Potato Chips

potato chips

One of the most popular chips available in market these days are these potato chips (or potato wafers as they are called here). We make chips from raw jackfruit, plantain/banana, breadfruit etc. Since these are readily available in market, I make these very rarely. Many of you requested for this recipe, so I thought of posting the recipe here.

For these chips, you have to select big sized potatoes to get chips of larger diameter. Use a mandoline slicer to get uniform pieces. In order to make them stiff, we generally put them in ice and water for about ten minutes before frying.

Ice cubes and water
Chilly powder (optional)
Turmeric powder

In a bowl, mix a tea spn salt with half cup water and a pinch of turmeric powder. Keep it aside.
Wash the potatoes well. Do not peel off the skin. Using a slicer, make thin slices. Place them in a bowl with ice cubes(7-8) and water for about ten minutes. Spread them over a paper or cloth for about 20 – 30 minutes till they get dried up.
Deep fry them in hot oil. I generally use coconut oil for frying. Any oil
can be used.
When the chips are almost done, add salted water in the frying pan(Be very careful as the oil splashes when water is added). When the bubbling sound disappears, remove the
chips from the frying pan. Spread them on a paper so that much of the oil is absorbed by the paper.
Red chilly powder may be sprinkled over the chips when they are hot.You can store them
in an airtight container when they are cooled to room temperature.


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12 thoughts on “Potato Chips”

  1. Hi,
    I really like your recipes and have tried out a few with good results. I wanted to know why you added water to the oil after the chips are almost done? Does it make them crisper?


    1. SJ, the salted water is added for taste. If you sprinkle salt over the chips after they are done, it does not get soaked into chips.

  2. superb..but adding water to hot oil!!!!..doest that splatter oil every whre and would we be able to use that leftover oil again ?

  3. It is better to soak the potato slices in salty ice cold water. Then there is no need of adding salt water later .

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