Since it is grilling season and when I think of grilling season I think of hamburgers and potato chips I thought I would share my favorite homemade potato chips. These are the best! Way better than store bought chips and really not that hard to make.
Years ago before we had children, we used to go to this little old fashioned bar/restaurant and we always got the homemade chips. We have since moved away and I don't even remember the name of the little unassuming restaurant that we loved so much, but we still enjoy the homemade chips made fresh in our own kitchen.
My favorite way to eat these delicious homemade chips is to drizzle them with blue cheese dressing and sprinkle with fresh chopped chives or green onions.
You want to slice your potatoes really thin so that they crisp up nicely in the hot oil, but don't worry, the softer pieces are yummy too.
4-6 Russet Potatoes (I make 1 potato per person)
Blue Cheese dressing, optional
Chopped green onions, optional
1. Heat oil in a large dutch oven or deep skillet. I turn my burner up to high and then bring it down some later if I need to. I never check the temperature, but if you are using a thermometer, 350 degrees is where you want to be.
2. Slice potatoes into very thin rounds with a mandolin or sharp knife. I have made these with skins and without and we didn't see much difference between the two. Your preference - peel the potatoes or leave the skins on. I leave them on...it's easier:)
3. When the oil is hot, gently lower the potatoes into the oil. Deep fry until the potatoes are a deep golden brown. You want them to be nice and crispy, not soggy. I stir to separate them a little while frying. Also, fry in small batches.
4. When the chips are a deep golden brown, remove them to a cooling rack that is over a paper towel lined pan. This helps the excess oil drip off and keeps the chips crispy.
5. Sprinkle with salt and serve warm. These are delicious with blue cheese dressing and chopped green onions or chives.
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