Most of the chips I have bought recently appear to be processed potatoes. It appears to me that they are like instant potatos, formed and deep fried. The only taste to them seem to be from the spices applied.
I got sorta tired of that and I took several potatoes, thin sliced them, soaked them in water for about a hour, put peanut oil in my Fry Daddy and turned them loose at around 400 degrees.
They came out beautifully brown, crispy and while they were still hot, I salted all and some of them I added Cajun seasoning, some I added onion salt and some I added ground red pepper. All were good and I achieved a nice potato taste.
Probably cost me more than store bought chips but they were really good and worked well as a dip chip, good with my cheese and salsa. I made them quicker than I could have gone to the store and bought some chips and they were hot and fresh.
Paul E. Smith