If you can make delicious potato chips at home, you can have them as a snack or a nibble!
However, it is a little difficult to cut potatoes into thin slices with a knife, and it is easy for the thickness to vary.
In such cases, we recommend using a slicer!
Using a slicer allows you to slice potatoes thinly and evenly, making it easy to make delicious potato chips with a crispy texture and less uneven frying.
Although a method using a peeler has been introduced for making potato chips, a slicer is definitely recommended!
The reason is that a slicer can slice potatoes more quickly and evenly.
In addition, the use of a protector considerably increases safety, and it is also possible to slice the potatoes with almost no residue!
In this article, we will make potato chips using Kyocera’s ceramic slicer, which is adjustable in thickness!
We will also explain how it compares to using a peeler, so please refer to the explanation.
[Let’s make potato chips with a slicer!] 1. Slice Potatoes!
Slicer recommended for making homemade potato chips
First, let us introduce the Kyocera’s ceramic slicer used in this time.
■Kyocera’s Ceramic Slicer Basic Information
Thickness: 0.5mm / 1.3mm / 2.0mm
Blade material: Fine ceramic
The Kyocera Ceramic Slicer is recommended for its ability to slice 0.5 mm thin.
Since it can slice quite thinly, the texture is similar to thin potato chips on the market!
The blade material, fine ceramic, has a much higher hardness than the stainless steel used for common slicer blades.
This makes it difficult for the cutting edge to wear away, and the sharpness of the blade can be maintained for a long time.
On the other hand, the blade is sensitive to impact, so care should be taken not to drop it.
The blade and plate part may be stained with the color of vegetables, but it is bleachable, so there is no need to worry even if it gets dirty.
Slice potatoes with a slicer!
To check the difference in texture between different thicknesses, potatoes were sliced at 0.5 mm, 1.3 mm, and 2.0 mm thickness.
There is a clear difference in appearance, with the 0.5 mm thickness being so thin that the backing is slightly transparent.
After slicing to a certain extent, we recommend using a protector.
Not only does it protect your hands from injury, but it also allows you to slice speedily to the end.
When slicing with a peeler, especially when the potatoes are smaller, you will tend to slice fearfully to avoid cutting your hands.
However, with the slicer + protector, you can slice quickly all the way through to the end, making it a time saver!
Although there will be a little left over in the end, you can slice much closer to the very end than when slicing with a peeler.
(The hole in the potato in the picture is the part where the sprouts were removed.)
Sliced potatoes should be soaked in water for about 5 minutes before frying.
Soaking in water removes the starch from the surface and makes the potato chips crispy!
Before frying, wipe off all moisture with kitchen paper.
[Let’s make potato chips with a slicer!] 2. Deep fry sliced potatoes!
Deep fry the sliced potatoes.
Put the potatoes into oil heated to 356°F.
When the surface is pinched and crispy, lift it out of the oil.
Sprinkle salt on top to complete the dish.
We showed you how to make potato chips using a slicer.
The finished product looks like this.
It turned out well, with just the right amount of charring, and looked delicious.
The 0.5mm thick ones have a crispy, light texture and are the best.
Try making them a little thicker, 1.3mm or 2.0mm, and they are delicious with a firm, chewy texture!