Introduction: Sour Cream & Onion Pringles Copycat
Everyone love Pringles, but lets face it: they are not exactly cheap. The solution? Make your own Pringles!
I'm explaining how to make the Sour Cream & Onion ones, since they are my favorite, but you can just as easily make the Original ones, just by not adding sour cream or onion to the mixture.
Even though they may not look exactly like Pringles, the flavor is really really close (and, if you make the original ones, even closer)
Step 1: Ingredients
In order to make Sour Cream & Onion Pringles you'll need:
- 2 small onions
- 3 small lemons (or 4 tbsp of lemon juice)
- 4 tbsp of cornstarch
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1 2/3 cups of instant mashed potatoes (powder)
- 1 tbsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- Ground black pepper
Step 2: Prepare the Ingredients
The first thing you need to do is to mince the onions.
You don't have to cut them in very small pieces, since you will be straining the mixture later, and you will discard the pieces. 1/2 inch pieces should be more than enough.
Once you are done with the onions, squeeze the lemons and save the juice.
Step 3: Make the Mix
Now, put the minced onion in a small pot and add the milk and the sour cream and mix everything.
Then, add the lemon juice you saved, the salt, and the sugar. Mix again.
Once you have mixed everything, put the pot on the fire and heat the mix until it boils. Then turn the fire off and let the mix settle for 10 minutes.
Finally, strain the mix. What you need is the liquid, so you can discard the rest.
Step 4: Prepare the Dough
Once you have the liquid ready, add the instant mashed potatoes powder to it and stir well until it is mixed. (Check the image to see the result).
Afterwards, add the black pepper (to taste) and the cornstarch. Finally, mix everything and knead until you get a homogeneous dough.
Now that you have the dough ready, put a sheet of waxed paper over a tray and put the dough on it. Flatten it until you get a thin layer. You are going to cut the Pringles out from this layer, so make sure it is thin enough (although that will make the cutting out harder).
You may have to use several trays for this amount of dough.
Then, put the tray in the fridge and let the dough cool for an hour.
Step 5: Make the Pringles!
It's time to make the Pringles!
Preheat the oven at 350º F (10-15 minutes) and take the dough layer out of the fridge.
Spread a thin layer of oil on a oven tray and sprinkle some salt on it. This with prevent the Pringles from sticking to the tray and it will give them a salty touch.
Cut the Pringles out of the dough layer and put them on the oven tray. I used an oval cookie cutter for this, but a glass would work too!
Of course, you can use the remaining dough to make a new layer and repeat the process.
Put the Pringles in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Then, take them out, turn them over, and put them back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
You are done! Enjoy your homemade Pringles!