Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips (lip-smacking)
Who likes their potato chips “dirty”? Apparently, we do! We have to admit that the first handful of times we opened up a “Dirty” Potato Chips bag we envisioned reaching in and pulling out a potato chip seasoned with a liberal dusting of dirt!
Apparently, we are not the only ones who have wondered why these chips are called “Dirty”? According to “Dirty’s” website: “The name “Dirty” comes from the process we used to prepare our chips. The potato slices are not washed, leaving more of the potato flavor….and they are crafted one batch at a time– it’s a difference our customers say they can taste in every bite.” There you have it! Does the decision to not wash off the natural potato starch after slicing the potatoes? We’re not sure, but we can tell you that “Dirty” certainly makes a lip-smackingly respectable kettle cooked potato chip.
“Dirty’s” potato chips do exude some great potato flavor! The potato chips themselves are curly and twisted into all types of shape. The kettle cooked recipe uses peanut oil for frying, resulting in a, slightly greasy, mild oil flavor that doesn’t distract away from the potatoes themselves, or the seasoning blend. The chips are medium cut, with a commendably sturdy bite to them. Really good kettle chips.
“Dirty’s” sour cream and onion seasoning is all at once smooth, simple, concise, clean and correct! The potato chips provide the perfect canvas to display this very complimentary seasoning. This recipe of sour cream and onion is light on the cream, and onion. The pungently sweet onion does linger for a while, while the light and tangy sour cream adds a nice bite.
Plain and simple, these “Dirty’s” are a lip-smacking rendition of sour cream & onion flavored kettle cooked potato chips!!!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Discovered at a gas station; Kimball, MN
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©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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