This easy potato chip recipe only needs potatoes, oil and salt to create the perfect snack!
My kids love to ask where food comes from. Steak is from a cow. Chicken is a … chicken. That one confuses them. The other day they wanted to know where potato chips came from. I told them in passing that we could actually make our own potato chips and they wouldn’t let that go. So we made homemade potato chips.
Homemade Potato Chips Recipe
Choose Your Potatoes
Making potato chips is pretty simple. You just slice the potatoes and fry them up. There are probably differences in the chips based on the potatoes you use to make them. These are just basic baking potatoes from the grocery store.
Slice the Potatoes Very Thin
In order to get crispy chips, you will want to slice the potatoes up as thinly as possible. The best tool for that is a mandolin. The mandolin slices very thinly. But you can also use a sharp knife and slice the potatoes super thin. We did not dry them off with a paper towel or do anything fancy after slicing up the potato. You can get straight to frying
Fry in Oil
Once the potato is sliced, fry it up in oil. You will need about an inch of frying oil in a deep pot. Coconut oil is our favorite oil for frying foods. It really crisps food up well. You can use any oil that is rated for high temps.
There’s no need to deep fry the chips. Just make sure the oil is nice hot. You will also want to flip them over half way through cooking to make sure both sides get crisped.
Add Salt and Enjoy!
Once they are nice and crispy, remove from the oil and place on a paper towel lined plate and add salt.
That basket is one potato’s worth of chips. If you like them a little more cooked go ahead and let them get nicely browned in the oil.
Add some Chip Dip