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West Town Tavern Potato Chips

West Town Tavern Potato ChipsCrisp, homemade potato chips served West Town Tavern-style, tossed with a drizzle of sweet and tangy balsamic syrup, white-truffle oil, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and fresh rosemary. So good, resistance is futile!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound Idaho® russet potatoes, unpeeled
1 gallon light olive oil, for deep-frying
2 tablespoons reduced balsamic syrup (recipe follows)
1 tablespoon white-truffle oil
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Balsamic Syrup:
1 quart balsamic vinegar
1 cup dark-brown sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Scrub potatoes; pat dry. Using mandoline, slice potatoes crosswise into slices 1/6-inch thick.
  2. In deep-fat fryer or large, deep saucepan, heat light olive oil to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Deep-fry potatoes until crisp and golden. Drain potatoes well on paper towels; transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Drizzle potatoes with balsamic syrup and white-truffle oil. Sprinkle with Parmesan and rosemary. Season chips with salt and pepper. Toss well to distribute seasonings. Serve immediately.
  5. For Balsamic Syrup: Combine vinegar and brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered until reduced by three-quarters. Let cool before using; store unused portion in refrigerator.

Makes 4 servings.


  • Chips may be made up to 24 hours ahead of service.
  • Rosemary may be chopped and Parmesan cheese grated ahead.
  • Toss chips with the seasoning just before serving.
  • Balsamic syrup may be made ahead.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission.