Potato Chips, From Scratch

One of the many fine things you can do with a mandoline slicer is make thin slices of vegetables.  About 2 weeks ago I gave baked potato chips a try and they baked, and baked and baked and before I knew it they were burnt.  The chips may have been over, but I wasn’t done with the idea.  Ryan and I decided this made a great From Scratch Weekends experiment.

Ryan gets most of the physical credit for the work done on this attempt of the chips.  He sliced the potatoes.  We actually made a few batches and played around with the thickness of the potato slices.
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This time we fried them in some canola oil.  Baked chips are on hold while we master the original process for the potato chip.  We also played around with the temperature for the oil.  It has to be really hot. 
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You can see they are starting to brown.
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Out came some nice looking potato chips.
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They had a nice crunch to them, well, most of them.  The bonus to homemade potato chips was that we controlled the ingredients, and that means sodium too.  Instead of loading these up with sodium (salt) and other sodium containing flavorings, we used this Mrs. Dash onion and herb seasoning.
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This will not be the end of the homemade chip!

QUESTIONS:  Have you ever made your own potato chips?  What is your favorite kind of potato chip?

6 comments:

Astra Libris said...

Your potato chips are very impressive!! We first made homemade potato chips when Zach recreated a childhood recipe he remembered his grandmother fixing for him - sliced potatoes that she fried and then called "fry-fry..." We quickly realized they were homemade potato chips! :-) I've never used a mandolin slicer, though, so our potato chips have never looked nearly as beautiful as yours! :-)

P.S. Your balsamic and blue cheese tilapia sounds SO heavenly!! Thank you for the gorgeous recipe idea!

Chow and Chatter said...

always enjoy these posts I haven't tried it but scared of hot oil he he

sophia said...

I've never tried making my own chips before...baked chips don't count! I'm actually not much of a chip fan, because they dry out my mouth and I get rashes in my mouth from too much salt. But homemade ones would def rock!!

Lori Lynn said...

Those look good!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Your chips look great!

I've made ovenbaked sweet potato chips, but, as you said, it's a bit tricky to get them nice and crispy but not burn them...

Hope you are having a wonderful time in the States!

Gina; The Candid RD said...

I've definitely made my own potato chips, but never like this! I typically bake mine. However, it always takes forever, so I may have to try this method some time. I usually use sweet potatoes, but that's just because I like their taste (and nutrition facts) better. I just received a new mandoline for X-mas, so this should be on my to-make list!

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