Home-made potato crisps


Home-made potato crisps
Making your own potato crisps (or chips, if you are American) is quite easy. All you need to do is slice potatoes and fry them. That is all well and good in principle, but there are a few tips it is important to know. I'll explain them for you in this recipe.
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Last modified on: March 19th 2014

For 600 g, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 100 g 200 g 400 g 600 g

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
15 min.5 min.6 min.26 min.
Keeping: Home-made crisps do not keep.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 3
Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #3
The ideal thickness you should aim for is 1 mm.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #4
Rinse the slices in a bowl of water.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #5
Drain and dry thoroughly on a tea towel.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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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).

Stage 7
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Remove the crisps from the oil and leave for 5 minutes.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #8
Put the chips back into the oil and fry again until golden brown.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Home-made potato crisps  : Photo of step #9
Tip onto absorbant paper, and sprinkle with salt.

Eat immediately.

Stage 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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
765 Kcal or 3,203 Kj18 gr171 gr1 gr
38 %7 %16 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
85 Kcal or 356 Kj2 gr19 gr< 1 gr
4 %1 %2 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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