New Year’s Eve was never a huge deal in our house when I was a kid. Except that we always had soda, chips, and dip. Which was really unusual in our house to have. So as an adult, I do the same.. except I think I have a little more fun with it, by making homemade chips. These are super addictive and WAY more yummy than any that come in bag. This seasoning blend is great on popcorn too or any time you would use a premade ranch seasoning blend. I’ve even roasted thin potato slices and it’s great on those too!
HOMEMADE SOUR CREAM AND ONION SEASONING BLEND (AND CHIPS!)
Sour Cream and Onion seasoning blend:
3 T buttermilk powder
2 T onion powder (toasted onion powder from Penzey’s is my favorite)
1 T garlic powder
1 T dried dill weed
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp sugar
To make potato chips:
Potatoes, gold or russet, sliced thinly
Oil, for frying
Have a bowl of water standing by. Slice the potatoes using a madoline or a thin blade on a food processor, place the slices in the water as you work so they don’t turn color. While they are soaking (this removes the starch so they get crisper) whisk together all the seasoning ingredients and place in a shaker.
Heat oil to about 350 degrees using a fryer, or a dutch oven with a couple inches of oil.
Working in one batch at a time, remove some potato slices and dry well on a tea towel. Fry for a couple minutes until lightly golden brown.
Remove to a wire rack set over a cookie sheet and let oil drain off for a minute. Place in a bowl and gently toss with seasoning.
Repeat with remaining batches.