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a simple real food recipe :: homemade potato chips

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You’re family is going to love these for snacktime or a side to lunch or dinner!

a simple real food recipe :: homemade potato chips

And you can feel good about serving them when you are cooking in such brain and body nourishing fats. Take your pick of what to fry them up in. Pick a friendly fat and cook the most delicious chips – no comparison to the bagged store bought 😉

a simple real food recipe :: homemade potato chips

You don’t need fancy frying equipment (although that would be nice!) – just a simple electric frying pan or skillet does the trick in our house!
a simple real food recipe :: homemade potato chips
  • Potatoes sliced thin – enough to feed your crew (I usually do 3. Russets are the “usual” potato used for chips but I get whatever is on sale)
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup friendly fat to cook in (Pastured lard, butter, coconut oil. I like frying in lard the best or a combo lard and butter)
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste
  1. Get the friendly fat nice and hot and lay the potato slices down in a single layer. I usually have to do a few batches in my fry pan so they aren’t crowding.
  2. Flip them after a few minutes and cook until they are browned.
  3. Season with salt/pepper to taste after transferring them out of the pan.

a simple real food recipe :: homemade potato chips

Kitchen Tips:

  • If you are using lard be sure you are getting it from a trusted farmer that is pasturing their pigs. I love keeping lard around for cooking in not only because it cooks well and is affordable, but because it is LOADED with nourishing vitamins and fats. Butter and coconut oil work fantastic too.
  • The chips will be crispiest the thinner you make them. I can get a pretty good cut with just a good knife as I don’t have a mandolin, but one of those would work great!
  • If I’m planning on the chips for dinner I do usually make them up ahead of time – they are just as good cooled off as they are straight out of the pan. Leftovers are great for lunchboxes as well!
  • Read THIS and THIS about the importance of friendly fats in your diet!

a simple real food recipe :: homemade potato chips

Let me know how the family likes them!

This post was shared at Real Food Forager’s Fat Tuesday and The Polikva Family’s Family Table Tuesday!

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  • Courtney
    May 13, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    These look super good! I’ll have to get some lard. I’ve been meaning to but just haven’t found any of a good quality yet. Can’t wait to try em!

    • Renee
      May 14, 2013 at 7:27 am

      That lard really does make all the difference for me Courtney 😉 Hope you can find a great farmer! Let me know if you do 🙂