Homemade Potato Chips - Fresh, Nutritious and Deliciously Crisp
When you cannot or prefer not to rely on store bought versions of this popular snack food, you can, indeed, do-it-yourself at home.
Tasty and Easy Alternatives to Store-Bought
Kitchen tools and utensils that you might normally reserve for use in preparing foods for storage can often be put to use in other areas as well. In addition, these "other areas" need not be limited to meal preparation. Consider a widely popular snack food, the potato chip. You do not have to depend solely upon commercial food companies for access to this treat. It can be made in your very own kitchen.
You begin, of course, with the potato. Many recipes call for it to be sliced "paper thin", and you probably wouldn't want slices any thicker than about 1/8 inch. The easiest way to accomplish this is to use your mandolin vegetable slicer. Often used for preparing fruits and vegetables for canning or dehydrating, it can certainly be put to good use here, providing uniform, potato slices that are quickly and easily created.
Online potato chip recipes abound. Here are four that promise to satisfy your cravings for the salty crunchiness that characterizes this well known snack food.