Easy Homemade Potato Chips

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homemade potato chips recipe
Erin McDowell

Raise your hand if you love potato chips. Everyone? Great. Now, raise your hand if you’ve ever made them at home. No one? Well, that’s about to change. We’ve created a recipe for easy, quick homemade potato chips--no special frying equipment required. We cut potatoes into thin slices, then coat them with olive oil, salt and a dash of Old Bay seasoning. Then we cook them in the broiler until they’re crispy and golden. Make a few batches to serve at your next barbecue, pack in your lunch or snack on at the beach.


4 russet potatoes, washed and dried

¼ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon coarse salt, or more to taste

1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning (optional)


1. Preheat the broiler on its low setting. (Note: If your broiler isn’t adjustable or is particularly intense, just preheat the oven to 475°F.) Place a roasting rack on a baking sheet.

2. Using a mandoline or a sharp knife, slice the potatoes very thinly--about ⅛-inch thick. In a large bowl, toss the potato slices with the olive oil, salt and Old Bay seasoning, if using.

3. Arrange the potatoes on the roasting rack (you may have to do a few batches, as the slices should be spread out so they can get crispy). Cook the potatoes until they’re crisp and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Repeat with the remaining potatoes. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutrition Facts
  • 312 calories

  • 14g fat

  • 44g carbs

  • 5g protein

  • 2g sugars

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