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Homemade Potato Chips

Prep Time:

40 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes





About the Recipe

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.


  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced paper-thin

  • 3 tablespoons salt, plus more to taste

  • 1 quart oil for deep frying



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

Step 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.

Step 3

Drain and rinse slices again. Pat dry.

Step 4

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

Step 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.

Step 6

Season potato chips with additional salt if desired.

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