A few days ago I uploaded a short video clip on my Instagram stories of how these chips sound when you eat them and let me just tell you, my dm was flooded with messages from people asking on how I get them so crunchy. Well, today is your lucky day.
These chips are super easy to make and if you have kids, will finish in no time at all, that is how delicious they are. They are very versatile in that you can season them with any of your favorite spices. I often season mine with finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese and it tastes amazing. You can also skip the seasoning and make a dip for them. I imagine it would be a great appetizer at a dinner party or a snack while watching a movie or your favorite sport.
There are however a few things to remember when following this recipe.
1. Make sure you soak your sliced potatoes in salted water for at least 30 minutes. This step helps remove the access starch in the potatoes and this ensures that they don't stick together while frying. I have skipped this step before and trust me, it is not a pleasant experience to eat chips which did not cook properly because they have stuck together.
2. The potatoes need to be as dry as possible before you fry them. If your potatoes are wet, they will be soggy and wont crisp up as desired.
3. Fry the potatoes in batches. If you overcrowd the pot, the oil will cool down considerably and you can forget about them coming out crunchy and crispy.
4. Remove the chips half way done, crank up the heat and fry them for a second time until golden brown. This is probably the most important step to make sure that your fries become crunchy while frying.
Please do try this recipe out and make sure to tag me on my Instagram.
10-12 potatoes, peeled
Oil for frying
Smoked paprika, salt and black pepper for seasoning
1. Place the peeled potatoes into salted water, just covering them.
2. Use the slicer side of your box grater to slice potatoes into thin rounds.
3. Let the sliced potatoes soak in the salted water for about 30 minutes.
4. After 30 mins, drain the sliced potato on a kitchen cloth and pat them dry with a paper towel. Do this step in batches.
5. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot enough, add your potatoes and let them fry until halfway done. Also fry in batches as to make sure not to over crowd the pot.
6. Remove half fried potatoes unto a plate and turn your heat to high.
7. Place the potatoes back into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crunchy.
8. Remove the chips from oil and place them into a bowl lined with a paper towel.
9. Season while hot and enjoy.