Sunday, September 23, 2012

Kettle Chips

for the chips-
4 large Idaho Potatoes (Russets)
2 pints peanut oil (I used canola and the results were the same)
sea salt
Cracked pepper if desired

Onion dip (optional- I'm not making it because---well, I don't like it and I refuse to waste ingredients)
or the dip-
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
salt & pepper, to taste

Wash whole potatoes. Using a mandoline or food processor slice the potatoes very thin. Then soak them in cold water for 20-30 minutes.

In the mean time, make the dip by stirring all ingredients together. Refrigerate. 
Heat oil in large pot to medium high heat. (mine was about 6 1/2)

Dry potato slices extremely well (I went as far as to dry them individually with a clean cloth).You don't want them wet when frying. When you think the oil is hot enough drop ONE into the oil. If the chip doesn't have even bubbles you need to turn the heat up. If you drop in the chip and it starts drying like crazy- turn it down. I actually had to turn mine up a little bit.

You want the bubbles to be even.

After  about 3-5 minutes, the potatoes should be brown and looking a lot like chips. Drain with a slotted spoon and place onto paper towels. Sprinkle with sea salt immediately and repeat with remaining batches. Serve with cold dip or eat by themselves- they are good.We even made a cracked pepper and sea salt one.

Verdict: Very good! Hailey told me while I was slicing the potatoes that they looked gross- she has probably eaten the most!

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  1. Hey, I didn't know you were a blogger, too! Found you through Pinterest. :) This one looks like a worthwhile adventure. I have to admit, I am more apt to pin than actually "do" most of the things on my boards. Might have something to do with our in-progress house. I think I'll be more adventurous once the kitchen is done.

    1. I am! This has been a fun adventure (much less stressful after I quit pushing myself to do one a day- especially the doll clothes!). I was always pinning tons of things and realized if I didn't challenge myself I'd never actually do any of it. The girls and I can't wait to break into my Halloween board!