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what are these potato/pasta discs from Syria?

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When I visited Syria, I encountered an unusual food item in all of the markets. They are discs that look like pasta, but I think they are actually potato (communication between me and the shop owners was rather limited!) In fact, they come in both plain and rippled, just like potato chips. Does anyone know what these things are? I tried boiling them in water, but they pretty much disintegrated. I don't do much deep-frying, but that's my next plan. Has anyone had any experience with these things before?

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  1. is it these things?
    http://www.snacklets.com/index_sub3.html

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    1. re: meatnveg

      Hmmm...maybe. They look very similiar, but those look a little too textured. The ones I'm talking about are perfectly smooth (except for the ripples). Have you ever had these? It sounds like I should try frying them.