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:

Ingredients

4 Cups of Oil

6 Potatoes

Directions

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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A Good Meal On A Cool Night.

When the weather turns cooler, it is always nice to have something to warm one’s insides.

These hearty meal has been made for generations. Plus, it will be made for many more. It is one of my favorite meals, not only to cook but to eat as well.

Have you figured it out yet?

Yes, it is the Beef Stew. I love the vegetables along with the chunks of meat that cook together, making a wonderful flavor.

Ingredients

  1. 3 Pounds Stew Meat
  2. 1 Onion chopped
  3. 4 Carrots Chopped
  4. 4 Potatoes Chopped
  5. 3 Tablespoon Flour
  6. 4 Tablespoons Oil
  7. Dash Cajun Seasoning
  8. Dash Oregano
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Dash Pepper
  11. Garlic
  12. Meat Tenderizer

Directions


1. The first thing you want to do is add two tablespoons of oil to the pan and brown the meat. Once all sides of the beef are brown, I take out of the pan, place in a bowl set aside.

2. Then add the other two tablespoons of oil. Mix in the three tablespoons of flour one at a time. Add your spices to make your rue. Add cold water until your desired thickness.

3. Add in chopped onion, meat, chopped carrots, and beef.

4. Simmer on low until vegetables become tender, roughly about an hour.

I serve with hot biscuits or crackers.  But, you can serve it with whatever you like. Or you can eat by itself.

I hope you enjoy eating these recipes like this one this fall.

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