Homemade chips with spicy mayonnaise

Preparation :1h15 min Cooking :30 min
Difficulty :medium
Servings :4

Here is one of the best ways to impress your folks! Those chips comes out crispy and light! Watch out LAYS™, we are coming after you! Well, not really but they do taste amazing. *** You need a mandolina to achieve perfectly thin slices! ( Or a Samourai friend ) ***

Ingredients for the chips

  • 2 big russet potatoes, washed and thinly sliced with a mandolina
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup Blanche de Chambly beer from Unibroue
  • Handful fresh chive, chopped
  • Peanut or canola oil

Ingredients for the mayonnaise

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


  • In a big bowl filled with cold water, drop in your sliced potatoes and add 4 tablespoons of salt with the beer. Stir well. Let it sit on the counter for one hour.
  • Drain the chips as much as possible and lay them, one next to the other, on a clean dish towel for them to dry.
  • In a large pan, add about 3 inches of oil and heat at medium. You will need to make some tests here. With my oven, the best temp is between 4 and 5 but will vary from an oven to another. If too hot, chips will simply burn.
  • Cook the chips a small batch at a time. When lightly brown (after about 3-4 minutes ) remove with a spider skimmer, shake off the oil, and put on a paper towel. Repeat until all chips are cooked! Then, throw all  chips in a big bowl and add some big salt along with the chive. Shake and serve immediately!
  • Make the mayo by combining all ingredients together, simply. Rectify seasoning if necessary.
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Our wine stewards suggest

+- 15$ Segura Viudas Cava Reserva Brut

No pairing with chips? Well I heard that salt makes you thirsty… From a general standpoint, sparklings and chips are excellent together! And this one won't empty your pocket while offering a lot.

+- 30$ Drappier Carte D'Or Brut

Because it's the first Tuesday of the week, because it's sunny outside, because the Montréal Canadians are going in playoffs… All occasions are good to open Champagne!

Ambrée Amère, La Chouape

You need a salty, fat and spicy taste? Choose the Ambrée Amère! Surprisingly easy to drink, it does not lack character with its orange and pine resin notes. The strong bitterness enhances the strong spices in the mayonnaise. A beer to discover again and again.

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