Do you love to watch Diners Drive Ins and Dives like I do
starring Guy Fieri?
That has to be one of the most addictive AND FATTENING
shows on television but I just love it and would love to go
to every restaurant they feature.
I saw an episode the other day where they made their own
potato chips and loaded them with all kinds of goodies
so while we were at Lake Powell this last week we
gave this recipe a try.
I tried several ways to slice my potatoes. I wanted them thin and
crisp so they weren't soggy yucky homemade chips.
The food processor didn't work - way too thick.
The grater didn't work - even thicker.
A knife didn't work - too uneven.
Finally I used the vegetable peeler and it made wonderful
thin pieces. On another episode of Diners Drive Ins and Dives
I saw them add vinegar to the water the potatoes were soaking
in. The restaurant owner said that it helped take out the
extra starch so I added about 2 T. of vinegar (all I had was
apple cider vinegar, but it worked great). I rinsed them and
filled the pan with water again and then drained and patted them dry.
Meanwhile I was heating the oil up to 375 in two pots. I love to
use my electric fondue pots and I wanted them all done at the
same time. I used about 5-6 medium sized russet potatoes.
Cook until they turn golden.
(Aren't they just beautiful, all golden and curly? They were perfectly
thin and crisp.)
Take one out, drain and make
sure it is crisp. Then remove all of the chips and drain them.
While they are hot top them with BBQ sauce, shredded sharp
cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon and green onion.
We started to eat them and then realized we were missing something
the Ranch Dressing! We had BYU ranch dressing (the best -
they make it at the college and sell it on campus)
but if you can't get that follow my suggestions for great
Ranch Dressing (using the mix and doctoring it up a bit.)
Ahh, that's better. They disappeared almost instantly.
When we ran out, we had some frozen french fries that we
deep fried and did the same toppings. They were great too.
One of my only memories of my dad cooking was on a few Sunday
nights he made homemade potato chips. That was such a tender
memory for me. I think it is so wonderful when men help cook and
I never forgot my dad making homemade chips.
These are a big upgrade from his. Create some memories by
making some for your family.
Next time I am adding some jalapenos to my plate.