Homestyle Potato Chips


Homemade potato chips are fun and easy. Guaranteed they won't last long! A food processor with a slicing attachment is very helpful for slicing the potatoes. Experiment with the thickness; you may like them thicker or thinner. I like to use olive oil for frying, but you can use safflower, corn, or peanut oil as well as vegetable oil.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced paper-thin

  • 3 tablespoons salt, plus more to taste

  • 1 quart oil for deep frying


  1. Transfer potato slices to a large bowl of cold water as you slice them.

  2. Drain slices and rinse under cold water. Refill the bowl with water, add 3 tablespoons salt, and put slices back in the bowl. Let potatoes soak in the salty water for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Drain and rinse slices again. Pat dry.

  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

  5. Working in small batches, fry potato slices until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Continue until all of the slices are fried.

  6. Season potato chips with additional salt if desired.

    Homestyle Potato Chips
    Niharika Tyagi

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
11g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 2623mg 114%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 21mg 105%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 449mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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