Homemade Potato Chips

Homemade Potato Chips
Homemade Potato Chips. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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These easy potato chips will satisfy that salty snack craving, and you get to control the salt. 

What You'll Need

  • 6 medium potatoes
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Optional: Salt to tase

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil (an inch or two) in a deep heavy saucepan, saute pan, or deep fat fryer to 370° F.
  2. Wash and peel the potatoes. Slice as thin as possible.
  3. An old fashioned cabbage slicer can be used or use a sharp knife or food processor with a thin slicing blade.
  4. Immediately immerse the potato slices in a bowl of ice cold water and let stand for at least one hour.  Dry them thoroughly by shaking them in a towel.
  1. Fry the chips in small batches in the hot oil until a light golden brown.
  2. Drain on paper towels or brown paper bags.
  3. Salt lightly. Cool the chips and enjoy, or store them at room temperature in a food storage bag or covered container.

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