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Potato Chips!

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Not quite in the spirit of the thread, but my favorite chips (other than Herr's ripple chips) are the ones that I fry up at 1am when the need is acute. Yukon gold sliced thin on a mandolin, fried till brown (takes moments)...and salt/peppered...maybe some smoked paprika.

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ChristTaylor: you are in for a treat if you do!   They are my husbands favourites. 


Cheese is you friend, Cheese will take care of you, Cheese will never betray you, But blue mold will kill me.

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i am a Pennsylvania Dutch boy so, i was raised on a certain chip.. primarily cooked in lard.. i came across these guys the other day.. they are cooked in veg shortening.  

 

The sort of taste so potato like that they almost seem artificial.. they way a pringels is just some particle board chip.. but, they are the real deal and not only super crisp but, they have  a bright clean potato taste. 

 

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Calbee's curry-flavoured potato crisps. Thin, Lay's-style crisp. That's automatically a problem for me. Slightly greasy--not as bad as Lay's, though--with a boring and generic curry powder flavour. Mild heat. Perhaps the redeeming feature is that, as well as that greasy aftertaste, there's a bit of potato on the end. Not Calbee's finest hour.

 

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I've never met an animal I didn't enjoy with salt and pepper.

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A finer hour for CALBEE but no hot and spicy.

 

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More Grill-a-Corn. This time it's garlic bread flavour. I admire any company that produces garlic bread-flavoured anything--snack-flavoured snacks--even if I harbour a suspicion it'll taste and smell like garlic powder. Garlic powder might be an essential part of many dry rubs but it's not something you really want to eat from the tub, is it? Luckily, garlic Grill-a-Corn isn't too strong. Somewhat similar to 'chicken' Twisties without the real fake chicken part of the flavour profile. Workable.


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I've never met an animal I didn't enjoy with salt and pepper.

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Plain Ruffles with refrigerated onion dip are a serious weakness. Side note, I have a friend who actually turns on the oven to around 400 degrees, lays the chips in a single layer, and bakes for 5 to 7 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Upon removal from the oven, she sprinkles the chips with kosher salt. It's kind of excessive, but an interesting thing to try.

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Welcome to eGullet, ChostChef. I'm with you on the 'classic' flavors: plain Ruffles or classic Lays potato chips for me.

What does your friend's oven heating do with those chips, aside from heat them up? Do you think they seem more or less oily when they come out of the oven?


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I've never done it but here's what I know: Martha Stewart puts plain lightly salted Kettle Chips in the oven 5-7 min "until you can see the oil" and then removes them from the oven and sprinkles them with finely grated hard cheese and paprika.

Another recipe I've seen is for BBQ Kettle chips in which you also spread the chips out and bake for about 5 minutes "until you can smell the chips. Remove and sprinkle with salt, sugar and smoked paprika.

I would love it if someone else would make them and I could try a few, but somehow I just can't get up the energy to take something that's already salty and greasy and make them more salty and greasy. I could maybe see doing it with just a bit of smoked paprika.

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Goma Kanpai 'Japanaese potato cookies'. When I saw the packaging in the store I envisioned a Japanese version of something like a product sold in the Australian chips, etc aisle. Only sesame flavoured. When I opened the package I was surprised to see something that looked ... glazed. So, hey, these things are kind of sweet. Only there's that salty potato snack flavour sitting in the background. I can't really tell if I actually like them or am just entranced by their weirdness in relation to the standards of western potato-based snack foods.


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I've never met an animal I didn't enjoy with salt and pepper.

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My brother got hold of liquorice flavoured Chips, he said they where lovely.


Cheese is you friend, Cheese will take care of you, Cheese will never betray you, But blue mold will kill me.

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Got the curry flavour one for the other half who doesn't mind curries. I tried one and went to brush my teeth soon after. Can't stand curry anything.

 

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Butter flavour is too mild. Not good enough. Tomorrow I go get the beef stew one again. Let's hope it's not all gone ('limited edition')!

 

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BonVivant:  Thanks for reminding me about my friend and my movie night in Breda many years ago. We got this small packet of chips at the  theatre for free and a  pepsi cola.  I wont spell the name  in  Dutch,  my Dutch suck,   but they were called   American  Movie theatre  butter flavoured chips and the bag was blue,red and white with stars and  it had this weird artificial butter flavour a bit stronger then  microwaveable butter popcorn.

 

Well  they had a break in the middle of the movie and since we were the first sitting, we were the first to get these free chips and well we were yellow.  My hands, my lips and where I had touch my clothes  were yellow.. and I wasnt the only one.   When we left the   chips had been removed.  My friend loved them, he spent the next month hunting for them but couldnt found more then they had been with drawled.

 

Thank you for the memory!


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