Za'atar Potato Chips Recipe

Za'atar Potato Chips
A Middle Eastern spice mix finds its way to potato-chip-flavor stardom. Vicky Wasik

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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Makes: 1 large bowl potato chips

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  1. 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.

Special equipment

mandoline slicer

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