04994295 is referenced by 71 patents and cites 19 patents.

The invention comprises a dough preform which when fried, produces a snack chip product having a predetermined level of surface bubbling. The dough preform has outer dough portions having substantially less moisture than inner dough portion. The dough preform is made by a process that includes sheeting a dough having from about 30% to about 55% moisture, removing a portion of the moisture from the dough sheet, at a greater rate from the outer dough portions than from the inner dough portion and then frying the partially dried dough prior to any significant equilibration of moisture between the outer and inner dough portions. The moisture can be removed from the dough sheet or preform by heat, air movement or a combination of the two.

Title
Controlled surface bubbling fabricated snack products
Application Number
144880
Publication Number
4994295
Application Date
August 4, 1989
Publication Date
February 19, 1991
Inventor
Miles J Willard
299 N. Lloyd Cir., Idaho Falls, 83402
ID, US
Veldon M Hix
299 N. Lloyd Cir., Idaho Falls
ID, US
David Holm
299 N. Lloyd Cir., Idaho Falls
ID, US
Agent
Hopkins French Crockett Springer & Hoopes
Assignee
Miles J Willard
ID, US
IPC
A21D 10/00
A23B 4/03
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