November 2, 2011
I decided yesterday to try a go at homemade potato chips. I was craving something crunchy and salty, and going to the store wasn't an option. Yet again, the slicer was a blessing! I have tried slicing potatoes thin enough before with a knife, but you just can't get them right.
I over did things in the slicing department, and ended up putting a coffee can full of the slices in the freezer for another day. That is the worst part, the frying, it only takes about 10 minutes per batch, but I ended up being at it for several hours, to get enough for a few servings for all of us. I have a small electric frying pan that I use to fry in oil, I won't fry on my gas stove. Too much risk of a splatter turning into a major issue with an open flame.
I guess I did ok....my pickiest eater, Tom (13yo) informed me that they were better than Lay's chips! Can't ask for more than that. Lets see how they hold up in the ziplock bag for a few days...might need to rethink the storage if they lose their crispiness.