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12-15-2010, 08:48 PM
OK - I am stumped.
I am trying to perfect the corn chip. I have been trying for a long time. I thought I finally had it. It was the krazy cracker lady's corn chip. The raw "dough" was so good I could have eaten it ALL. So I was so excited. And the chips turned out like all the others. Bitter and not tasty. Anyone find the perfect chip... DO you add agave to it to counter the bitterness. The corn was so sweet in the dough. I have already learned not to use cheap frozen corn.
I need this to get to the next level. I've got to have a krispy salty snack.
12-15-2010, 09:14 PM
I feel your pain, lol. I too have had similar experiences. Sometimes I even like them partially dehydrated, but it seems there is a line you cross and something goes way wrong! I believe more salt/spices might help, but haven't had the time to experiment lately. Hope you get replies with good recommendations.
I have tried fresh corn, organic frozen (the good stuff), frozen (the OK stuff) all had results not to my liking. I've also purchased chips and the only ones even close to what I'm looking for came from Pure Market Express.
12-15-2010, 09:24 PM
Hmmm. I've not had your experience. Mine have always come out sweet and chewy. Now, gotta 'member what I've done so I can help you here. :o
12-15-2010, 09:43 PM
Have you tried Matthew Kenney's recipe for Golden Tortilla Chips? It is all about the spices for me.
Alissa and Matthew both say to use frozen corn. If it is fresh, cut it off the cob, freeze it, and thaw it before making corn chips.
12-15-2010, 09:48 PM
Here is the post with the recipe for Golden Corn Tortilla Chips. http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/blog.php?b=12517 Not sure if it is the type of corn chip you are looking for.
12-16-2010, 08:22 AM
RK - those look very similar to the ones I made. Red onion, cumin, flax and like I said the raw stuff was fabulous but they got bitter. I put some soaked sunflower seeds in mine. They are in most of the recipes I've tried. I wonder if that's it. I will try them again using Mathew Kenney's recipe and see how they taste.
Thanks for the comments all. I'll keep you posted because I am not giving up.
12-16-2010, 09:06 AM
Sometimes the onion can make it bitter. Instead of using red onion, I try and use sweet instead.
And frozen corn is very key, as well as a good amount of spices.
I like to use whole cumin seed, which really gives it a great flavor.
12-16-2010, 04:12 PM
I've been looking for a great corn chip as well. I like crunchy, not chewy, and have trouble getting any cracker that has ground flax in it to be crunchy. I'll give these a try tho and see how they are.
12-16-2010, 04:36 PM
I never tried this, but just wondering if adding bananas would counteract the bitterness and add a buttery taste to it??? Probably something I would do next time I make corn chips to see how that would taste. May add that crispy touch to it as well. Or just look on the back of the corn chip bag at the store and see what you're missing/ That's what I did to make my raw ketchup, it helped alot to see what ingredients I was missing.
12-16-2010, 04:45 PM
The key to crisp is spreading & spreading. I use a firm 6" spatula and trowel it down very thin. Dehydrate at 115. Score and flip onto mesh screen after 4-8 hours, or whenever it is ready to peel of the paraflexx screen. Contine dehydrating for 36-48 hours.
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