Are clear foods becoming a thing? Last year, we wrote about a restaurant that created an exclusive see-through pumpkin pie, and it looks like the trend is continuing in the form of a glass potato chip.
YouTuber My Virgin Kitchen shows us this interesting recipe to create the peculiar snack. No, it’s not actual glass, so put away your pitchforks.
Through some simple food science, he created a stock out of roasted potatoes and combined it with potato starch to create a clear gel. He accomplished this by combining the two ingredients over heat, turning the stock and starch mixture translucent. The starch’s reaction with water causes the solution to thicken for a jelly-like consistency.
Once it cools for a bit, he adds the gel to a squeeze bottle and forms small potato chip shapes over a baking tray. He then bakes them for about 8 hours at 135 °F. Once they’re out of the oven, he flash fries them for a few seconds.
Even though the process is extremely time-consuming, the final result looks pretty damn cool.
If you’re inclined to impress your dinner guests, give this recipe a shot. Just be careful, these chips look like they’re easy to misplace.