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Monday Meal: Homemade Potato Chips

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I love a good potato chip. However, it seems to me that most commercial potato chips don't really taste like potatoes anymore. So, when I want first-rate, thick and crunchy chips, I make them myself. It's actually very easy when you just follow a few simple but critical steps. Here is how I do it. 

Ingredients: 

1 lb. Russet potatoes, scrubbed 

2 Tbs. white vinegar

Peanut oil for frying

Kosher salt

Method: 

Preheat oil in a fryer or Dutch oven to 325 degrees F. 

Slice the potatoes into 1/8-inch slices. I highly recommend using a mandoline  or V-slicer. 

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Place the potato slices in a large bowl of cold water as you slice them. This will help remove some of the starch. 

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In a large pot, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil with the vinegar. 

Drain the potato slices in a colander. 

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Place the potatoes into the pot and boil the slices for 3 minutes. 

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Drain the potato slices and spread them out on kitchen towels or paper towels. Allow them to air dry for about 5 minutes. 

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Carefully place about one-third of the potatoes into the hot oil. Don't overcrowd the potato slices. Fry, stirring occasionally with a wire mesh spider for 6 to 10 minutes, until the potatoes stop bubbling in the oil. 

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Transfer the chips to a platter lined with paper towels or onto a paper grocery bag. Sprinkle with salt. 

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Repeat the frying process with the remaining potato slices. 

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Photos by Ted Scheffler


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