What happens when I get some free time? I get to experiment in the kitchen, that's what happens. I had extra russet potatoes that I don't want to go to waste, so I thought of making my own potato chips.
I will admit, it's easier and cheaper to get into the car (even with today's gas prices), drive to the grocery and grab a bag of potato chips. But, it's the satisfaction I get from creating something, that's why I choose to labor this way. And if you have kids, I bet they will enjoy making their own chips and getting creative with what flavors to put on the chips.
3 russet potatoes
|1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly under running water with a vegetable brush. I chose not to peel the potatoes, but I used the peeler to remove some "eyes" on the potatoes.|
|2. Using a sharp knife, slice the potatoes really thin, you can see through them.|
|3. Start heating up enough oil, so that the chips are floating in them without touching the bottom of the pot. Lay the potato slices on a plate and sprinkle with paprika, white pepper, and curry powder.|
|4. Carefully drop in one potato slice at a time. The oil must be hot enough to create bubbles when the potatoes are put in, but not too hot or you will quickly burn the potatoes.|