Homemade potato crisps

    Homemade potato crisps

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    About this recipe: Making crisps at home is fun and easy especially if you have a deep fryer. Experiment with the shape and thickness of the potatoes, you may like them thicker or thinner, and you can use kumara (sweet potato) too. I use olive oil but you can use other oils.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced paper-thin
    • 3 tablespoons salt
    • 4 cups (1 litre) oil for deep frying

    Directions
    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Slice potatoes to your desired thickness and place them into a bowl of cold water as you slice. Drain and rinse, then refill the bowl with water and add the salt.
    2. Let the potatoes soak in the salty water for at least 30 minutes. Drain, then rinse and drain again.
    3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 185 C. Fry potato slices in small batches. Once they start turning golden, remove and drain on paper towels. Continue until all of the slices are fried. Season with additional salt if desired.
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    I have tried these a couple times and the kids love them. What I really suggest is that you slice the potatos thin and then soak in HOT water for 20 minutes. This removes quite a bit of starch. then dry well before frying. Tonight my wife dug some old potatoes out that had actually gotten eyes sprouting on them and they turned out better than fresh potatoes. The starch level was much lower and they turned out golden brown and crispy! thank you for the recipie!  -  15 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    Im sorry, but I have to say that my family didn't even get to try these. As fast as I was making them, I was eating them. The only problem that I came across with the recipie is my inability to slice anything paperthin. I did two half batches. One that followed the recipe, and the other one where instead of soaking the potatoes in water I soaked them in vinegar. Both turned out great. I only soaked the potatoes in vinegar for probably ten minutes max, as I felt too long may take away from the original taste. Thanks for the great recipe. I'm going to keep this on hand, and next time when I make them I will most definately make the batch a lot bigger.  -  30 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    I love this recipe, because it's basic enough to add to. I felt comfortable making changes to suit my taste. For example, i soaked the potatoes overnight in a solution half vinegar/water (I love vinegar chips). I also made a batch with sweet potatoes following the recipe, including salt soak, but then finishing with a cinnamon-sugar shake. Enjoyable and easy. Highly recommended.  -  02 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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