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Old 01-26-2007, 07:17 AM   #11
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Ok, I just remembered that i have the Foodsaver Vacuum machine and they sell canisters to use with the air tight system. Tey are asking $25 for a 6 quart canister......Question is ....Do i want to spend $25 on it? Hmmmmm

The canister can be seen here: FoodSaverŪ, America's #1 Selling Brand of Home Vacuum Packaging Systems
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:18 AM   #12
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Look on Amazon and see how much it might be there.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:19 AM   #13
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I'd say - stick 'em in a ziploc and leave them for two weeks - then try them!
I love your technical method... I will forever call this the CLIVE test.. Seems like the best method to me...

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Old 01-26-2007, 09:46 AM   #14
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Well Andy, I don't know how to store my homemade chips, if I don't eat them all at once, I will put the leftovers in an air proof container, but that is less than satisfactory. How do you store yours?

I think the technology for storage of chips is well known in the food industry but it is either unavailable or unacceptable at home.

I think an airtight container is the best you can do. Of course, you could just open another beer and finish them off...
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:28 AM   #15
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Petey - the Food Saver canister sounds perfect!!!
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:21 AM   #16
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My homemade potato chips don't last long enough to store - lol!! But I also make them in very small batches using a Martha Stewart recipe. You slice the potatoes paper-thin on a mandoline & then shallow-fry them in about 1/2" or so of extra-virgin olive oil. Remove, drain, sprinkle with a little salt, & then go to town.

I've had people actually standing over me waiting to burn their hands on the hot chips as they came out of the skillet - lol!!!!
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:06 PM   #17
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I would eat the Home Made Potato Chips and not store them.
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:37 PM   #18
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Look on Amazon and see how much it might be there.

Thanks for the suggestion. Amazon has it for half the price !
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:41 PM   #19
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I would eat the Home Made Potato Chips and not store them.

Question is......do you want to lug out the deep fryer, wash and slice the potatoes & wait for the oil to heat up , cook them , and then clean the deep fryer everytime you want chips on the fly? And thats assuming that you have potatoes on hand. Dont get me wrong, I prefer fresh chips as much as anyone else but then there's the convenience factor .
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:10 PM   #20
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Skipping over commercial processing techniques for frying, grease removal and cooling to get straight to storage:

Chips that go into bags are preserved by the bags being filled with nitrogen gas - nitrogen is inert and slows down the oxidation of the oil which cause them to go rancid. It also works as an air cushion which prevents the chips from being crushed in transportation and handling.

Chips that go into cans, like Pringles or Lay's Stax for example, are protected from crushing by the "can" - so they are preserved by vacuum sealing to remove the oxygen.

Both of these techniques also help remove humidity from the package which would lead to loss of crispness and staling.

Storing your chips in a ziplock bag might be good for 1-2 days ... but the vacuum cannister sounds like a better solution.
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