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vinegar & salt chips

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I love vinegar chips but I don’t like the things that they put into the store-bought ones. This recipe contains potatoes, vinegar, and salt… that’s about it. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For vinegar & salt chips

  • 1 lb
    russet potatoes
  • 1 c
    white vinegar
  • 1 c
    filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • peanut oil, for deep frying

How To Make vinegar & salt chips

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your ingredients.
  • 3
    Cut the potato into 1/8-inch (.3cm) slices.
  • 4
    Chef’s Tip: A mandoline is a great tool for this step, but watch your fingers when slicing that tater.
  • 5
    Place the sliced potatoes into a bowl of cold water, and allow them to sit for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 6
    Rinse and drain the potatoes.
  • 7
    Add the cup of vinegar and water with the salt into a bowl, and stir until the salt is completely dissolved.
  • 8
    Add the potato slices, and allow them to rest for 2 hours.
  • 9
    Add about 2 inches (5cm) of oil to a pot, and bring up to 320f (160c).
  • 10
    Remove the potato slices from the vinegar/water bath, and thoroughly dry on paper towels.
  • 11
    Add to the oil in batches.
  • 12
    Allow to deep fry until crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • 13
    Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with additional salt.
  • 14
    Chef’s Note: You could even make these healthier by baking them in the oven.
  • 15
  • 16
    Serve with a sandwich, or just eat them out of the bowl. Enjoy
  • 17
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.