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Homemade Potato Chips

Homemade Potato Chips are a great and healthy way to keep full tummies and happy hearts. The potatoes are sliced thinly and then parboiled. These parboiled potato slices are then sun-dried. Potato chips are ready for storing. These stored chips can stay fresh for 2-3 months if stored in an air-tight container. Whenever you want to eat, just fry as many as you need and enjoy crispy and hot potato chips. Made from scratch chips for the win!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Drying Time2 d
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack

Ingredients

  • 1 kg large potatoes

Instructions

  • Peel and wash the potatoes thoroughly. Slice them into oval slices using a slicer or knife. Take a big bowl and immerse the slices completely in water. Soak them overnight. Drain the water next morning.
  • Next morning, boil water in a big vessel. The water is not measured, it should be enough to allow the chips to boil. 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.
  • Spread a thin muslin cloth in an area on your terrace where you get hot Sun. You can also use a cotton 'dupatta' or a 'saree'. 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.
  • Store the dried slices in an air-tight container. If stored properly, they stay good for 2-3 months. Fry them and enjoy as you wish with a cuppa. Sprinkle with some chaat masala, plain salt or black salt. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Easy kid-friendly recipe of making your own potato chips.
  2. You can replace potato with sweet potato.
  3. To know they have dried completely, check by breaking a slice. If it breaks with a snap and doesn’t show any raw edges then it is dried completely.
  4. By giving kids home made potato chips we are encouraging healthy and preservative free lifestyle and food practices.