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Potato Chips And Potato Straws

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  Potatoes 6 Medium
  Salt To Taste

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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

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

Potato Chips And Potato Straws Recipe