How To Fry Potato Chips ?  

Potatoes are the second most consumed item the world over after rice. The thin, sliced, salty and crisp potato chips are one of the fastest selling snacks in America. The story goes that in 1853, a chef by the name of George Crum first made potato chips for a guest at a resort in Saratoga Spring, New York. This was an intended prank against the guest since the latter returned an order of French fries which were too thick by his standards. This marked the first step in the long journey of chips manufacture and selling.


Thereafter, Crum made and sold chips catering to wealthy people which lasted till 1890. Many people in different parts of America worked on manufacturing chips in large quantities and supplying them to wide-spread clients.

Many have forgotten that it is as easy to prepare potato chips at home as it is to pick a pack from the stores. The steps to be followed are simple and quick. Wash and dry potatoes with some kitchen towels and peel them using a peeler. Slice the peeled potatoes with a sharp knife in to thin slices and soak them in a container of cold water immediately for a minimum of one hour. If ice cold water is unavailable, one can place the bowl or water at room temperature with the slices in the refrigerator as well. Strain the slices and dry them well with the help of kitchen towel. Pick each slice and coat it with oil by using a brush or by hands. Sprinkle salt and other seasonings, as per taste.

Place a frying pan on the stove and pour approximately two cups of oil in it. Heat the oil up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Put 3 to 4 slices of the chips in the oil and fry for 2 minutes or till they turn brown and firm. Remove from the pan and spread them on a wax paper or used kitchen towel to drain excess oil. Sprinkle extra salt and seasoning as required.

Try to avoid frying too many slices at the same time. The chips can be served hot or can be stored in Ziploc bags or airtight containers after cooling, so that you can eat them later.  

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