Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Potato Chips the way I want it

What would be the greatest way to treat myself after a tiring or bad day from work? FOOD!!!! Of all the things in this world, food remains to be one of the many ways to keep me happy and hold the strand of my sanity.

Food prepared by my one and only mother is one of the best things I love about my life. When it is prepared by Nanay (mother), it is surely tasty, healthy and served with lots of love, love, love (Ewww, cheesiness :)

One of my all time favorite snacks is Potato Chips. I love those that are sold in huge bags in supermarkets, like Ruffles and Lays, but I better appreciate my Nanay's natural and homemade version.



My Nanay knew that I was a huge junk food addict. My trip to the supermarket would always mean taking home bags of my favorite local and imported potato chips. In order to at least prevent my excessive junk intake, she would regularly prepare this Homemade Potato Chips.

Making Homemade Potato Chips is easy peasy. All you need are fresh potatoes and cooking oil. Peel and slice the potatoes the thinnest way you can. If you have those magic slicers shown in Home TV Shopping, the task will be much easier. My Nanay however has this talent of perfectly slicing the potatoes by just using a typical kitchen knife. I don't claim expertise in cooking but I believe that the manner you slice your potatoes will influence the quality of your potato chips. Thicker slices might ruin your chips and turn  them mojo slices instead.

All you have to do is to deep fry the sliced potatoes. Since, the process involves frying, expect the tons of oil and fat to each chip. In our case, my Nanay places the chips on a paper towel to remove the excess oil.

For the dip, I prefer French Onion Dip, Honey Mustard or worst case, settle for Heinz's Tomato Ketchup. Some would prefer to add artifical flavorings such as powdered cheese and barbecue. But for me, I am already happy with the plain and fresh chips.

13 comments :

  1. Hi Diane, I have never tried making homemade potatoe chips. I make homemade french fries and we love them. I should give them a try. I hope this doesn't sound like I'm bragging, lol, but I can slice a potatoe pretty darn thin. I do it when I make fried potatoes as a side dish sometimes.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  2. Never tried making homemade potato chips- I'm sure my son would love this! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  3. Your Nanay rocks out loud! I love homemade potato chips, too, and French onion dip is the *very best* with chips!

    xo,
    RJ

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  4. You call your mom "Nanay"? Sweet. Gusto ko ganun din. :)

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    1. Yes my mother taught me to call her "Nanay." While my other classmates call their mothers "mommy" ako lang yung nag-iisang gumagamit ng "nanay"

      ang drama lang :)

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  5. Penge! :) You are so right about the slices. I've always been trying hard with making potato chips and they always turn out to be like mojos. I salute your mom for that!

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    1. Yung iba Jen, peeler ang gamit. But there's a disadvantage pa din if you use peeler. Either nagiging sobrang nipis na and before it reaches the frying pan, nasisira na siya. The best pa din ata ang kitchen knife and skill na wala din ako. :D

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  6. I love French Onion Dip too! Palagi ako may ganon sa bahay.. and my husband always nags me about how much fat there is in that thing pero hindi ko na lang sya pinapansin :D

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  7. These look amazing! We had the hand made corn chips at the Mexican restaurant and I couldn't stop eating them. Have you ever had sweet potato chips? Oh I love them, too!

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  8. Aww I suddenly missed my sister, she's a culinary graduate and only she can make my favorite potato chips. :|

    Anyhoo, yours looks delish (and sinful) too!

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  9. These look like delicious chips. I made some by placing on a greased cookie sheet and baking until crisp. Fewer calories that way.

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