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Make your Own Potato Chips

Printable recipe – Make Your Own Potato Chips.

We all love snack foods but they are just full of chemicals most of the time.  My favorite is potato chips.  There are many recipes out there for home made potato chips but many of them fail when I try to duplicate them.  This one comes out almost perfectly.  One of the best things about them is there in addition to the fact that there are chemicals or additives,they are also much less expensive than store bought chips.

Make your own potato chipsI finally discovered it was not the recipe but the slices themselves.  They need to be very thin and cutting them by hand doesn’t work too well. One just cannot make good home made potato chips without a mandolin slicer.  You can get one for about $20 and it is worth every penny since you can use it for many other veggie slicing tasks too.  (affiliate link)  You will pay for the cost of your slicer in no time by making your own potato chips instead of buying them.

Try the recipe with zucchini slices and sweet potatoes too.  All work well.

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Make your Own Potato chips

Make your Own Potato chips


  • 3 Large potatoes - I like to use Russets for white potatoes. Sweet potatoes also work too.
  • 1 liter peanut oil
  • Sea salt or Kosher salt


  1. Slice the potatoes into very, very thin rounds with a mandolin slicer. The slices work best if they are about 1.3 mm. Put the slices into a large bowl and rinse well with cold water and then drain. This helps to remove some of the starch and they will fry better.
  2. To keep the slices from browning, either leave them in the water until you are ready to fry, or place them in a clean tea towel and roll it up while you fry the batches.
  3. Heat a pot of peanut oil to 350F (180C), and fry the dried chips in small batches. Do not overfill the pot. If you do, the chips with stick together and end up soggy. We want perfectly crispy potato chips when we are done.
  4. Be careful not to overfill the pot, or your chips will stick together and have soggy spots. They only take a minute or two to fry until they are light golden brown. You will know when they are ready to come out when the bubbling oil calms down a little.
  5. Remove the chips with a slotted spoon, and place on a wire rack with a paper towel under it to drain.
  6. Put the potato chips into a large bowl and sprinkle with Mediterranean sea salt or Kosher salt. Serve immediately. They will keep for a day or two but are best served right after you make them.



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Jean Fauver

Thursday 6th of January 2022

What type of mandolin do you use? I do not have one, and am trying to find something that will slice Potato thin enough.

Carol Speake

Sunday 9th of January 2022

Any good quality mandolin will work. I use one that belonged to my mother.

abigail Carleson

Friday 3rd of December 2021

im so excited to try you recipe

Brenda I

Wednesday 11th of July 2018

Tried this potato chip recipe this evening with my famous sloppy joes and they were AMAZING!!! Not only was it an easy to follow recipe, but fewer ingredients made it a breeze to make. Loved them to the very last one!

abigail Carleson

Friday 3rd of December 2021

@Brenda I, were they easy to make


Wednesday 11th of July 2018

Glad to know you enjoyed them Brenda! Carol

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