Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nice Potato Chips

Have you ever considered making potato chips? It is easy to do. It takes a little time, but you can make them from wholesome ingredients and they are SO good! Here are my potatoes, scrubbed and sliced:

Here is my mandolin that I used to slice them. You can use a sharp knife, of course, if you like.

Here are a few of them already fried and draining on paper towels spread on a cookie sheet:

Here is one up close:

And here is my cast iron Dutch oven with some frying in it:

Potato Chips

Potatoes, scrubbed well and sliced thinly
Enough kettle-rendered lard to make 2 - 3 inches of melted fat in your heavy pan
Salt (I used RealSalt)

Prepare the potatoes.
In the meantime, heat the lard using a thermometer to at least 300 F, or up to 340.
Carefully drop potato slices into the fat. You only want one layer.
Let them fry until they start to turn brown. Don't burn them.
Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle with salt.

That's it!

You could season them in other ways if you like. I hope to be making some sour cream soon, and plan to make some more of these to serve with it.

Visit Simple Lives Thursday #49 where I have linked this post. Also at Frugal Tuesday Tip #22!


  1. Yummy! I want some! I wonder how many points that would be...

  2. You could probably figure it out, actually. It is just potatoes, a little smear of lard and salt.

  3. These look great! Thanks for linking up to the Frugal Tuesday Tip!! Look forward to seeing you again.

  4. sounds and looks yummy! Thank you for joining our Frugal Tuesday Tip. Hope to have you next week, too.


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