Now I know why the folks who made Lay’s Potato Chips (and later those who bought them out) became bijillionaires… it takes less than 1/4 of a large potato to make a small bag of potato chips! In other words, it costs next to nothing and the profits can be spectacular! With so much hot fat gurgling in the kitchen, how could I resist trying some homemade chips? Peel a nice large potato (our local ones tend to be incredibly soft or is it waxy?) and pass it through a mandoline for even thin slices. I must have gotten a good 50+ slices from one potato… deep fry them in fat until just golden around the edges and drain and salt with good non-iodized salt. They were superb, hot and crisp, with more potato flavor than commercial chips. They did get a little chewy after several hours out in nearly 95% humidity… but that isn’t a surprise really. Excellent with a little mayonnaise or a spritz of vinegar!