Za'atar, a Middle Eastern spice mixture most often made with sumac (a tart spice), sesame seeds, thyme, and oregano, gets a new starring role as a flavor for homemade potato chips. Best of all, it's incredibly easy: just sprinkle store-bought za-atar on the freshly fried chips and you're all set.
Note: It's important that the chips are seasoned and flavored as soon as they come out of the oil while they're still hot and glistening.
- Extra-Crunchy Potato Chips (see note)
- Kosher salt
- 1/4 cup store-bought za'atar spice blend (available at specialty food stores and Amazon)
While chips are still hot and fresh from the oil, and working in batches if necessary, set in a large paper-towel-lined bowl and season with salt and sprinkle za'atar all over. Using clean hands, toss to coat chips evenly, then transfer to a serving bowl. Cooled chips can be stored in a zipper-lock bag or airtight container for up to 2 days.