We recently added a basic deep fryer to our inventory of kitchen appliances. I’m not certain I would have picked one out on my own, but I have to say, the french fried potato chips that we’ve been making are absolutely delicious! They are a nice crispy (as long as I get them sliced thinly enough) and quite flavorful.
We’ve been using Sea Salt on our potatoes, and I think that is what is making all the difference. They are lightly salty, but not in that covered-in-table-salt kind of way. For this last batch, we added some Garlic Powder too… Yum!!
Once the potato chips come out of the deep fryer, they go onto a cookie sheet pre-sprinkled with the sea salt and garlic powder. The proven technique has been to use two forks to separate the potato slices and arrange them in a single layer. Then, they are shaken back and forth to coat the bottoms. Before going into a serving dish, the tops are lightly sprinkled with another round of salt and garlic powder. Big kudos to Mr. Foodgroove and Pup for perfecting this method!
I didn’t expect to enjoy these quite so much… Though I should have, because I am a potato chip fanatic. I do think it’s essential to use the sea salt, most definitely. We’ve got some other items we want to try frying, such as onion rings and wontons and such. For the moment though, we’re basking in the goodness of homemade potato chips. UPDATE: Name changed to potato chips, because that’s really what they are. Thanks IPP!