I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Potato Chips

Homemade potato chips are so good and go with any sandwich.  It takes more time then going to the store to buy them, but still are very easy to make.   I'll post a deep-fried, baked, & microwave version.  I think baked is my favorite.


POTATO CHIPS
(serves 4)

Ingredients:
*1 pound russet potatoes, scrubbed & rinsed
*vegetable oil (for deep-fried)
*1/4 cup butter, melted (for baked)
*non-stick cooking spray (for microwave)
*1 teaspoon salt

                   (Deep Fried)

Deep-Fired Directions:
~Using a mandolin, slice potatoes (if using a knife about 1/8 inch thick).
~Place sliced potatoes in a bowl filled with cold water.
~Let sit in water for 15-30 minutes.
~In a large heavy sauce pan, fill a little less than half way with vegetable oil.
~Heat over medium-high heat, the oil should be between 325-350 degrees.
~Remove sliced potatoes from water and pat as dry as possible.
~Add potato slices to hot oil in a single layer.
~Fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
~Drain on paper towels, season with salt, season mix or BBQ seasoning (listed below), while chips are still hot.

             (Oven Baked)

Oven Directions:
~Using a mandolin, slice potatoes (if using a knife about 1/8 inch thick).
~Place sliced potatoes in a bowl filled with cold water.
~Let sit in water for 15-30 minutes.
~Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
~Remove sliced potatoes from water & pat as dry as possible.
~Arrange the potatoes in a single layer onto buttered cookie sheet.
~Brush the potatoes with melted butter.
~Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are a golden brown.
~Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt, season mix, or BBQ seasoning (listed below), while chips are still hot.



                 (Microwaved)

Microwave Directions:
~Using a mandolin, slice potatoes (if using a knife about 1/8 inch thick).
~Place sliced potatoes in a bowl filled with cold water.
~Let sit in water for 15-30 minutes.
~Remove sliced potatoes from water and pat as dry as possible.
~Put a piece of parchment paper onto a plate.
~Spray the parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray.
~Place the potato slices in a single layer on top of the parchment paper.
~Spray the potatoes with non-stick cooking spray.
~Turn off the rotating option on your microwave.
~Cook for 4-5 minutes.
~Remove chips that are a light golden brown, you may need to add a little additional cooking time with the chips that are in the center of the plate.
~Sprinkle with salt, season mix or BBQ seasoning (listed below), while chips are still hot.

Variations:
`Seasoned Chips: Mix  1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder & 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.  Sprinkle desired amount over hot chips.

`For BBQ chips: Mix 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder,
1/4 teaspoon chili powder, 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard, & a dash of cayenne pepper.

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