Deep Fried/Chips: Advice Needed: Potato Chip Slicer

Subject: Advice Needed: Potato Chip Slicer
From: crouse at (Gerry Crouse)
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 19:06:10 GMT
Anyone know of a slicer that will slice potatoes real thin real quick for potato chips? A friend has fond recollections of vendors at fairs in Spain slicing potatoes directly into hot oil, cooking them for a few seconds, then serving them in paper cones. However, she can't recall what they were using to slice the potatoes so quickly.
From: shukisc at (Charles Shukis)
Date: 24 Jul 1996 23:00:11 GMT
For thin, even slicing, nothing beats a good French mandoline.
From: chris.smith at (Chris Smith)
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 12:16:55 GMT
I have a manual slicer "As Seen on TV!" It works great and you can vary the thickness of the slices by changing the blade (5 seconds.) If I was home I could give you the brand but I have seen similar ones in almost every department store ie Bradlees, K-Mart etc...
From: cmathew at (Joan Mathew)
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 15:03:03 GMT
I don't know if this is quite what you're looking for, but Cuisinart makes a slicing blade that will slice extremely thin like that. I don't think it comes in any of the original packages, but it is listed in their product catalog.
From: Vickie McCorkendale (vickiemc at
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 17:01:43 -0700
You need a Mandoline - not the musical instrument, but a stainless steel flat cutting tool. It lets you slice just about anything into thin slices with adjustable thickness capability. It can also make those cross-cut potatoes you see at trendy fast food joints - the other great thing it does is make julienning (is that a verb?) a breeze.

The only thing that may slow you down in your race to the quick potato chip is the price of the things. They run from $150 (super sale if you see it this low - BUY IT!) to over $225!

The other (and cheaper) alternative is a V-slicer. It's similar, but usually not of the same quality, or as versatile. But if you'll only be using it once in a while, it may be just what you are looking for.
From: penmart at (Sheldon)
Date: 28 Jul 1996 00:28:33 -0400
Try a potato peeler, I do carrots with it for salads, nice thin even slices.