Sunday, September 23, 2012

Homemade Kettle Chip

for the chips-
4 large Idaho Potatoes (Russets)
2 pints peanut oil (I used canola and the results were the same)
sea salt
Cracked pepper if desired

Onion dip (optional- I'm not making it because---well, I don't like it and I refuse to waste ingredients)
or the dip-
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
salt & pepper, to taste

Wash whole potatoes. Using a mandoline or food processor slice the potatoes very thin. Then soak them in cold water for 20-30 minutes.

In the mean time, make the dip by stirring all ingredients together. Refrigerate. 
Heat oil in large pot to medium high heat. (mine was about 6 1/2)

Dry potato slices extremely well (I went as far as to dry them individually with a clean cloth).You don't want them wet when frying. When you think the oil is hot enough drop ONE into the oil. If the chip doesn't have even bubbles you need to turn the heat up. If you drop in the chip and it starts drying like crazy- turn it down. I actually had to turn mine up a little bit.

You want the bubbles to be even.

After  about 3-5 minutes, the potatoes should be brown and looking a lot like chips. Drain with a slotted spoon and place onto paper towels. Sprinkle with sea salt immediately and repeat with remaining batches. Serve with cold dip or eat by themselves- they are good.We even made a cracked pepper and sea salt one.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi roll

Alrighty, this morning I decided to try to make the girls lunches a little more...interesting. They aren't always in the mood for Peanut butter or Jelly sandwiches, but it had been a while and I figured they weren't awake to argue.
I started by taking 2 pieced of bread and rolling then flat with my rolling pin.

 Then I removed the crust and added  jelly to one and peanut butter to the other. Now this is normally where people would put them together and then roll it up- not us. Not only did I think two rolled slices would be a bit much for their tiny mouths, but one only likes jelly the other, peanut butter. So I rolled them separately and sliced them with a knife.

 Here is hoping they like them! Mine don't look as fancy as the original posters photos (  because they are thinner and less peanut butter and jelly ( I also never photo shop). I also put Goldfish and grapes in their lunches today with my our home made lunch box organizer .Oh and I wouldn't add too much jelly- when you roll it it likes to seep out!