These are chips the way they're supposed to be made and enjoyed!
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Step 1 - Wash and scrub potatoes clean. Using a mandoline, shave potatoes on 1/16” thickness over a large bowl - or as thin as most mandolines will go.
Step 2 - Cover potato slices with cold water and rinse in bowl, drain, and repeat 2-3 times, or until water runs clear. Drain potatoes.
Step 3 - Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add balsamic vinegar. Add in potato slices and boil for 3 minutes, until the potatoes just begin to soften but still hold their shape - be careful not to overcook! Lay out a clean dish towel or a few layers of paper towel on a rack or cutting board. Spread out potatoes on towels and pat dry.
Step 4 - In a cast-iron pot, pour in olive oil about 2” deep and add in 2 cloves of crushed garlic and rosemary. Heat pot over medium heat to infuse the flavours into the oil. Strain out herbs and garlic and bring oil to 375*F.
Step 5 - Set up a baking sheet with 2-3 layers of paper towel. Begin adding just enough potato slices to the hot oil, stirring frequently and turning chips. Do NOT overcrowd the pot - ensure that you leave enough space to circulate the oil - anywhere from 10-15 at a time. Cook for 6-8 minutes then strain from hot oil and spread onto paper towels. Sprinkle with a pinch of fleur de sel and repeat with remaining chips. Serve with your favorite dips and a yummy sandwich or just eat ‘em off the tray - we won’t tell!