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How to Make Homemade Potato Chips

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Scrub (or Peel) & Slice Potatoes
How to Make Homemade Potato Chips

Sliced Potatoes

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The choice is yours: Scrub the potatoes clean or peel them thoroughly. Leaving the skin on adds color and a faint bit of texture to the final chip. It all depends on how classic or rustic you want to be.

Once cleaned or peeled, slice the potatoes evenly and as thinly as you like. Thick-cut homemade potato chips are fabulous, so don't get too obsessed with thinness. Evenness - so the potato chips cook evenly once you put them in the oil - is the key here.

Note: You can use a kitchen mandoline for this if you have one, but a sharp knife and steady, patient hand work just as well.

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