Step 1: You will need…
- 2 potatoes, peeled
- 1 ltr vegetable oil
- 1 knife
- 1 saucepan
- 1 slotted spoon
- 1 tray lined with paper towel
- 1 cutting board
Step 2: Preheat the oil
Place the saucepan onto a medium to high heat and pour in the litre of oil. Allow the oil to heat up until little bubbles begin to appear at the bottom of the pan.
TIP! The perfect chip or crisp should be cooked at 160 degrees centigrade. However, if you don't have a temperature gauge, be very careful that it doesn't get too hot and start to smoke, or the potatoes will brown too quickly.
Step 3: Slice the potatoes
While the oil is heating up, slice a little sliver off the bottom of your potato, so you can rest the potato on it while you cut. Then, with your knife, thinly slice into thin even slivers. Finally, set aside and repeat the same process with the other potato
Step 4: Fry
When the oil is hot, carefully drop a slice of potato into the pan. If it begins to fry, add the potatoes, one by one, in small batches, stirring them in with the slotted spoon. Do not rush this process. Allow them to fry slowly and constantly. When they are lightly golden and there are no more bubbles in the oil, remove them, and place on a tray lined with paper towel. Then add to the saucepan the rest of the potatoes, one by one, in batches and repeat the same process.
Step 5: Season
Whilst they are still hot, season the potatoes with any of your favourite seasonings! You can use anything - from regular sea salt and vinegar - to hot chilli or savoury dried herbs.
Step 6: Serve
Now settle down to enjoy this great snack. Serve them on their own, or try them with a dip like cream cheese or sour creme.