Post Time: 25 December 2017
Potato is a major food crop, grown in more than 100 countries in the world. Potato is a nutritionally superior vegetable due to its edible energy and edible protein. Potato chips owe their relatively high food value chiefly to their carbohydrate and fat content. They contain from 30 to 50 percent fat. The steady increase in the production of chips results partly from improvements in machinery, which makes it possible to turn out more high-grade chips.
The processing of potato chips is a fairly routine and easy procedure. Steps in processing include peeling, slicing, washing the slices, frying, salting and packaging. Cooking operations may be on a small scale, as in the batch deep fryer, in which hand operated kettles are used. Or, they may be on a large scale, by the continuous deep fat frying machine.