Potato Chips And Potato Straws
Scrub and rinse the potatoes.
Peel them thinly.
For chips—cut into sticks about 2 in long and 1/2 in wide and thick.
For straws—cut into strips the size of a wooden match.
Drop them into cold water as they are cut.
Rinse and drain and dry in a clean cloth.
Put them into the frying-basket and lower them gently into hot deep fat at 560° F.
(Keep the heat fairly high, as the potatoes will have cooled the fat.) When the potatoes are soft but not brown—about 3 min for chips and 1 min for straws—lift out the basket and heat the fat to 575° F.
Put back the basket and leave in the fat until the potatoes are crisp and golden brown—about 3 min for chips and 2 min for straws.
Drain on absorbent paper, sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 799 Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.93 g1.4%
Saturated Fat 0.27 g1.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 449.9 mg18.7%
Total Carbohydrates 191 g63.7%
Dietary Fiber 22.8 g91.4%
Sugars 8.1 g
Protein 21 g41.9%
Vitamin A 0.4% Vitamin C 340.8%
Calcium 12.5% Iron 45%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet