Crispy Rice Paper Chips are an easy snack to make. Rice paper sheets are fried in oil and cook almost instantly. The result is a light and airy chip!
Fried Rice Paper Chips require just 2 ingredients, Rice Paper sheets and Oil. Season the chips with salt or your favorite spices for more flavor. Eat them like chips for a snack or top the fried rice paper with leftover Salmon Salad.
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What is Rice Paper?
Rice paper is a dried sheet made up of Rice flour and Tapioca. This type of Rice paper sheet is commonly rehydrated in water to make Rice Paper Rolls.
Most Rice Paper is gluten-free, just make sure the brand you are using shows it’s gluten-free.
How to Make Rice Paper Chips
You’ll need a small heavy-bottomed pan or cast iron skillet to fry the rice paper chips. I used my cast iron skillet since it heats evenly.
Add a neutral frying oil to the pan, I used vegetable oil, but canola or avocado oil works well. You need just enough oil to cover the entire bottom of the pan. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350° F.
Use clean kitchen shears to cut wedges or squares of the rice paper sheet, this is much easier than breaking them. After the rice paper is fried, you can easily break it into smaller pieces as well.
Carefully place a piece of rice paper into the hot oil. It will cook almost immediately.
Once it has expanded, carefully remove it from the oil using tongs, a slotted spoon, or chopsticks. Place the rice paper crisps on paper towels to drain any excess oil.
Continue frying the rice paper sheets, making sure to not overcrowd the pan. Season the rice paper chips with salt or your favorite seasoning.
How to Serve and Store
Rice paper chips are best eaten right after frying. If you need to make them ahead of time, I would suggest no more than an hour of leaving them on the counter. Otherwise, they may start to get stale.
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Rice Paper Chips
- Add oil to a cast iron or heavy-bottomed pan. Turn heat to medium and allow oil to reach 350° F.
- Use kitchen scissors to cut rice paper into smaller pieces. You can do triangles or squares.
- Carefully place 1-2 pieces of rice paper into the hot oil. They will immediately puff up and use tongs to remove the fried rice paper and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
- Season the rice paper chips with salt or your favorite seasoning. Continue frying the remaining rice paper pieces.
Nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and depends on ingredients and amounts used. Thai Caliente makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.