Home-made potato crisps

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #1
    Peel the potatoes and rinse them.

    If you want to make "old-fashioned" crisps, do not peel them, just scrub them thoroughly under running water.
  2. 3 min.Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #2
    Slice the potatoes thinly and evenly. I advise you to use a mandolin, more-or-less essential for producing even slices.
  3. Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #3
    The ideal thickness you should aim for is 1 mm.
  4. 2 min.Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #4
    Rinse the slices in a bowl of water.
  5. 5 min.Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #5
    Drain and dry thoroughly on a tea towel.
  6. 3 min.Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #6
    When dry, lower into very hot frying oil.

    Do not put in too many at a time, as they will create a white foam that can froth up and overflow.

    Fry until the froth disappears (around 3 minutes).
  7. Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #7
    Remove the crisps from the oil and leave for 5 minutes.
  8. 5 min.Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #8
    Put the chips back into the oil and fry again until golden brown.
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    Tip onto absorbant paper, and sprinkle with salt.

    Eat immediately.
  10. Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #10
    For flavoured crisps, replace the salt with a mixture of a little salt and your choice of spice (curry, paprika, etc.).

Remarks:

The variety of potato affects the crisps' quality. I find I get the best results with Bintje.

Source:

Home made.

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