Thursday, May 30, 2013

That Nagging Little Craving....

for CHIPS!

These are "All Natural" "No Additives or Preservatives" "No Artificial Flavors or Colors". 

Ingredients: Potatoes, Lard, Salt



5 rather small potatoes in fact. First batch.
Maybe not as much as you would get in a bag but a lot more filling. This was enough for Phil, Michelle and I to snack on. They were excellent!

15 comments:

  1. Put those on white bread w/mayo slathered & you would take me back to 1975 (or so).

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    1. Ha, now that I didn't try even in 1975.

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  2. Oh My gosh, Becky, I love salty, crunchy chips! Those look delicious! Mine never turn out right! Have a nice weekend! Blessings from Bama!

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    1. You know mine don't usually turn out this good either but then I never had homemade lard before either so maybe it made all the difference. I used up a lot of paper towels though letting them sit on them for a minute to get the water off and then letting them drain. I changed the paper towels with each batch.

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  3. I love making my own chips. Have you tried making sweet potato chips, there wonderful.

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    1. No I have not tried the sweet potato chips.

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  4. They do look moreish - but of course I would call them "crisps". The word "chips" means to me what you would call a French Fry!
    Have you tried making chips (your type) with parsnips or beetroot? They are excellent too.

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    1. Nope haven't tried those either. What an interesting idea. Thanks!

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  5. So lard works better than vegetable oil for chips?

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    1. First time I have used lard but they came out nice and crispy so I would have to say Yes :)

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  6. Two of my girls, ages 13 and 14, decided they wanted chips the other day. They fried them in coconut oil (as I haven't rendered the lard yet) and one decided BBQ was on the menu. She fried them part way and pulled them out, dipped them in her homemade BBQ sauce and then finished frying them. So very good. I suggested we try a dry BBQ mix next time. I love cooking with lard.

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    1. I don't know why I didn't think to sprinkle on some dry BBQ spice when I was doing mine. I thought of onion powder but we were out. Very good idea on the spice! Also the coconut oil is a very hot oil so they probably crisped up real good in that.

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  7. Hey Becky, I make my own chips as well, I use rendered bear fat, tastes pretty good. When living remote, it's hard to get potatoe chips in a bag

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