Monday, May 24, 2010

In the Kitchen: Mandoline and Homemade Potato Chips

A couple of weeks ago, I won a giveaway from Sarah at I Blame My Mother for the stores.  I was so excited!!!  My daughter had talked about wanting matching aprons, so that's what I got us.  I also had a little money leftover, and needed a new mandoline so I included one in my order.  

I used to own a Pampered Chef model about 14 years ago.  It had a stainless steel blade embedded in molded plastic.  It worked great until the plastic cracked.  They've discontinued it now.  I haven't had one in ages and I'm so excited about this new one.  It has a ceramic blade, alot like this one:
Kyocera Double Edged Mandolin Slicer, Black
Tonight I made some homemade potato chips and it worked beautifully!  

I think maybe my oil got too hot and toward the end of frying the potato chips, they started getting a little dark.  Oh well, they still tasted fabulous!  I sprinkled them with kosher salt and onion powder.  Just because.  My brain is running wild with all the things I can make pie, fried apple rings, sweet potato chips, beet chips, potato au gratin...I'm going to be busy!

Do you own a mandoline?  Have you tried the ceramic blade?


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Susie said...

I have a mandoline but I have not tried a ceramic blade. Looks like I should:-)

Jessika said...

These potato chips look so yummy. Wow!

Thanks for the blog comment. I love getting comments! :)

April said...

I don't have one, but I sure want one now! :)

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Like Susie said, I have one. But sadly, I don't think I've EVER even used it yet. I guess I need to dust it off and give it a whirl! Thanks for sharing!

The Prudent Homemaker said...

I don't have one, but I have a Kitchen Aid Attachment that can cut in the same way. I've used it to make turnip gratin, scalloped potatoes, au gratin potatoes, slice beets for a salad, etc.


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