Condiments, Sauces & Dressings, Recipes

 

Sometimes everyone just needs a potato chip, myself included. Today was one of those days.. rainy, lazy Sunday afternoon.. which always seem to leave with me with a messy kitchen 🙂

AND I’m just looking for reasons to use my new Spiral Vegetable Cutter!! I’m so in LOVE with this new gadget, it completely exceeded my expectations!!

If you’ve never made homemade potato chips, you’re really missing out! They are so much better than ANY CHIP you’ll buy at the store, I promise!! Especially when you pair them with a yummy homemade dip like my Creamy BBQ Dip (recipe posted below, you didn’t think I’d keep it a secret did you??)

Making potato chips is very easy to do at home, you just need a few simple ingredients:

  • Organic Potatoes
  • Fat for Frying (Tallow, Lard, Coconut Oil or Palm Oil – Click HERE for more info on healthy fats and my buying recommendations)
  • Sea Salt (click HERE for the salt I use)

Other Equipment you’ll need:

  • Large pot or deep fryer
  • Thermometer for your fat (click HERE for the one I use)
  • Spiral Vegetable Cutter (click HERE for the one I use)
  • Dip/Toppings of your choice (I recommend my Creamy BBQ Dip, see below)

Fill a large pot 1/3 of the way full with frying fat… If you are using a deep fryer, fill with oil according to the manufacturers instructions.  Slowly heat your oil to 350 degrees.. While your oil is heating, cut your potatoes using your Spiral Vegetable Cutter, using the ribbon cutting blade (it’s just a blade and a hole). You won’t get individual chips but long ribbons of curly chips! Feel free to break them into shorter sections if desired. Fry your curly potato chips in small batches (ensuring that they are fully covered by the oil in your pot)… until lightly brown. Remove your chips from the oil using a slotted spoon or other similar scooper (I use this one) and allow your chips to drain on a plate lined with several layers of paper towels (I use these ones), season with sea salt (buy HERE) to taste.

I recommend serving your potato chips with my Creamy BBQ Dip:

  • 1/4c BBQ sauce (make your own or buy HERE)
  • 1/4c Mayonnaise (make your own click HERE for my recipe or buy HERE)

Combine BBQ sauce and Mayo, mix until well combined. Serve as a dipping sauce for a variety of foods.. fries, potato chips, onion rings, chicken tenders, etc…

Enjoy!