Homemade crisps experiment.

Slice finely, 1 potato per person.

Wash of the starch and leave to dry.

Mix slices in a little oil, salt spices.

Overdid it a bit 8min at 750w microwave, but not bad!

@StuC
Interesting experiment. Did you get them, erm, crispy?

They certainly look the part.

@fitheach yes, strangely they became crispier after I let them sit for moment, I think I'll try the next batch with a lower setting, 500w for longer.

@StuC
Any reason for using a microwave rather than, say, an oven or grill?

@fitheach TBH I do not know, Since microwaves presumably heat the water in the food directly this might be an advantage in getting them crispy.

Just Learning by doing, I guess I'll try a batch in the oven some time.

@StuC
I thought maybe you did it as there is less cleaning to do afterwards. 👨‍🍳

@fitheach Cleaning ovens is overated, after all, it can only take away from the flavour ;)

@StuC
We have an Aga, the oven is self cleaning. 😃

@fitheach amazing story of how the Aga came to be. Really inspiring.

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@StuC
The fact that the Aga inventor lost his sight?

@fitheach well, that he invented it _after_ losing his sight, forced to stay at home.

How old is your Aga?

@StuC
It was converted to use kerosene in the 1970s, other than that it hasn't changed since 1947. As far as I am aware there have been no replacement parts required since the day it was made.

@fitheach pretty amazing! No wonder the Telford foundry went out of business.

@StuC
In complete contrast to our wood burning stove which is *always* needing something. Oh yeah, I'm glad to be keeping one foundry in business.

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