Saturday, June 12, 2010
Light as Air Potato Chips with Sweet Smoky Paprika & Cumin Aioli
1 large russet potato for every 2 people
oil for deep frying
Using mandoline set at 1/16th inch, slice potatoes. Put all slices in a big bowl of water. Let sit for 20 minutes – 24 hours. Heat fryer to 375. Drain as much water as you can from the potato slices. Use paper towels to absorb any additional water on the surface. Place a batch of potato slices into the fryer (batch size really depends on big your fryer or pot is – just make sure that the slices do not stick to each other and all are under the oil. Fry until golden brown. Drain on a baking sheet with rack. While chips are hot, season with salt.
Dip (Sweet Smoky Paprika & Cumin Aioli)
1 cup good mayonnaise
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked sweet paprika
1 large garlic cloved, minced with garlic press
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper
Combine all of the above. If have the time, I recommend that you can make your own aioli. But, if you’re like me and crave potato chips and MUST HAVE THEM NOW, store bought mayo will do.