A lot of people may have been turned off making homemade chips because of the convenience of buying hot chips from a store or even buying the frozen variety from a supermarket. However, chips from both small businesses and large supermarkets can often leave you feeling cheated and disappointed. The chips can often be soggy and lacking in flavor, or covered in too much salt or other artificial flavoring.
If you enjoy cooking from the comfort of your own home, then you should know that a homemade chips recipe is very easy to follow and that you will be delighted with the final product.
All that you really have to do is to cut the potatoes into shapes that resemble chips. Next, rinse the homemade chips under running water for 10 minutes to get rid of the starch, and then drop them into a pot of water that has been brought to the boil. If you want to know when they are ready to be removed, just poke them with the sharp end of a knife. If they are ready, you will be able to stick the knife in with little effort.
However, the secret to producing homemade chips that will melt in your mouth is that you have to double cook them. After they have been boiled the first time, they should be placed into the fridge and allowed to cool down. You will know that you are ready to proceed to the next step when the chips have cooled to an extent that they have become frozen.
You can then use something like heated groundnut oil or any other kind of oil (preferably a healthy one) to once again cook your chips with. Once they turn a golden brown color, they are ready for consumption.
If homemade pita chips are one of your favorites, then these are very easy to make also. All you have to do is to cut the pita bread into any shape you like (triangles work best) and them combine them in a bowl with some oil, pepper, salt and basil before cooking in the oven for around 7 minutes.
Homemade chocolate chip cookies are another thing you can easily make at home or alternatively, choose to pay for in a grocery store. While store-bought cookies aren’t that bad, there is nothing better than enjoying warm chocolate chip cookies right after they have come out of the oven when they are still relatively soft. Some cookie recipes even suggest that you can refrigerate them for later consumption, which means that there is absolutely no food wastage.
Homemade chips and other made from home snacks give you the option of saving money while enjoying the satisfaction of producing something delicious.