*Peanut oil is great for deep frying due to its high smoking point and neutral flavor. It is important to note that many people have peanut allergies. Make sure you tell your guests if you’ve used peanut oil.
If allergies are a concern, use vegetable oil.
**Dry potato slices are key for safe frying and crisp chips. Water and oil don't get along, and wet slices will be prone to splattering. Don't skip this step!