Homemade Crispy Potato Chips

I’ve tried a number of times to make great deep-fried crispy potato chips at home. And sometimes they were good, and sometimes they weren’t. Something was missing from my technique, my approach. And I’ve found it: vinegar. Soaking the potatoes in vinegar helps them get nice and crispy, and that’s our goal in life when making chips.

Homemade Crispy Potato Chips

I season my homemade crispy potato chips with seasoned salt instead of ‘just’ kosher salt. You can use anything you like. Fresh ground black pepper is great too. Take a gander at your spice cabinet and you’ll likely find something else that would also be great on chips. Just don’t use anything that is real coarse. You want a fine texture to your seasoning.

Homemade Crispy Potato Chips

I’ve tried a number of times to make great deep-fried crispy potato chips at home. And sometimes they were good, and sometimes they weren’t. Something was missing from my technique, my approach. And I’ve found it: vinegar
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 560kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Skin the potatoes, if desired.
  • Slice the potatoes 1/8" thick using a mandolin. Transfer to a large bowl of cold water.
  • Stir the potatoes around with your hand then drain. Fill will cold water again and stir and drain again. Repeat until the drained water is clear.
  • Cover the potatoes with cold water one last time and add the vinegar. Stir and let rest 2 hours.
  • Drain the potatoes and pat dry. I lay out a few kitchen towels and spread the potatoes out. Then I cover them with more towels and gently push down to dry.
  • Heat oil in your deep fryer to 300 F. (The small deep fryer I used does not let me adjust the temperature. It cooks around 325 – 350 F, and still made great chips).
  • Working in small batches, fry the potatoes, turning often, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to drain and sprinkle with salt.

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 123g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 2840mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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