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Old 06-27-2016, 05:39 PM   #1
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Potatoes are a vegetable...

...so I shall post this here rather that complain about not having a "junk food" forum.

I have been wanting to review Zapp's potato chips but I keep not having the desire for potato chips. I look at the bag knowing that I want to review them, but don't have the craving so don't buy them.

When I get the craving watch out. I will be very opinionated. The only chips I've had that were better were ones a neighbor from long ago brought to me.

The Zapps are made 2 hours from me by road. They are cooked in a kettle with oil. They have flavors but when I want a chip I want to taste potato not flavors.

I also got a mandolin and a thermometer for deep frying. I shall attempt to make them. I think I can do it but if I fail I shall try until I master it. If only I had the craving for them.

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Old 06-27-2016, 06:07 PM   #2
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Yep, I've written about them before. My favs are the plain ones and the sweet onion chips. DD and her family like those, as well as the Vodoo, salt and vinegar. The SIL was born on the West Bank and DD went to college in NO. When i would go see my dad, I'd always load up on Zapps, Abita and mudbugs on my way home.
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:12 PM   #3
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...so I shall post this here rather that complain about not having a "junk food" forum.

I have been wanting to review Zapp's potato chips but I keep not having the desire for potato chips. I look at the bag knowing that I want to review them, but don't have the craving so don't buy them.

When I get the craving watch out. I will be very opinionated. The only chips I've had that were better were ones a neighbor from long ago brought to me.

The Zapps are made 2 hours from me by road. They are cooked in a kettle with oil. They have flavors but when I want a chip I want to taste potato not flavors.

I also got a mandolin and a thermometer for deep frying. I shall attempt to make them. I think I can do it but if I fail I shall try until I master it. If only I had the craving for them.
Choose the right potatoes, IMO Yukon gold, sliced thin, make the best chips. Once sliced, an ice water soak is a must, 30 minutes to an hour! Spin dry in a salad spinner and complete the drying on paper towels. Oil to 350F, use a candy thermometer. Fry until golden, drain on paper towels and while draining, sprinkle with salt or whatever seasoning mix you like. BTW, we love Zapps! I have been seeing more and more folks blanching fries and wondering if that will work to make chips more crispy.
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:38 PM   #4
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Yep, I've written about them before. My favs are the plain ones and the sweet onion chips. DD and her family like those, as well as the Vodoo, salt and vinegar. The SIL was born on the West Bank and DD went to college in NO. When i would go see my dad, I'd always load up on Zapps, Abita and mudbugs on my way home.
You have good taste
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:37 AM   #5
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What are mudbugs?

I'd love to try making potato chips one day. I saw a recipe for salt and vinegar potatoes, so I wonder if you soak them in vinegar instead of water, what they'd end up tasting like.
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Crawfish.
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You all know I love you and you were just kinda' asking for a crawfish and potato recipe. I mean, Moderators? Given I have one, can I not post it?
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You all know I love you and you were just kinda' asking for a crawfish and potato recipe. I mean, Moderators? Given I have one, can I not post it?
If it's your recipe, you can post it. Start a new thread in the appropriate sub-forum and go for it.
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...so I shall post this here rather that complain about not having a "junk food" forum.

I have been wanting to review Zapp's potato chips but I keep not having the desire for potato chips. I look at the bag knowing that I want to review them, but don't have the craving so don't buy them.

When I get the craving watch out. I will be very opinionated. The only chips I've had that were better were ones a neighbor from long ago brought to me.

The Zapps are made 2 hours from me by road. They are cooked in a kettle with oil. They have flavors but when I want a chip I want to taste potato not flavors.

I also got a mandolin and a thermometer for deep frying. I shall attempt to make them. I think I can do it but if I fail I shall try until I master it. If only I had the craving for them.
According to the advocates of "5-a-day" (or however many they insist upon where you are) potatoes are not a vegetable. Tough, they are to me, so there.

I'm sure I've seen a "recipe" for making potato chips without frying. Perhaps you would find it on Google?
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Crawfish.
OK, thanks, I've never heard them referred to as that. That's pretty cool.
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