The potato chip was first invented at Saratoga, NY’s elegant Moon Lake Lodge on August 24, 1853. Since then, it’s gone on to become one of America’s favorite snack foods. Join me, Kathey Raskin of Las Vegas, in observing National Potato Chip day by deep-frying up a batch of these crispy, savory treats. One of my favorite things about homemade chips is you can add any seasonings you like. While I have provided seasoning instructions in my recipe, I encourage you to experiment and come up with your own family favorite recipe. Bon appetite!
1-1/2 lbs medium russet potatoes
7 to 8 cups oil, for the best taste use peanut or canola
Kosher salt to taste
2 tsps garlic powder
1 ½ tsps celery salt
1 ½ tsps pepper
Fill a large bowl with ice water and then soak the potatoes for approximately 2 hours. Scrub the potatoes well and then slice very thinly using a metal cheese slicer, vegetable peeler, or mandoline. In a cast iron skillet heat the oil to 375°. Pat the thinly-sliced potatoes dry with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Fry the potatoes in small, manageable batches until they reach a mouth-watering golden brown color, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with seasonings, and that’s it, you’ve got delicious, homemade chips!
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