Introduction: Homemade Spicy Potato Chips

A potato chip or crisp is a thin slice of potato that has been deep fried, baked, kettle-cooked, or popped until crunchy. Potato chips are commonly served as a snack, side dish, or appetizer.

No matter how they're made, potato chips are simply an all time favorite. No matter what the occasion be, you can never go wrong with the classic potato chips.

In this Instructable, I'm going to show you the recipe for deep fried potato chips with some spicy flavored topping.

Step 1: The Ingredients

To make the homemade potato chips, you'll need the following items in your shopping cart.

  • Potatoes (2)
  • Salt
  • Oil (For Deep Frying)
  • Red Chili Powder (For Flavor)
  • Pepper Powder (For Flavor)
  • Water (For Soaking)

Step 2: Clean and Slice the Potatoes

After you find all the Ingredients in your kitchen, it's time to clean and slice the potatoes.

First, thoroughly wash the potatoes. Especially if you're gonna not peel them, give it a proper wash so that there's no dirt left on it. Then go ahead and peel the potatoes.

Next, using a kitchen mandoline, slice down the potatoes as thin as you want. The thin the slices are, the better. Because they wouldn't be called chips if they weren't thin and crispy.

Step 3: Soak Em

This is a quite common step when it comes to fried potatoes. The soaking of the potatoes in salt water.

Fill up a large bowl with cold water and add about 3 Tablespoons of salt in it.

Give the sliced potatoes a gentle wash and put them all in the salt water and let it soak for about 30 minutes.

The main reason for soaking is to get rid of all the excess starch, which results in crispier chips.

Step 4: Dry the Potatoes

After soaking the potatoes in salt water for half an hour, drain out all the water. Place the potatoes on to paper napkins and pat them dry.

When I say dry, I mean super dry. Because if the potatoes are still wet, when put into oil, it splatters and you might end up getting an oil burn.

Step 5: Fry and Flavor Em

Once the potatoes are dried thoroughly, heat some oil in a deep pan for frying.

Once the oil is heated, put the potato slices in the oil gently and fry them till they are slightly golden in color. Remove them from the oil and transfer it onto some paper napkins. This will extract all the extra oil from the chips.

Noe for the flavoring, it's totally up to your taste. Here I have mixed Chili powder, Pepper powder and Salt in equal proportions. Gently sprinkle the mixture on to the chips.

Step 6: Serve It Hot !

After adding your desired flavor to the chips, transfer it into a serving bowl. You can serve it with regular tomato ketchup or with some dips like mayonnaise or anything else.

You can also use salt as topping to get classic salted chips.

Let me know in the comments below if you want a recipe for an awesome dip to go with these chips.

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