Crispy Double-Fried Homemade Potato Chips
Crispy, chunky, and deliciously pleasing, this homemade country-style chips recipe beats French fries hands-down. Our recipe shows you how to achieve the perfect level of tender crispiness. Double-frying the chips gives you a deep golden color and a chip that doesn’t get soggy even after cooling. Serve these chips as a delicious snack or a side to your favorite Wisconsin-style Friday night fish fry. And they’re the perfect side dish to serve with a sandwich or burger!
How to make the best homemade potato chips...
After marrying my dear hubby, I had what his family called homemade potato chips.
Making them was my father-in-law’s specialty. And the secret trick he taught me for making them super delicious was to double-fry them.
He introduced me to choosing buttery-tasting Yukon Gold Potatoes sliced to just the right thickness for a hearty chip that crisps up just right.
Another part of the secret to frying the potatoes, I learned, is to flash-fry them to eliminate moisture, then fry them again to ensure crispness.
The technique makes all the difference.
You won’t believe how this method changes everything you ever thought you might have known about frying potato chips.
Crispy Double-Fried Potato Chips
- Deep Fryer or Large heavy pot
- Deep-fry thermometer
- Slotted Spoon
- Large bowl
- Cooling rack
- Baking sheet
- Begin by washing Yukon Gold potatoes, cut off any blemishes or bad spots, leaving most of the skin on, then cut them into chunky slices about ¼-inch thick.
- Place potato slices in a large bowl, toss with salt, pepper, and onion powder, add lukewarm water to cover potatoes completely, and let soak for 30 minutes. Doing this helps to remove excess starch from the potatoes and keep them from oxidizing.
- Heat oil to 325º F in a deep fryer, or use a heavy pot and deep-fry thermometer alternately.
- Remove the potatoes from the water soak, and pat dry to remove the excess water.
- Using a fry basket, slotted spoon, or spider strainer, add the potatoes, about two handfuls at a time in batches, to the hot oil. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the chips float and are light-colored but not browned. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon and let drain and cool on a wire rack positioned over a tray lined with paper towels. Keep at room temperature for up to a few hours before the final fry to finish them. Repeat until all the potatoes are par-cooked.
- Meanwhile, make the aioli dipping sauce. Add salsa and mayo in a small bowl, whisk to combine — season to taste, adding a little lemon juice if you like.
- When ready to finish cooking, heat the oil to 350º F. Return the par-cooked potatoes to the oil, approximately two handfuls at a time, cooking for about 1 minute on each side until golden brown. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon, shaking off excess oil, and season lightly with salt and pepper. Repeat until all potatoes are twice-fried.
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