Homemade Potato Chips are crispy chips made with russet potatoes, seasoned with a little salt, and baked in the oven for a healthier potato chip. Try my Baked Parmesan Rosemary Shoestring Fries for another delicious way to eat potatoes.
Homemade Potato Chips
There is no reason to go out and buy a bag of potato chips when you can make your own! They are easy to make with only three ingredients. Plus, they are baked, which makes them a much healthier option than the greasy, processed potato chips.
Potato Chips Ingredients
Potatoes: I used russet potatoes in this recipe because they are full of starch, which helps give the chips the crunch. But, you could also use Yukon Gold or red potatoes. Potatoes are a great source of Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Did you know that the potato was the first vegetable to be grown in space? Lucky for us, we don’t have to go to space to get potatoes for these homemade potato chips!
How to Make Homemade Potato Chips
It’s simple to make these homemade potato chips and there are only three ingredients! First, be sure to rinse and scrub the potatoes. I opted to NOT peel my potatoes, but you certainly can if you prefer.
Next, use a mandoline slicer to cut the potatoes into thin, even slices. (If you use a knife, the slices may not be as thin, which may increase the baking time.) Then, put the slices into a large bowl, cover with ice water, and let the potatoes soak for about 30 minutes. The ice water bath draws out the starch of the potatoes and gives them a crispier texture.
After the potatoes have soaked for 30 minutes, drain the water and pat the potatoes dry. Add the oil and salt to the bowl of potatoes. Toss to coat and place the potatoes onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 450°F for 30-35 minutes. Eat them plain, or dip them into your favorite sauce.
Air Fryer Potato Chips
If you have an air fryer, you could also make these potato chips in that. Follow the same instructions up to #8, baking them in the oven. Instead, you will be air frying them in batches. Place the sliced potatoes into the basket of an air fryer (trying not to overlap the potatoes too much). Air fry at 360°F for about 20 minutes, flipping them every five minutes.
While I did like the texture and flavor of these made in an Air Fryer, the process was time-consuming. For a few servings of potato chips, you make about 4-5 batches which takes well over an hour. I found that making them in the oven was more time-efficient.
Homemade Potato Chips
- 4 medium russet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Rinse and scrub the potatoes under cold water.
- Use a mandoline to cut potatoes into thin, even slices.
- Transfer the potato slices to a large bowl, cover with ice water, and let the potatoes soak for about 30 minutes.
- While the potatoes are soaking, preheat the oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- When ready, drain the water and pat the potatoes dry.
- Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the bowl and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle with kosher salt.
- Place the potatoes in a single layer on the lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
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