The Best Potato Chips Youll Ever Have

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Heres a bonus best recipe for today for anyone who loves potato chips (and who doesnt?). Nikole from Herriott Grace has discovered the best recipe for a homemade versioncrispy, salty and perfect alongside any sandwich. And how great would they be at a dinner party? Heres the recipe…

The Best Potato Chips Youll Ever Have
By Nikole from Herriott Grace

One of my fondest food memories is making french fries in an old-school deep fryer with my mom. These are a take on thosemore potato chip than french fry but equally delicious. We had them last with roast beef sandwiches, but I think theyre perfect with a glass of beer as well! Note: The recipe below is by Gourmet Magazine; I just substitute fingerling potatoes and keep the skins on the potatoes, since I think theyre better that way.

Recipe: Homemade Potato Chips
By Gourmet Magazine

Youll need:
2 pounds fingerling potatoes
4 cups canola oil for deep-frying

Put the potatoes in a bowl of cold water to cover. Pat one potato dry. Using a mandoline, cut potato into paper-thin slices, and let the slices stand 5 minutes in another bowl of cold water. Drain potato slices and spread without overlapping on a triple layer of paper towels. Blot slices completely dry with another triple layer of paper towels.

In a 3-quart saucepan, heat oil until a deep-fat thermometer registers 380F. Working in batches of 8 to 10 slices, fry potatoes, turning once or twice, until golden, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, making sure oil returns to 380F before adding next batch. Transfer chips as fried with a large slotted spoon to paper towels to drain and sprinkle with salt. Continue to pat dry, cut, dry and fry remaining potatoes in same manner. Potato chips may be made 2 days ahead and kept in an airtight container.

Delicious! Thanks, Nikole (and Gourmet!).

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(Photo by Michael Graydon, styled by Nikole Herriott. Thanks to Shoko for helping with this series)