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Apr 12, 2013 08:54 AM

How could I replicate the Lays sriracha potato chip?

Lays came out with a sriracha chip and my sister has been going crazy looking for them. I know the reviews for this chip are pretty meh but she is obsessed. She cleared out the last store she found it in but hasn't been able to find it again. So im going to see if I can make it. The contestant who submitted the idea says that its only made with salt and sriracha sauce. I doubt Lays just dips it in sriracha sauce. and I've heard it compared to a BBQ chip so im assuming the process might be similar.
How would I go about reproducing this chip?

Im thinking I should dehydrate some sriracha sauce by placing some thinly spread sriracha sauce on a Silplat and placing it int he oven at the lowest possible temperature. After cooling, pound it into a powder in a mortar and pestle. Fry the potato slices as usual and then sprinkle with the dehydrated sriracha and salt. Of course this is just speculation. Do you have any better ideas? Its even harder for me that I have no idea how it tastes.

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  1. I think I would try mixing some sriracha with a bit of vegetable oil and then using one of those oil misters to spray it on the chips after they come out of the frying process. You would have to play with the oil/sriracha ratios to see what works best and the mister would probably clog up eventually, but that's my two cent solution.

    Also, sriracha already has a bit of salt in it, so I don't know if you would need to add more.

    1. There's a distinct dairy flavor to the chip and the ingredients list sour cream. I have no idea how to replicate that flavor. And I wouldn't call those chips a "meh." I'd call them a fine idea gone horribly, horribly wrong.

      1. What would happen if sliced potato were soaked in water spiked with sriracha?
        A sort-of "infused chip" idea.