Last Friday, the boy didn’t have to work.
Finally a Friday evening with the chips at home. I was so happy, and I wanted to make something special for us to celebrate.
I sent the boy downstairs to see if we had any ribs left.
Score! One rack left.
Glanced at the date, and oh…dear has it been 2 years since I purchased that???
I don’t care, we are eating them anyway!
I had thought that I might have done a tutorial on how to make the most tender, flavorful rack of ribs ever, so I searched my blog and sure enough, last year on October 17, I posted a tutorial.
My brain must think ribs around the middle of October.
I won’t bore you with the same tutorial.
What I will bore you with is how to make sweet potato chips.
First, peel your sweet potato, and beg because you don’t have the patience to cut the potato so thin tell your son he is going to cut your sweet potato up an 1/8 of an inch thin or thinner, so he can work on his knife skills.
When he leaves, I am buying a mandoline.
Set up an assembly line.
First you want to make sure your oil is at least 370º, have a paper towel lined dish, salt and cinnamon and sugar all ready to go, because it will go fast once you have started.
One of the biggest keys to making potato chips is to separate them as you are putting them in the oil. Drop them in one at a time as fast as you can, then you must stir them constantly. This keeps them from sticking and helps them cook faster.
Once you take them from the oil, give them a sprinkle of salt and the barest hint of cinnamon and sugar.
Also, between batches, make sure that your oil comes back up to temperature.
Taste one to make sure that the seasoning is just right.
Oh, they are just so good. Maybe another little taste.
Is that oil hot enough yet.
How about another little taste.
Oil? hot enough?
Gotta stop, there are only 7 chips left.
It is a good thing that sweet potatoes are so good for me.
Serve them up next to a side of ribs. Your mouth will thank you.
Oh, and Internet, I made some more Saturday for Superman.
“Superman, would you like me to make some home made potato chips?”
“Home made potato chips?!?!? Sure!!!”
He devoured them.
Pretty soon, he will lose his street cred for only eating potatoes, corn, and the occasional green bean.