Instead, I did what we used to do when I was growing up, when we didn't have commercially made potato chips available - I made my own potato chips. I took the last potato from the basket and cut off about a third of it (it was a fairly large potato). I put the rest of the potato in the fridge for later. Then peeled the piece I cut off and sliced it as thinly as I could with my knife:
|Thinly Sliced Potato|
|Slices of Potato Being Deep Fried|
A few minutes on one side, then, turn them over to fry on the other side until golden brown. Then, remove with a slotted spoon and keep to drain on a paper towel. Repeat with the rest of the slices of potato until all are fried:
|Home Made Potato Chips|
I sprinkled them with a little salt and chili powder, just the way we used to do when I was growing up. The chips were quite crisp and tasted good to me. I know they are not the best snack as they are deep fried, and, therefore, oily, but, at least, I know there's nothing added to them other than the salt and chili powder I added.
Have you tried making potato chips at home?