Homemade Potato Chips

Welcome, this week I want to share with you what I did to make a snack we love. The reason I did this at home was I wanted to know how much it would cost at home as compared to just buying it at the store.

Time are really tight these days money wise for a lot of people. So, I wanted to know how hard it would be to make things at home. I choose something simple to make. Plus, we need a snack to munch on.

Ok, so Homemade Potato Chips what I chose to make, please see below:


4 Cups of Oil

6 Potatoes


Wash potatoes, then thinly slice potatoes. The thinner, the better if you want them crispy. Thicker ones are harder to get crispy. They are still delicious. I did not peel my potatoes, all the nutrients are in the skin so I leave the skin on.

Heat up your oil, in a pan. Be careful not to get your grease overly hot. I used medium to low heat because I used my cast iron skillet, which gets really hot, to begin with, proof being my first batch came out extremely dark and tasted burnt. I don’t recommend it. Needless to say, Rosco, our Rottweiler, got to have a snack as well. Once I got the heat at the right temperature, my chips came out a golden brown.

I placed them on several paper towels to allow the oil to drain off the chips as they cooled, added salt after each batch I took out.

Once they completely cooled, I placed them in a gallon zip lock bag. Which ended up being three quarters the way full. Total time took about an hour, from beginning to finish.

I was surprised that about an hour’s worth of time, half a five-pound bag of potatoes which cost roughly $1.25 for a gallon size bag of chips. You could end up spending anywhere from $4 to $6 depending on where you purchase the family size bag. Yes, the down side is it took about an hour to cook, but lets face it with a lot of people still out of work we have the time. Plus, if you have a safe slicer you can get the kids involved.

Now I understand why my parents cooked at home all the time, to save money. We might need to take a step back and talk with our parents to find out what they did to make ends meet to make our lives better with this economy. Unfortunately, I fear it will be a while before it recovers. I hope everyone has a blessed week.

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