Pomelles Souffle / Puffed potato chips

When I saw them being made during the masterchef Australia season, it felt like watching magic. Potato slices puffing up like pillows. They looked beautiful. As I am working on 7 day chips recipe, it felt like a perfect time to make these and share with friends.
Mind you this is not easy but once you get going with a bit of practice, it is fun. Also the one’s that do not puff up are great in taste too. Unless you plan to serve in a top notch fine dining restaurant you are good to eat and serve all.
I was lucky to have got my few chips bang on.

Potato (peeled)
Ice cold water
Oil for deep frying (in two batches)
Salt for seasoning
1) Cut the potato from all sides to get a big brick in the middle.
2) Start slicing to about 1/4 th inch pieces.
3) Soak them in ice cold water for 30 min
4) Pat them dry on a kitchen towel
5) Heat oil in two pans.
6) Pan 1 should be on medium or low heat
7) Pan 2 should be piping hot on high heat.
8) Drop the potato slices in pan 1. Using a slotted spoon, keep stirring the potatoes on low heat. Cook them until blisters appear on the slices. About 5-8 min
9) While they are cooking in pan 1, you ensure that the pan 2 is sufficiently hot. If you have candy thermometer , the temperature of pan 2 should be around 180c and pan 1 around 100-120c.
10) Once the slices are blistered , remove and drop them instantly in pan 2.
11) Keep sprinkling hot oil on surface to enable puffing up (like we do for pooris)
12) Cook until the slices are well cooked and crispies.
13) Remove and sprinkle with salt and any other seasoning of your choice.

These look very good for decorating sandwiches and burgers


Rujuta said…
Nice recipe.. Thanks for sharing
Rujuta said…
It was great running the Marathon with you.. Happy Blogging..
Now following your blog
Best Wishes
veena said…
Nice recipe. Happy to have run the bm with you
Vardhini said…
Sounds interesting Pradnya. It was fun doing the marathon with you.
Hema said…
Very new and interesting..
Unknown said…
interesting recipe...I would like to taste one of those!
different and interesting recipe for chips!
Kavi said…
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Sangeetha M said…
wonderful recipe...Its great doing Marathon with u...
Srivalli said…
That's really one interesting recipe Pradnya..guess those two pans makes sure that it puffs up..it was great doing this BM with you..thank you..
Padmajha said…
Very interesting recipe :)
preeti garg said…
nice recipe..lok interesting
Priya Sreeram said…
i remember seeing it on masterchef too- good to know u had successful results after trying
Unknown said…
That looks awesome.. puffed chips!!
Sobha Shyam said…
so tempting and yummy..Thanx a lot for linking it to my event :)

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