Thursday, January 29, 2009

When the 16-Year-Old Boy Experiments in the Kitchen...

...Things usually turn out all right! Case in point...homemade potato chips.

He came home and announced that he would be making potato chips. I was thrilled. We needed to use the potatoes in the food storage room anyway and it was a much better way to spend his time than playing the XBOX. I told him I would look up a recipe, but he held up his hand, saying he would come up with on from his own head. I suggested that he use the cheese grater to cut the potatoes, as it has a long, thin hole for slicing things in, well, a long, thin shape and he agreed that it was a good idea. He asked if he should peel them, and I told him the peels were good for you, so how about you leave them on? He said he didn't care what was good for him, but he left them on anyway. He cut them out, then laid them on a cookie sheet to bake...


I suggested that most potato chips are fried in oil, so he might want to go that route, and he said, "oh yeah, but I'll bake these, too. There will be two kinds." I thought that was a great idea.

Here's how he fried them in hot oil...


Here's how they were salted. (The thirteen-year-old girl had to stand in for this photo. The teenage boy said that he would not pose and said, "You can't just NOT take pictures, can you." I said, no, I can't.)


Check one out up close...


They were crisp, perfectly salted and delectable! He's taking them to school tomorrow. Ladies, watch out...

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18 comments:

Stacey said...

YUMMMMM~ they look good:)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

They look really good! Congrats to him!

Cathy said...

Wow! I am impressed! I wish my teenage son would take up cooking.

Faith said...

Those look so good! I've always wanted to make my own chips, but frying with hot oil freaks me out. (so do clowns, not that they're related!)

Jessica said...

What a great idea and what a great son to do it on his own.

Missy said...

YUM!

Jenny said...

I think it is neat that he is learning to cook.

newlyweds said...

How cool! He did a great job. Wonder how everyone enjoyed them at school.

Lulu said...

What a clever guy you have!

PS: I can't not take photos, either.

Carla said...

I love this line "You can't just NOT take pictures, can you." I said, "no, I can't." LOLOL!!! Oh the misery of a well loved child whose proud parent must share their creativity:)

How cool that your 'scientist' can experiment in the kitchen! Life long skills there! That boy's got skills:)

Chris said...

Wow, they look perfect.

FeeBeeKay said...

What a great kid you have there, but having seen the babies in action yesterday then I reckon greatness is in all their genes!! You are the common factor - a great Mum!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Blessings to you all

FeeBeeKay

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

That's great! I'm going to tell my boys about it...they might want to try! He did a wonderful job!
-Kim

Susie said...

Good for him and his inventiveness!Those chips look AWESOME and now will absolutely be part of the fair for tomorrow's superbowl!
mmmmm, salty crispy goodness. What a fantastic post!

Joyce said...

Congrats to your son on a job well done.

I'm here visiting from Tamy's blog. :)

Crystal said...

Those look delicious! I'll have to make some soon.
BTW, I love your blog!

Melinda said...

Good for him! What a good idea. His comment about picture taking sounds like my son. Oh boy!

Kate said...

LOL It looks like he did a great job! My husband loves homemade potato chips. =)

~Kate
"Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman?"
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