Crunchy Homemade Potato Chips
Author: Christopher Kosovich
- 1 pound russet potatoes (about 2 large), sliced 1.3 mm thick on a mandoline slicer, rinsed under cold running water and stored in water
- 2 tbsp distilled white vinegar
- 2 quarts peanut oil or canola
- Kosher salt
- Drain potatoes.
- Combine vinegar and 2 quarts water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Add potatoes and cook for three minutes.
- Drain and spread on paper towel-lined rimmed baking sheet. Allow to dry for five minutes, moving potatoes around to get even drying.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in large wok, Dutch oven, or deep fryer to 325°F.
- Add ⅓ of potato slices and cook (amount depends on size of potatoes and cooking device), stirring and flipping constantly with wire mesh spider or slotted spoon until potatoes release no more bubbles, about 5 minutes total.
- Transfer chips to a large bowl lined with paper towels, sprinkle with salt, and toss to coat (smaller chips may cook faster than large ones and should be removed from the oil as they finish).
- Transfer seasoned chips to a serving bowl and repeat step 2 with remaining batches chips.
- Serve immediately or allow to cool completely before transferring to zipper-lock bag.