potato wafers
Last Updated : Jun 30,2022

What is potato wafers, potato chips? glossary | benefits | uses | recipes |
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Potato chips

What is potato wafers, potato chips?

These are available as Tangy potato wafer, Minty potato wafer, Classic salted potato wafer, Cheese & onion potato wafer, Garlic potato flavour. This mouth watering flavours are enjoyed and relished all time. A potato wafer or crisp is a thin slice of potato, deep fried or baked until crisp. Potato wafers serve as an appetizer, side dish, or snack. The simplest chips of this kind are just cooked and salted, but manufacturers can add a wide variety of seasonings (mostly made using herbs, spices, cheese, artificial additives or MSG).

Potato wafer is one of such products which have a great potential as this is considered as one of the traditional foods of India. Potato wafers are one of the most popular snack items consumed in almost all the parts of India. It is being manufactured not only on large scale by big firms, but also on cottage/home scale in semi-urban-rural areas.

Potato wafers are basically used for snacks purposes. They are produced by rapid dehydration of potato slices by direct contact with hot oil. Its crispiness and special palatability makes it the favourite of people of all age groups. Different varieties of potatoes are usually used for chips. The market acceptance of potatoes chips it is necessary to make variety of chips by adding different types spices and flavour

Crushed potato wafers
Place the wafers in a deep bowl and crush them with your hands or place them in a zip-lock or any other thick plastic bag and crush them with the help of a rolling pin or crush them with your hands.

How to select potato wafers, potato chips

Commercial varieties are packaged for sale, usually in bags. A wide range of potato wafers are available in the market of various brand names. Choose from salted to sweet to spicy to tangy taste, choice is yours. Confirm on the packaging material and read the label well. Not forget the manufacturing date for utmost crisp wafers. 

Culinary Uses of potato wafers, potato chips in Indian Cooking

Party without wafers are just incomplete. Potato wafer recipe from scratch and as well as how to flavour them and make it interesting.

1.      Potato Wafers This faraali version of Potato Wafers is much, much tastier than regular wafers, because it is perked up with rock salt and black pepper. 

2.      Peri Peri Potato Chips a fiery variety of chilli pepper also known as the African bird’s eye chilli!

3.      Cheesy Wafers a delectable preparation of your favourite wafers or nachos coated with cheese and baked in an oven.

While potato chips taste wonderful with a burger or grill sandwiches, they are good by themselves.
· Feed your appetite with the most favorite time pass food snack.
· At parties flavoured ones can be served with either mayonnaise or cheesy dip with mixed herbs or simply tomato ketchup.
· Potato wafers are consumed by and large with alcoholic drinks, in parties, cinema halls and during journey.
· In terms of taste and convenience no other food item is as acceptable as wafers.

How to store potato wafers, potato chips

Once opened, keep them in an air tight container to retain its crispy texture. Consume it within a week or two after opening the packet.

Health benefits of potato wafers, potato chips

Potato wafers are often high in salt and sodium. Moreover, being deep fried they are high in fat and thus not suitable for people with high blood pressure, diabetes,  heart disease, renal diseases or obesity.

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