Billy Goat Handcrafted Potato Chips (CotS)
Why we love Billy Goat Handcrafted Potato Chips (CotS):
They are made with high quality ingredients and handcrafted care.
- The process begins with potatoes. They use only russet potatoes from Idaho because of their dense composition and their deep potato flavor.
- They carefully select and hand feed every potato that is sliced. This extra care results in a slice that is generally longer than wide. This makes it perfect for dipping or presentation.
- They rinse the potatoes twice to remove any excess starch on the surface of the slices. This prevents the slices from sticking together in the frying process and helps to keep our canola oil pristine.
- Each batch is carefully weighed and the water is drained away before being placed in the fryer.
- Since potatoes are mostly water, the initial steam process is impressive, but once it dissipates the real action begins. They hand stir every batch for the entire cooking process. This eliminates clumping, helps to cook evenly and produces a chip that is flatter, rather than curled.
- Once they have reached golden perfection, approximately 6 minutes, the chips are extracted and prepared for seasoning.
- The unique seasonings, developed years earlier at the restaurant, are carefully weighed and gently applied to the batch. The tumbling action helps to distribute the flavor.
- They meticulously hand sort and weigh every chip to ensure quality and consistency.
The Kraft Bag
The bag is wonderful in many ways. Not only is it interesting, but it also has function. The material and design helps to protect the chips inside without the addition of nitrogen. That is why the bags are actually full of chips.