I love making my own potato chips. I love that I can choose the best potato (we've grown some in our yard too) and I can choose the oil I feel the most comfortable using. I even control the salt. But what I don't love is the smell in my house afterwards.
I use a REALLY old deep fryer. REALLY old. Like older than me. When my mom passed 13 years ago, I kept the stuff I didn't already have one of, like a deep fryer and a stand mixer. As they break, I buy a new one. The deep fryer is going strong, many many years later.
Not sure if it is my deep fryer or all of them, since I have never had a new one, but when I use it my whole house smells like oil. It hangs around for a day or so too. I usually close all the doors so the smell stays confined to my lower level of the house (sigh) but some how I still manage to get the smell every where.
When I can company coming, that is the last thing I want my house to smell like. Oil. So when entertaining for the college football bowls, you gotta have potato chips. I did not want my house to smell before my guests arrived, so I went in search of the cleanest potato chips I could find. What do you think??
Not bad in a pinch, when you need to serve a lot of people?? I'd love to hear if anyone has found other choices.
Happy snacking!! Kathy