The cutter makes great potato chips.

I came across several great finds the other day at the thrift store. The odd thing about them was they all were brown. Even the Bass loafers that I didn’t show here but they too were brown, yikes!

1.) A couple nice additions to the utensil drawer. A nice shaped soup spoon and a paring knife with wooden handle that I’ve been keeping my eye out for for awhile now. Found it!

2.) I’ve also been on the look out for a glass cutting board and I just so happened to find this one with retro graphics of cooking paraphernalia (yes I had to google that to spell it).

3.) Echo and the Bunnymen LP, Songs to Learn and Sing. I’ve never really given this band a chance but wow, this record is sweet. It’s a 1985 compilation of their past singles with one new single that was released on this record called Bring on the Dancing Horses.

4.) An old wooden mandolin slicer with stainless blades. You can adjust this sucker to super thin.

If you look closely you can see my fingertip behind the potato slice.

The first thing I wanted to try with this awesome wooden “cutter” was potato chips and boy did this thing do the trick. It sliced the potatoes so thin you could see right through them.

I started by adding a little sea salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and some dill. Then simply fried them up in a a little sunflower oil, just enough to submerge them in a small pan (not much since they were so thin). I set my gas range on med-low and cooked them just long enough to get crispy on both sides without burning, flipping them once half way through.

Beautiful and crispy, the best chips I’ve ever had hands down. Little Z and J were loving them to. Both took a bite and felt the crunch and were like mmmmmmmm these are good!

Now, in keeping with my mp3’s and recipes idea (where I make some food item related to a band or album in some way), I’ve uploaded a couple tracks from the album above. The first mp3 (The Cutter) uses the technique/tool as inspiration. We’ve been listening to this record repeatedly since we picked it up.

Echo & the Bunnymen - The Cutter Echo & the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
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  1. Posted August 16, 2011 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    I love your post – and I love your awesome thrift store finds! Your chips look gorgeous and I wish I could pop one in my mouth right now. :)

  2. Posted August 16, 2011 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    Jodi – Thanks! We get a real high from thrifting in our family, it’s been passed down for generations. We devoured these chips with a quickness.

  3. Pa Allen
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    S and Pa are dancing with the horses!!

  4. Posted August 21, 2011 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    S and Pa! – I instantly got a mental picture of you two dancing in your office. We love and miss you two and can hardly wait to see everyone very soon!