Introduction: Kettle Cooked Chips

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Thick, Crispy and Delicious flavors await your taste-buds as you complete this quick and easy instructable.

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

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You will need these household items:

2-quart kettle
Potatoes
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1.5-2 cups Canola oil
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
Knife or Salad shooter
Fork or Slotted Spoon(to strain potatoes)
Colander
Your choice of seasonings and a ziplock bag
Paper towels for drying

Step 2: Peel Potatoes!

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Thats right! Peel them brown things! 4 Small Potatoes will make about 3 cups of finished kettle chips

Step 3: Set Up Kettle and Slice Potatoes

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Mix together all the oil and vegetable shortening in the kettle, should come out to be about an inch.

Slice your freshly peeled potatoes with your knife or salad shooter (I used a salad shooter).

Cut them length-wise for dipping.

Step 4: Wash and Cook

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Before cooking, wash the potatoes after sliced. Washing them takes off excess starch to create a crispier chip.

After wash, insert the slices into kettle. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOURSELF. The oil is hot!!. The potatoes will bubble and cause oil to be splattered if you drop them in too hard.

Once the potatoes are safely in the kettle, don't crowd the chip. Crowding the potatoes will lead to uneven cooking. Cook them until a light brown.

Spoon them out with a slotted spoon or a regular fork and place them on a paper towel to dry

Step 5: Season!

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Take your fresh kettle cooked chips and put them in your ziplock bag. Insert your choice of seasonings in with potatoes and shake.

I prefer spicy chips so i added:
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon lime salt
1/2 teaspoon Lawry's season salt
Be sure to get a good even coating.

Step 6: Enjoy!

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Serve at your next grill out party or save it for a snack. Mine were very spicy and tasty! Tell me your recipes and how they turned out!

Comments

ashbegash (author)2012-06-11

These look FAB!!

msdrpepper (author)2010-07-15

The peelings can also be recycled in the compost bin or fed to your worms if one does vermiposting (you know, like the book "Worms eat my garbage"). My cat loves them... guess the peelings and the first 1/8-1/4 inch of potato just directly under the skin is where all the healthy nutrients are, so without the peelings, all you really do get are the starchy parts. So anyway we love the peelings and you do need to try the fried peelings too - no joke, those are good too!! yummy. I just leave them on the 'tater (but make sure the skin is clean!!!). Helpful hint - if someone wants to make a big batch of potato chips (or baked potatoes), and not looking forward to hand scrubbing 5 or 10 pounds of potatoes (or doesn't have a younger sibling you can pawn the job off onto), you can run them through the dishwasher!! Seriously!! Just don't use dishwasher soap! If you want, you can put a glug of vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher, and then set your water on and for the shortest cycle and let the water jets blast the crud off the potatoes (I usually do top rack but I guess bottom rack would do.). I've seen this done in restaurants and it was a cafe owner who told me this years ago. So we did it because we were baking potatoes for a concession stand fundraiser. But it really does work well...

...you are a GENIUS with the whole dishwasher thing...i've actually heard you can wrap fish in tinfoil and cook it in there too! I would be careful with the potato peels though...Potato peels contain oxalates, which can have a negative effect on pets’ digestive, nervous, and urinary tract systems...i have a kitty who eats everything (she's been to the vet for chewing open a tube of super glue, swallowing yarn, getting ahold of one of her other mommy's medications, and i've caught her trying to eat my straight-pins for sewing) so i have done a LOT of research heh :)

jeff-o (author)2009-09-08

Looks tasty!!

ecosburn (author)jeff-o2011-10-30

I agree! Delicious : )

lemonie (author)2009-09-08

I wouldn't peel these, out of interest why did you, and what did you do with the peelings? L

ERCBIENG (author)lemonie2009-09-08

I peeled them because I personally don't like potato peals on my chips. I put the potatoes peels in my handy dandy mulch bin.

lemonie (author)ERCBIENG2009-09-08

OK, I like skin, but not everyone does. Fried peelings are rather good if you do like that sort of thing. L

ERCBIENG (author)lemonie2009-09-09

I've never had just fried peelings... sounds interesting I think I will try it

dchall8 (author)2009-09-08

What temperature should the oil be?

ERCBIENG (author)dchall82009-09-08

I didn't use a thermometer. I just set the stove to medium-high. I did some research and 375 seems to be the magic number

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