Thinking back,I myself would not venture into making chips at home.Primarily because it is too much effort for something which is addictive and pretty much gets over sooner than the time it takes to make it and secondly because good quality chips are available in the market which we can buy when we fancy eating chips,which is very rarely.
But amma is amma and she will never settle for store-bought chips.So this time,she made some potato chips-just like that.I would have settled for Lays in the given time!All I had to do was to take pics as she peeled the potatoes,kept the oil for heating and got her 'chips machine' ready.Off it went straight into the hot oil and in less than 20 minutes,we had a batch of yummy homemade potato chips ready!
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Potato - 1 kg
Oil - 1/2 ltr ( we used coconut oil )
Red chilly powder - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1 tbsp
Hing/Asafetida - 1 tsp
Peel the potatoes.Wash and wipe them dry on a kitchen towel.
Make a dry mix of red chilly powder,salt and hing/asafetida.
In a kadai heat the oil to smoking point.
Using a chips machine slice the potatoes straight into the hot oil.Do not crowd the pan.
Stir lightly as the potatoes start to crisp up-will take anywhere between 5-7 minutes depending on the size of the pan and the temperature of the oil.
When the potatoes become golden brown and the edges become crisp remove the chips using a slotted spoon draining off as much oil as possible.
Immediately add a tsp or so of the dry mix spice powder and shake the chips.Repeat with rest of the potatoes.
Store in an airtight container.
- Maintain the temperature of the oil consistently for evenly fried chips.
- If you do not have a chips machine,slice the potatoes as thinly as possible and fry-it might take longer to fry if the chips are not thin.
- You can make a plain salted version too if you don't like adding chilly powder.