Potato Chips | from scratch
As the kids are growing up, feeding their hungry tummies and keeping their active minds occupied is fast becoming a challenge. I fall back a lot on how I kept myself occupied along with some activities thrown in to meet up the kids peer pressure demands.
Since we do not have a TV at home, idiot box is no solution but that’s where the creativity and ingenuity of being a parent helps. I think I am doing a fair job of keeping kids active and busy.
Same goes to keeping them full and satiated. I like to give them a mix of healthy food like whole flour along with some generous helping of carbs. Their bodies need it.
These chips were made with that express purpose. Few years ago if someone told me, I would be making potato chips at home, I would have probably laughed off but now I know better. And these chips are so easy to put together and enjoy for a long time that it’s no effort.
All you need to do is buy some large potatoes and NOW is the time to do that. Peel, slice and par-boil them. Dry them in some hot-hot Sun and you are ready with your stock of chips. Even my son helped in putting them out to dry. It is such a fun thing to get your family in making chips.
And if you have an air-fryer, this becomes an oil-free super healthy recipe for kids.
Fry them when you please, kids say please or hubby needs with his cuppa. Sprinkle with some chaat masala, plain salt or black salt. Enjoy!
|1||kilogram of large potatoes|
|1.||Peel and wash the potatoes thoroughly. Slice them into oval slices using a slicer or knife. Soak them overnight. Drain them next morning.|
|2.||Next morning, boil water in a big vessel. Once the water is boiled add the drained potato slices. Cover the vessel and allow the potato slices to get cooked till slightly tender about 5-7 minutes. Remove from flame and drain them.|
|3.||Spread a thin muslin cloth in an area on your terrace where you get hot Sun. You can also use what we Indians call 'dupatta'. Quickly and gently spread the boiled potato slices to dry. They will dry completely in 2-3 days. You may need to move the entire spread inside if it gets cold and dewy around your place.|
|4.||Store the dried slices in an air-tight container. Fry them and enjoy as you wish.|
Easy kid-friendly recipe of making your own potato chips.