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Old 01-25-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
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Home Made Potato Chips - storing

I've been making home made potato chips in my deep fryer and was wondering if i can make batches and store them in large Ziploc bags to consume later in the week. Is this possible? Or will they go bad?

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Old 01-25-2007, 08:55 PM   #2
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Make sure they are completely cool. I would keep them in a ziplock bag. If you think they are a big greasy just put a paper towel in the bottom of the bag. Part of me would also want to keep them in the refrigerator.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:29 PM   #3
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Make sure they are completely cool. I would keep them in a ziplock bag. If you think they are a big greasy just put a paper towel in the bottom of the bag. Part of me would also want to keep them in the refrigerator.
Refridgerated chips dont sound too appetizing

What do potato chip companies do to stabilize their chips?
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:45 PM   #4
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I would just eat them right away and not store them. Stores use preservatives to keep their product fresh, but I assume the idea behind making home made chips is to eat them right away. I dont know how one would keep them crisp without preservatives.
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LOL - I'm sure you can keep them out on the counter. I often keep crackers and chips in the refrigerator. But the counter will be just fine. I really don't know what the stabilizer is in chips. The most important thing is completely cooling before bagging.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:18 PM   #6
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There are no preservatives in potato chips other than salt. At least , not in Lay's. I believe they fill the bags with nitrogen gas before sealing but I don't know if that's to preserve freshness or for another reason.

I think the only concern would be keeping them away from humidity so they'll stay crispy.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:36 PM   #7
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I like my chips fresh from the fryer. Andy's comparison to Lay's is understandable only if one has never made homemade chips.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:46 PM   #8
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I wasn't comparing Lay's to homemade.

I was simply saying that store bought chips did not have added preservatives.
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:01 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:04 AM   #10
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I'd say - stick 'em in a ziploc and leave them for two weeks - then try them!
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