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Here are three things you can do right now, I promise, that will improve how your home made potato chips turn out and one bonus idea!
Now for the bonus idea, that will have your guests raving about how inventive you are… when using russets, rather than slice the potato vertically into circles, slice it the entire length of the potato. This will make a unique presentation.
A few more tidbits:
Never salt the potato slices before frying (breaks down the oil), have a salt/pepper/spice mixture ready to go in brown paper lunch bags and add the warm chips, seal the bag shut and give the chips a shake. This is also a way that each guest can customize their chips. Personally I like mine with sea salt, fresh coarsely ground pepper and some Parmesan or powdered white or yellow cheddar cheese (available from King Arthur’s Flour). Surprise guests by fixing a small batch of chips and then dusting them with a cinnamon sugar salt mixture, sort of a savory sweet version.
Below are a couple of recipes for fresh made chips from our recipe files.
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