Introduction: Frying Potato Skins and Bananas for Snacks
This is about frying potato skins, thin potato slices, bananas and wiener sausages for snack food.
Step 1: Wash and Peel Potatoes
Make sure you was and clean the potatoes, your hands and everything else that will be coming into contact with the food.
WARNING: You will be working with heat (a hot stove) and hot oil. BE CAREFUL! Wear protective clothing and do not be stupid.
Remember, you cannot put out an oil based fire with water, so take precautions and have the correct equipment on hand.
Step 2: Peeling the Potatoes
Peel the potato with a peeler so you get very, very thin "slices". You don't just have to "cut" the peel off, you can "peel" more of the potato as well. You can "slice up" the whole potato with the peeler if you want to, it goes quite fast. The fried skins won't last long because they will all be gobbled up before you know it.
Step 3: Heating the Oil
Pour about 250ml ( +/- 1 cup) of cooking oil, (sunflower, olive or canola will do), into a suitable pot. Heat the oil until ready to fry the skins. You will know the oil is ready when you put a peel (skin) into the oil and tiny bubbles start forming all around it and it "sizzles".
Step 4: Frying the Skins, Potatoes, Bananas and Wieners
Lower the potato skins into the hot oil with the "strainer" (I have no idea what you call the hot oil scooping net / sieve thing). Be careful not to splash or put too much skins (peels) in at one time. I had about 4 batches. Take them out when they start to brown. They go quite fast. Use the "strainer" again to lift the skins out. Remember the protective clothing like an apron and gloves.
After the skins (peels) do some thinly sliced potatoes and make your own "kettle fried" crisps (chips). Take them out when they start to brown.
Then do some cut up wiener sausages.
After that some banana slices. The banana slices do not brown so just heat them up well before taking them out.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy
Put some salt on the potatoes or your favorite spices and serve.
Eat some yourself before you serve them because they do not last long and then they will all be gone.
DO NOT EAT THE BANANAS DIRECTLY AFTER FRYING THEM, THEY WILL BE VERY HOT ON THE INSIDE AND BURN YOU!
Let them cool down a bit until warm, and then they are yummy as my daughter would say.
(I recovered about 100ml of oil after the frying was done.)
Participated in the
Snack Food Contest