Homemade Potato Chips

Homemade Potato Chips are fabulous. They will change your life. Try them & you will never look at a bag of store bought chips the same again. Seriously! Ingredients:
Idaho or Russet Potatoes
Grease for Frying (Vegetable, Canola, or Peanut)
Salt & Pepper

Preheat your fryer to 350 degrees. Thinly slice Potatoes. I sliced them 1/8 of an inch thick. A mandolin makes this quick & easy, but a knife works just fine too. 1/8 of an inch is a little thicker than some people make them. You can certainly slice them thinner if you'd like.
Stack all the potatoes on a plate or sheet pan.
Make lots- they will go quickly!
When the oil has reached 350 degrees, fry the chips adding a few at a time. Be careful not to over fill the pan. Fry them for 3-4 minutes, turning them often.
Place the cooked chips on layers of paper towels to absorb the excess grease. Season the chips immediately after coming out of the fryer!
These go perfectly with burgers, sandwiches or hot dogs! Really, don't potato chips go well with just about anything??


  1. These do look delicious! I had a terrible accident with a mandolin slicer a few years ago...so I'm a bit hesitant with them now. However, your pictures tempt me! I'm glad I found your blog!

  2. YUM! Those potato chips look soooo good. I agree, potato chips go good with everything! :)

  3. I just made homemade potato chips and half of them stayed soggy in the middle...maybe I didn't fry them long enough? The ones that came out sure were good though!

  4. Karen- I'm sorry the chips didn't work out so well for you! The only suggestions I would make is to make sure you cut your chips uniformly so they cook evenly & make sure you don't fry too many of them at a time. Also, as I wrote in the recipe, I like my chips a little thicker. If you like really crispy chips, try slicing them thinner than 1/8". They will also cook faster!