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Homemade Potato Chip Recipe

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This easy potato chip recipe only needs potatoes, oil and salt to create the perfect snack! 

a basket of homemade potato chips

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.

You will love potato chips especially with a sandwich. The go really well with Easy Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs or Cheesy Biscuit Meatball Sliders for either lunch or dinner. 


Homemade Potato Chips Recipe

potato on a cutting board with a mandolin

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.  

raw potato slices sliced by a mandolin

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.

Homemade Potato Chips in a basket

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. 

sandwich and potato chips on a plate

Add some Chip Dip

homemade chip dip with bacon on top

Homemade Potato Chip Dip Recipe or Dill Pickle Dip Recipe are both great with your homemade chips!


Homemade Potato Chip Recipe

Homemade Potato Chip Recipe


  • Russet potatoes
  • Coconut Oil
  • Salt


  1. Put about a cup of coconut oil in a large, deep pot. Heat on high heat until the oil is hot. You may need to adjust the heat as you coo to keep the oil hot.
  2. Thinly slice the potato. A mandolin works well for this. Just make sure to use the hand guard for safety.
  3. Carefully place slices of potato in a single layer in the oil in the pot using a slotted spoon. Cook for about 2-4 minutes, turning the potatoes over halfway.
  4. Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon to a paper towel covered plate. Immediately season with salt. Allow to cool before eating.

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  • Jana
    February 8, 2016

    I have a mandolin slicer and I never use it. These look so easy! Thanks for stoping by our linky last week!

    • Camille
      February 10, 2016

      Get that mandolin OUT!! It’s such a time saver!

  • Sarah
    February 4, 2016

    I just got a vegetti and was looking for a recipe to make sweet potato chips so this is perfect timing!

  • Michelle
    February 2, 2016

    Yum! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Morgan
    February 2, 2016

    I always thought you needed a ton of oil to make your own chips, so this is very interesting and exciting to hear!

  • Jessy
    February 1, 2016

    I’ve never made my own potato chips but these look awesome- cannot wait to try them- pinning!