Homemade Potato Chips

One of my fond memories of childhood is chips, papad, kachri etc spread out in the backyard of my house. My mother would spread plastic sheets on the ground and line them with papad or spread a cloth with chips of all shapes and sizes. We would store them up in large jars ready for use. It was fun preparing the fares specially when it hard work increased the taste of the fares and also helped fill out the dull summer afternoons during holidays 🙂

This time I went home, Mom and I again made some potato chips. The best part is frying the chips once they are done and everyone digging into the bowl.

Ingredients

2 kg large potatoes

Peel the potatoes. A special chips cutter is required as displayed below. Hold it at an angle and just slice the potatoes against it.

 

Chips cutter

Chips cutter

Wash the chips in water 2-3 times to drain out the starch. Boil in a pot of water for 1 minute to make the chips tender. Test by squeezing the middle of a chip. It should not be too hard or too soft. Drain the water.

Spread a nylon or synthetic cloth under the sun. It is easy to free the chips from a synthetic cloth. Lay the chips on the cloth singly. They should not overlap each other. Let them dry for a couple of hours till they feel crisp. They will be stuck to the cloth. Stretch the cloth by its two ends running along the entire length of it. The chips will come off automatically without breaking. Leave the chips in the sun till they dry out completely.

Chips drying under the sun

Chips drying under the sun

Store in an air-tight box. Fry and sprinkle salt or chat masala for taste. Serve hot with tea.

Potato Chips ready to be fried and served

Potato Chips ready to be fried and served

The chips mentioned here are very handy when fasting as they do not contain salt. In order to make salted chips, add salt to the boiling water.

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9 Responses

  1. I love this blog!

  2. Thanks for the appreciation unitary. It gives me inspiration to put in more efforts in spreading the love of food 🙂

  3. Hi, good post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for writing. I’ll certainly be coming back to your blog.

  4. hi, i made chips through the same process as mentioned,but now when im frying them then turn very dark brown immediately after putting them in hot oil, n taste is also very different. please tell me what is the problem….
    thank you

  5. Hi Anita. I am very sorry to hear that your potato chips have not turned out as envisioned. There are two reasons for this. First is that the quality of potatoes is not up to the mark. You should not use winter potatoes for chips. They can be identified by their flaky jackets. Second, the starch was not drained from the potatoes properly. You need to wash the potatoes in water a couple of times to drain the starch. I hope this solves your query. Please do let me know so I can help you further. Sam

  6. Great Recipe! I found an exceptional way to make potato chips, they call it “Potato Chip on a Stick” in Asia, I have just bought the slicer machine, you can slice the potato in spiral on a wood skewer, is really amazing, you can see how it work at

    A totally different way to make your own potato chips at home, you can make banana chips as well, my kid loves it. 🙂

  7. Great Recipe! I found an exceptional way to make potato chips, they call it “Potato Chip on a Stick” or “Spiral Potato Chips” in Asia, I have just bought the slicer machine, you can slice the potato in spiral on a wood skewer, is really amazing, you can see how it work at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD1WBAqT6Ko. A totally different way to make your own potato chips at home, you can make banana chips as well, my kid loves it. 🙂

  8. @Donna. This is a great idea. The spiral chips look amazing. I will try and get one. Thanks 🙂

  9. potato chip on stick? that is the first time i heard that name. i but i read good review about tornado potato chips! tornado potato slicer is quite expensive but people say it is worth the buy, you can start a small business and make good profit selling tornado potato chips..

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