Friday 27 April 2012

Home Made Potato Chips! And the sad truth about store bought...

So like me, you love Chips, and you suffer from wheat sensitivities, or are a Celiac.

 I came across this article in my search for good information regarding Potato chips…Gulp, so sad but true…

As far as chips go, after researching to see if Lay’s Potato Chips are safe to eat for Celiac suffers, I have found that although Lay’s Chips claim to be Gluten Free they produce these chips on the same manufacturing lines as products that are made with gluten. They wash down and clean the equipment before they start making a Gluten Free product on that line but can’t guarantee that the product will be 100% Gluten Free! So I guess its trial and error with their products.
I sent an email to Old Dutch Foods and asked what snacks are gluten free. Here is their response. I have removed the products that were highlighted so according to Old Dutch Foods, all of the following are gluten free.

Hi There: from Old Dutch Foods
Thank you for the e-mail.
The following Old Dutch products do not contain wheat, including spelt and kamut, or oats, barley, rye or triticale or any part thereof and therefore are considered Gluten-Free: However, some these products (corn) are produced on the same line as products containing wheat. I have bold letters for the products that are produced on the same line as our Multi Grain Tortilla Chips that contain gluten. Complete cleaning and sanitizing are performed prior to running a non- gluten product.

Old Dutch Regular Potato Chips
Old Dutch Dutch Crunch Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar (Malt is simulated)
Old Dutch BBQ Potato Chips
Old Dutch Dutch Crunch Mesquite BBQ
Old Dutch RipL Potato Chips
Old Dutch Dutch Crunch Jalapeno and Cheddar
Old Dutch RipL Sour Cream and Green Onion
Old Dutch RipL Smokey BBQ Chips
Old Dutch Rip-L Creamy Dill
Old Dutch RipL Mexican Chili
Old Dutch Salt ‘n Vinegar Potato Chips
Old Dutch Ketchup Potato Chips
Old Dutch Sour Cream ‘n Onion Potato Chips
Old Dutch Crispy Bacon Chips
Old Dutch Onion & Garlic Potato Chips
Old Dutch All Dressed Potato Chips
Old Dutch Dill Pickle Potato Chips
Old Dutch Bac’n Puffs
Old Dutch Cheese Pleesers
Old Dutch Popcorn Twists
Old Dutch Premium Cheese Flavoured Popcorn
Old Dutch White Cheddar Popcorn
Old Dutch Nacho Crunchys
Old Dutch Popcorn Twists
Old Dutch Restaurante Salsa (Mild & Medium)

Consumer Care Representative

 So this brings me to a True Gluten free Potato chip!


1) Pour oil in a plastic Ziploc baggie, along with whatever seasoning or spice preferred.

2) Put potato slices in bag.

3) Blow up the bag and quickly seal it shut.

4) Shake vigorously until all the slices are coated.

5) Arrange slices in a circle on a microwave-proof plate.  (Or in oven)

6) Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

7) Turn chips over and re-arrange them so they cook evenly.

8) Microwave again for 2 minutes.
9) Watch them carefully and microwave again for about 2 minutes or until they start to brown.
They must brown a little in places or they will not crisp up.

10) Remove and let cool.
The chips crisp when cooling.

 Ta`Da! you have home made Potato chips, and you will not get accidentally contaminated!

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