Grab yourself some potatoes and make homemade potato chips! You control the thickness, seasoning and crunch. A fun and simple snack to make right in your kitchen.
Who doesn’t love a nice, crispy potato chip? For the record, I do. So, today, we are making them homemade, and guys, they are so good.
Ingredients & Supplies
- Canola oil
- Cold water
- Large mixing bowl
- Sharp knife or vegetable slicer
- Large flat rimmed baking sheet
- Paper towel or paper napkins
- Clean dish towel
- Thermometer for oil or wooden spoon
Let’s Make Homemade Potato Chips:
- Scrub your potatoes clean and slice them into thin pieces. The thinner, the better. If they are a little on the thicker side, that’s OK. But, you may need to cook those a little longer.
- Place the sliced potatoes into a large bowl. Fill the bowl with cold water. Be sure to cover all your pieces of potato. Let them soak for a bit.
- Next, drain the potato slices and pat dry.
- In a heavy duty, large skillet or pot, heat up the oil. Your oil temperature should be 375 degrees. Fry the potatoes in batches for approx 3-4 minutes. Be sure to stir them frequently!
- Once they are done, carefully, remove them with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate or baking sheet to drain. If you wish to salt them, do it now! That way, the salt will stick to your chips.
A few notes:
- You can peel your potatoes before slicing, but, it’s not necessary. Also, russet potatoes work best.
- If you don’t have a thermometer..stick the handle of a wooden spoon into the oil. If it’s ready, the oil will bubble around the handle.
- Store any leftover chips in a sealed container.