Recipe Ideas for Homemade Chips & Crisps
The Mass Market Process will work something like this: A major Potato Chip plant will put the potatoes through a process called de-stoning. A de-stoner runs the potatoes through water to remove external debris and clean the potatoes.
The potatoes will then be peeled. Not by an army of folk sitting with potato peelers, but abrasive sanding rollers which will process the potatoes through and remove most of the peel.
The potatoes will be inspected and any additional debris or peel will be removed. Unsatisfactory potatoes will be discarded.
The potatoes move along the process to the slicer assembly which will cut the potatoes into slices of the required thickness.
The newly formed Potato Chips and Crisps will then go through a washing process where additional starch and straggly bits of potato are removed.
They move along through a giant hairdryer blower type thing to remove excess water before reaching the automatic fryer.
They will spend between two and three minutes in the fryer.
The new Chips and Crisps will move along to the exit of the fryer where they are usually salted.
The journey continues to an Optical Sorter which will discard defective or broken Chips and Crisps.
Seasoning and flavours will then be added before they are sent along to the packing machines.
The packing machines are also automated and will package the Chips and Crisps by weight, into their bags and then into their packing boxes.