Potato chips have a special place in everyone’s heart – from kids to adults. Whether it’s a cosy evening with tea, a friendly get-together, a road trip, or a children’s birthday party, crispy potato chips have a way of making any moment better. While there are plenty of chip brands with various flavours available today, there’s still a certain charm to making them at home. But sometimes, the struggle is real – homemade chips turning too dark or not as crispy as the store-bought ones. If you’re nodding in agreement, worry not! We’ve got some magical tips to make your homemade chips just as delightful. Let’s dive into these helpful hints:
Slice with Precision:
Start by peeling your potatoes and aim for medium-sized slices. Avoid extremes – not too thin and not too thick. Once you slice them, place them in water right away. This prevents the potatoes from turning dark and helps maintain their colour.
The Soaking Secret:
How long should your potato slices take a bath? A good rule of thumb is around 30 minutes. Soaking removes excess starch, making your chips crispier in the end.
Boil Before You Fry:
Here’s a key step – boiling. Before you even think about frying, give your slices a gentle boil. Boil them in salted water for about 8 to 10 minutes until they start to soften. Drain the water and let the chips cool down.
If the sun is out, it’s time to let your chips soak it in. Place your boiled chips on a cloth and let them air dry for 3 to 4 hours. If you have more time, you can even let them dry for a couple of days. When the craving hits, fry them up to crispy perfection.
Choose Your Cooking Method:
Decide whether you want to air fry or use oil. Either way, you’re in for a treat. If you’re going for the air fryer, preheat it to 160 degrees Celsius, add a light sprinkle of oil to your chips, and set the timer for 16 minutes. If you prefer frying, heat oil in a pan and fry your chips on medium heat until they’re golden and crispy.
Add Some Flavor:
Feeling adventurous? Create a spice mix by combining red chilli, cumin powder, black salt, chaat masala, and a hint of mint powder in a bowl. Sprinkle this mix over your freshly fried chips and enjoy the zesty goodness.
And there you have it! Your guide to making perfect homemade potato chips. So, grab those potatoes, follow these tips, and get ready to enjoy your very own batch of delicious, crispy chips. Your taste buds will thank you!
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