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Old 06-20-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Butterfly Potato chips

Whenever you go to the fairs therea re the people who have the butterfly potatoe chips...


All they do is push a potatoe through a specialized potatoe cutter making them very thin, then you put it yourself into a deep fryer...

Does anyone know where I can buy this potatoe cutter and does anyone know the right instructions on how long to deepfry them for....


(yes they are this good i want to buy it x.x, just like how i bought a specialized kettlecorn popcorn machine)


Anyone have any ideas?

And how much would it cost?i am thinking maybe a few hundred dollars... probably less, (BTW THE CUTTER WAS ELECTRONIC,but you had to push the potatoe through it)... Probably less than a few 100 because it isn't the kind that automatically fries it for you

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Old 06-20-2007, 10:31 PM   #2
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I don't know, but I too LOVE those things.. A little cheddar and sour cream and you have yourself one heck of a meal!

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Old 06-20-2007, 10:36 PM   #3
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Here's a commercial one:

Motorized New Fry Slicer at Instawares
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:46 AM   #4
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Okay that looks great candelbc... I might just buy that one...

And does anyone know if i need to blanch them or not, or just fly them a bit?

Anyone know the recipie?
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:24 AM   #5
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I think they only Fry them. Since the line is always so dang long, I have had time to sit and watch (And wait patiently).

I found another option though. The one I might purchase is this one!
GourmetSleuth - Potato Threader

More affordable, and it looks like it might actually make something I have been looking for, which is Onion Strings or Onion Threads.. I am talking about those nests of onions that are the thickness of like Kite String and then deep fried.. I love those things!

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Old 06-21-2007, 08:57 AM   #6
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I like that one Candelbc, decent price - if only i would use it enough to buy.. love gadgets like this.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:27 AM   #7
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Yes i see the 2nd one... But it doesn't look like it would make the nice thin slices that the other one did...

Oh hey barb i am in MI also :P.

(Ann arbor)

If someone gets that and tell me if it works to make the butterfly potatoe chips... tell me, if not i am getting the other one... Does that one havea return policy?
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Candlebc - I've always wanted one of these but I've only seen the darker green one - thanks for the link to the lighter green one - it would have to be more expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We used them at the restaurant I cooked in for shredding potatoes (among other things) and surrounding properly seasoned grouper then cooking on the griddle - topped with a cucumber/soy buerre blanc -
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I think the second link has various blades that allow you make several different cuts.

Do you suppose that the second one will do the potato ribbons and onion strings?

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I think the second link has various blades that allow you make several different cuts.

Do you suppose that the second one will do the potato ribbons and onion strings?

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In the ad it does say spirl and ribbons, even a fine blade ( for you onion strings), read all it does, really cool.
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I think the second link has various blades that allow you make several different cuts.

Do you suppose that the second one will do the potato ribbons and onion strings?

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It appears the link you posted leading to GourmetSleuth would make potato ribbons with the flat blade (I think it's $98?) I would NEVER consider the motorized one unless, of course, I was in "the business". The one we used, at the restaurant, was the other one at GourmetSleuth - it did a great job and made salads look great with a topping of carrots that were shredded this way.
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but also in the picture of the cheaper one it is very very finely shredded, i am not sure it would make ribbons :|

Anyone try it then come ba ck?
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In the $98 one it has a flat blade for slicing, which would rotate the potato and make your continuous ribbon. Then there are different sizes of shredding blades - the shredding blades also do a continuous shred.
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In the $98 one it has a flat blade for slicing, which would rotate the potato and make your continuous ribbon. Then there are different sizes of shredding blades - the shredding blades also do a continuous shred.
so basically i should buy it if I loved those butterfly potatoe chips?

Il order it now if so !
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