You can smell it right when you walk through the Midway, that intense salty, savory smell that only comes from fried potato chips. A line, 10 people deep, winds it’s way in front of a rather small stand – it’s bright red sign prominent to passers by. Kettle Chips! It says in clear white, flashing lights.
A man in works quickly inside the stand, putting thinly-sliced potatoes into a large kettle, the steam from the hot oil billowing into his face. His brow is set in concentration as he keeps a close eye on his task. After a few minutes he grabs a strainer and carefully pulls out a heap of pipping-hot, crispy potatoes. He dumps them onto paper towels and vigorously shakes a large copper shaker over them. Giving each chip a good sprinkling of salt.
An assistant tends to the window, taking orders from fair-goers. With speed and efficiency she shovels the chips into a paper basket, filling it to the brim with the fried chips, before passing it out to her customers. Fair-goers pick up the chips one-by-one. Popping the hot slivers into their mouths, their fingers covered in salt. The crunch is loud and satisfying. In the blink-of-an-eye the baskets are empty and the once hungry customers happily lick the salt form the fingers. Savoring every last bit.
Looking to enjoy a crunchy, salty, delicious potato chip at home? Try this Homemade Potato Chip recipe.
What’s your favorite kind of potato chip? Do you dip your chips in any kind of sauce?
Get this recipe: Homemade Potato Chips
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