Homemade potato wafers are usually prepared in month of April and May in India during summer. This is a sun dried potato wafers recipe, but one can prepare it using drier to dry potato wafers if good sun light it not available. It required one time efforts and one can preserve it for 2 years. It requires less than five minutes to serving. Just deep fry in oil and serve it.
Bunch of potatoes
Salt to taste
Peel the potatoes and wash it well. Make slices out of potato with the potato slicer. If you want similar potato slice type shown in the picture use design potato slicer instead of plain potato slicer.
|design potato slicer|
|plain potato slicer|
To get designed potato slice, slice the potato once horizontal (step 1 in a picture) and once vertical re(step 2 in a picture) and repeat the sequence and put them all in enough water.
Wash the potato slices 2-3 times in changes of water. Heat a large pot of water on high flame when it is boiling adds salt and potato slices in boiling water. The water temperature will be down and will stop boiling. Keep the heat on high and when the water comes to a boil again, cook for 2 minutes or till potato slices become transparent.
Drain the water out of the potato slices. Lay out each slice of the potato separately without overlapping each other on plastic sheet (or thin cloth). Dry them in sunshine for at least 8-10 hours. When they are dried and not sticky, keep them in a dry place. Dry them again in sun the next day.
After they are dried, they should be thin so peel out carefully from the plastic sheet. Store them in an air tight container and they will store for many years.
At the time of serving, heat the oil in a frying pan, when it is shimmering hot add hand full dried potato slices in the oil and fry for few second or till change the color like a picture. Make sure they do not become brown. Drain on paper towels and serve it as snacks with tea or your choice of drink. You can sprinkle red chili powder if you want…
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