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August 28, 2014  |  

Potato Chips

Rather than purchase bags of greasy chips make your own. At least this way you have more control over what you are eating.


  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 russet potato (about 10 ounces)
  • Coarse salt


  1. Add 1 inch oil to a deep straight-sided skillet and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fat thermometer reaches 360 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, cut potato into very thin rounds with a handheld slicer or sharp knife. Immediately transfer to a large bowl of water and let soak 1 minute. Drain potatoes and thoroughly pat dry.
  3. Working in small batches (a handful at a time), fry potatoes until golden and curling at edges and oil stops bubbling, about 2 minutes. Regulate heat to maintain oil temperature between 350 degrees and 365 degrees, and return oil to 360 degrees between batches. Transfer chips as fried to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain and immediately sprinkle with salt. Potato chips are best served the same day but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Source: Martha Stewart

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