I think they come out nice and crispy, but they aren't paper-thin, so they're not AS crisp as store-bought (and they probably use other things to make them that way, I guess, too). The water bath removes the starch, though, which is the reason they otherwise won't get crisp. When you destarch them that way, it makes them a lot more crispy like store-bought. I thought they were really good when I made them, and a nice substitute for chips.
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