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Homemade potato chips

Started 1350353624.937 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1350396750.183 by robomo

Anyone remember what kitchen item that was that you could make potato chips in the microwave? When I make mine in the deep fryer they always turn out soggy and not crisp. Maybe I shouldn't use canola oil ? Peanut oil is almost 20.00 a half or whole gallon. I went to allrecipes.com and one recipe was the same one that I have except she used veg oil. Seems like QVC advertised a plate that you could make chips on and they turned out good. Man, called in and said how he always made his now since he had had heart issues and this elimates the fat from deep frying.

Thanks !

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meerkitty1350354709.067256 PostsRegistered 4/25/2010

It's made by Orka and is silicone. You can find it by searching microwave chip maker. I have not used this but it had more good than bad reviews. I do know there are two secrets to crisp chips. They must be sliced thin. You must use a mandolin (One comes with this product). A food processor will not work and you cannot slice them thin and uniform enough by hand unless you are an expert with a chef's knife. Also, they must be absolutely dry on both sides and even better if they have been soaked in water to remove surface starch and then dried. Seasonings will not stick if they aren't sprayed or brushed with a little oil. They should be seasoned while still hot. These rules apply for either fried, baked, or microwaved chips for them to be at their best. The fact that these are silicone and the holes look kind of far apart concerns me a little, but apparently it worked for a lot of people.

These are two things in life that cannot be accomplished: changing facts and unsaying words.

sharke1350355191.28710424 PostsRegistered 8/19/2010

yeah, I got a mandoline slicer from Chef Tony that came with my Genius slicer thing. I got a recipe from my mother in law that said slice potatoes and let set in salted ice water for 10 minute, deep fry in small batches, drain and dry. Mine just taste like fried potatoes I'm not doing something right. Only thing I can think to do different is use different oil.

thanks for the information I will research it ! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

sharke1350355962.5710424 PostsRegistered 8/19/2010

Checked it out and I love Chef tony so, think I will order it !

thanks again for helping me find it .

NewNail1350367068.4672165 PostsRegistered 10/31/2011Los Angeles, CA
Bed, Bath and Beyond has the same microwave chip maker among their kitchen gadgets instore ... FYI.

sharke1350394563.60310424 PostsRegistered 8/19/2010

yeah, that's where I'm going to buy it from so won't have to pay shp. LOL gotta wait till I get a 20% coupon in mail or online. LOL I'm frugal LOL

robomo1350396750.189515 PostsRegistered 3/15/2005

I just ordered a potato chip maker for the microwave from Pampered Chef. It's a rack with holes in it. I've never had a product from Pampered Chef that wasn't fabulous, so I'm looking forward to getting this.

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