Introduction: 3D Spicy Hallo Chips
From spooky image to tasty snack. Halloween is a great time for creativity. Costumes, treats, props, and much more. Being the foodie I am, there was no question that I'd be making a food-themed Halloween snack. Spicy Hallo Chips are spicy fried or baked snack shaped like a carved Halloween pumpkin.
- Pepper Sause
- 3D Printer
- Potato Pealer
- Sauce Brush
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Step 1: Converting Image
Start with the image you would like the chip to be in. For it to be imported into TinkerCad, it needs to be an SVG file format. The easiest way to convert JPED or PNG files is by using a free online converter such as https://image.online-convert.com/convert-to-svg
Simply select the file to be uploaded and then click convert. Once converted your SVG file will automatically be downloaded. It's important that the image used is simple. Complex images and 3D pictures or drawings may not convert into Tinkercad correctly.
Step 2: Import to Tinkercad
With the SVG file saved, it needs to be imported into Tinkercad. Select the import feature at the top right-hand section of the option selection area. Select choose file from the pop-up box and select the SVG file from your storage. Once the file is selected, import it into your work plane, the dimensions may need to be adjusted before the file is imported and you'll receive a prompt to adjust it if needed.
Step 3: Printing Part
Once you are satisfied with the model, its time to print. As the part will be coming in contact with food, you would need to use a Plant-Based Eco Resin such as the ones offered by Anycubic which are much safer for use in food preparation.
Once the part has been printed, its time to clean up the supports and wash the part in 99% isopropyl alcohol. Allow 48-72 hours for the part to dry and cure and you'll be ready for cooking.
Step 4: Preparing Potato
Peel the potatoes using a potato peeler to remove the skin and cut thin slices between 3-5 millimeters. Once the model can fit over the slice of potato its usable and can be carved into a scary bite-size snack.
Step 5: Carving Shape
With the potato at room tempreture use a knife with a sharp-pointed end to cut along the potato around the edges of the inner and outer features of the model, being careful not to be cutting the model while doing this. Make a second pass over the cuts made from end to end to ensure a clean cut.
Step 6: Removing the Shape
Once all the outlines have been cut into the strip of potato, push outward from the cutting face to force out the unwanted parts and remove the shape from the surrounding excess potato.
Step 7: Washing
Use tap water to rinse the potato after cutting. Wash the excess potato and cut them into strips to be used as well.
Step 8: Adding Spice
Coat each piece on both sides in your preferred blend of chilli spice. Once all coated, allow them to sit for 5 minutes.
Step 9: Fry/Bake
Fry for 7-10 minutes on medium heat or bake for 15 minutes at 350F or until golden brown. Once golden brown, remove from the fire or oven and sprinkle salt on the chips.
Step 10: Enjoy the Scary Spice
The snack's now ready to scare some taste buds. Serve with your side of hot sauce, ketchup, mayo, or mustard and enjoy.
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