7 years ago I would have never thought that I would actually be making homemade yogurt, home made jams, and homemade spices someday. These are the things that Grandmothers do, or atleast mine used to. So when I started making Chinese 5 spice and garam masala at home, I kept telling myself that, “Yes I have become my grandmother”. I love being a “grand mother”. I get a lot of satisfaction from making things from scratch. I have also come to realize how simple and easy it is to make most things at home. It doesn’t take much time once you get the hang of it, the food tastes yummy and it is often cheaper and healthier than the store bought equivalent.
My newest thing is making homemade chips. I limit the premade precooked store bought food we buy as that this is one way I can stick to our weekly dinning budget of $140. I love how delicious the homemade chips taste. I take my roots – sweet potatoes, turnips, parsnips, and carrots and thinly slice them using a mandolin maker.
So you are wondering how is this even a recipe? Well, if homemade chips didn’t taste amazing I wouldn’t be writing about them. It takes less than 5 minutes to make a batch for the week. I love how you can season it with any seasoning you want.
- 3 whole sweet potatoes
- oil for deep frying
- sea salt for seasoning
- Using a mandoline, thinly slice the sweet potatoes.
- Heat oil in a pot.
- Add the sweet potato slices. Just make sure they do not stick together.
- Fry until golden brown. Each batch should take about a minute.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Season with sea salt and other seasoning.