Cookie Cutter Potato Chips

Introduction: Cookie Cutter Potato Chips

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Do you want to personalize or add a little homemade flair to a party?

How about making your own potato chips!

How about cutting potato chips into fun shapes using cookie cutters!!

To be EXTRA, you can even decorate potato chips!!!!

Economically, if you have the time, making your own potato chips saves you money. Depending on availability and location, any 5 pound bag of raw potatoes costs roughly $3 to $4. It may come with up to 10 medium size raw potatoes. This is compared to a family size bag of potato chips which is usually made from 2 to 3 potatoes. That one bag of potato chips may cost roughly $3 to $5. The savings add up.

BEWARE: Once you make these, your friends and family will ask for them again.

Supplies

  • Potatoes
  • Cookie cutters (plastic or metal) Both methods are described in this instructable.
  • 1 quart of cooking oil (any flavor)
  • Sharp knife
  • Grater or Potato Slicer
  • Slotted Spoon or Metal Strainer
  • Paper towels
  • Salt and seasoning (Decorate using colored salt, seasoning, and oil with chopstick or skewer.)
  • Large pot for stovetop (Option 1)
  • Baking sheet (Option 1)
  • Air Fryer (Option 2)

Step 1: Shape Potato Using Metal Cookie Cutter

  1. Using a knife, slice potato into manageable chunks that are slightly larger than the cookie cutter.
  2. Verify cookie cutter is sharp enough to cut into a scrap piece of potato. If cookie cutter is dull, it is better to use a tracing method described later in this instructable.
  3. Press metal cookie cutter through chunks to form shapes. NOTE: It may be necessary to trim the potato into smaller chunks if cookie cutter gets stuck.
  4. Using a grater or knife, slice potato along new shape into thin slices.

NOTE: Shape does not have to be perfect. Also, save the scraps for scalloped potatoes or continue slicing and cook the scraps with the chips in what we call "THE BITS."

Step 2: Shape Potato Using Plastic Cookie Cutter

  1. Choose a potato that is the same size as the cookie cutter.
  2. Using a knife, slice potato so that one side is flat.
  3. Slice side of potato facing you so that it is flat enough to place cookie cutter on top.
  4. Using knife, trace the shape of the cookie cutter into potato. Or, press cookie cutter into potato and hold in place.
  5. Cut excess off to form shape. NOTE: Shape does not have to be perfect. Also, save the scraps for scalloped potatoes or continue slicing and cook the scraps with the chips in what we call "THE BITS."
  6. Using a grater or knife, slice potato along new shape into thin slices.

NOTE: The cookie cutter shown here is from a ninja breadman cookie cutter set. No ninjas were hurt in the making of this instructable.

Step 3: Option 1: Cook Using Stovetop and Oven

  1. In large pot, heat oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) or until water immediately pops when it comes in contact with hot oil.
  2. Drop slices of potato into hot oil (one at a time preferably).
  3. Allow potato slices to cook until slices float and turn golden brown.
  4. Using a slotted spoon or strainer, remove from oil.
  5. To make extra crispy, place potato chips onto baking sheet and toast in oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) for 5 minutes.
  6. Place onto a paper towel.

Step 4: Option 2: Cook Using Air Fryer

  1. Dip potato slices in oil or drizzle oil on top of slices.
  2. Drain excess oil from slices.
  3. Arrange slices into single layer of Air Fryer with as much airflow as possible between slices.
  4. Set Air Fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
  5. Set time to 15-20 minutes and start.
  6. During cooking, stir or rotate potato chips to evenly cook every 5 minutes. Potato chips should be golden brown when done.
  7. After cooking ends, place on paper towels.

Step 5: Add Salt and Seasoning. OR ADD FLAIR!!

  1. For best results, immediately apply salt and seasoning as soon as the chips are removed from the oil or Air Fryer. In the example, the heart-shaped chips were cooked in the Air Fryer and were seasoned as soon as they were removed.
  2. OR if you want to be EXTRA and decorate, mix salt and seasoning into a side dish of oil to make a thick clumpy salt oil mixture for flavored decorations. Dip chopstick or skewer into mixture and decorate chip. In the example, we used colored salt mixed with oil as the eyes.
  3. Additionally, you can decorate using a piece of paper bent into a V-shape and then sprinkling dry salt onto the potato chip. In the example, oil on the potato chip attracted the salt to form lines in order to create this seasoned mummy and salty tree.
  4. Allow to cool and then serve.
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    4 Comments

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    Alex in NZ
    Alex in NZ

    9 months ago

    I love these! Thank you so much for sharing your idea :-)
    (Also, cool NinjaBread Man in step 2 ;-)

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    BuildaMecha
    BuildaMecha

    Reply 9 months ago

    Thanks!
    I couldn't stop the ninja from breaking the other chips!

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    BuildaMecha
    BuildaMecha

    Reply 9 months ago

    Thanks!