Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday - Yumday


I've always wanted to make homemade potato chips but never done it. Well today was that day.

I washed off some inexpensive potatoes - 10 pound bag for $1.79

then (without peeling the healthy skins) I thinly sliced them into paper-thin "chips" and heated up some inexpensive canola oil (one quart of oil for about $2.33) - I usually use olive oil for health reasons but just in case this didn't work out, I didn't want to waste the money.

Then I carefully placed the chips in the hot oil and let them boil away until they were a nice golden brown. (Actually I like mine a little 'extra' crispy so some were more than golden - more like cinnamon)

And what a yummy treat these were. They were like that car show - gone in 60 seconds. Lucky for my blossoming waistline, I wasn't the only one munching away.

Mom used to make homemade French fries when I was growing up but she never made these. Probably because they are weigh too yummy of a treat temptation. My only warning (for the weight-conscious readers) would be DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME because these chips are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than LAY'S and I just winked to the kids as I called them Kimbra FAY'S ;-)


Rena Jones said...

They look great! I'm sure Rick would love these. He loves to fry anything up! :)

angela cerrito said...

I've made home-made chips..but always in a big frying pan & it took a long time...I should try it your way.

I also used to make baked sweet potato chips...yum!

Kimbra Kasch said...

Oh Angela baked sweet potato chips sound yumilicious

Martha Flynn said...

omg so funny I made my own french fries! we also tried a waffle cut version that was really thin and it took me a while to realize wait..these aren't fries..these are chips!

Brenda said...

They look yummy...I've never fried my own potato chips, but I have broiled them...they don't get as crunchy...I might have to try frying them...