It is a popular consensus that achieving perfectly textured chips is not possible without the proper know-how. So, don't feel discouraged if you have failed at making them — even if it's just a small batch.
Experts say that making chips is averagely easy to do thanks to a secret ingredient. It may be surprising but it is an inexpensive and everyday item that you probably already have in your pantry.
It's corn flour!
Here's all you need to do:
- Cut the potatoes into wedges that are just a quarter of an inch thick. If cut thinner, they may burn before they've cooked properly and if thicker, they'll cook slower and may end up soggy.
- Next, pat the chips dry and then sprinkle each chip with a tablespoon of the secret ingredient — cornflour. If you think coating the chips with corn flour individually is too tedious, place the chips in a Ziploc and a dusting of cornflour; shake and you're all done.
- Coat the chips with olive oil and then transfer to a baking tray. Make sure they are spread evenly.
- Place the chips in the oven and let them cook for 20-25 minutes at 230 degrees celsius.
- When ready, dust the chips with your favourite seasoning mix — think garlic, paprika, a pinch of salt and oregano for an explosive flavor.
Now, you'll always make perfect homemade chips. Remember to keep the slices a quarter of an inch thick and coated with corn flour.