Homemade Potato Chips

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + soaking Cook: 5 min./batch


8-1/2 cups

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Forget buying a bag of potato chips at the grocery store when you can make these at home. This quick and easy recipe will delight everyone in the family. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 7 unpeeled medium potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 quarts ice water
  • 5 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  1. Using a vegetable peeler or metal cheese slicer, cut potatoes into very thin slices. Place in a large bowl; add ice water and salt. Soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes; place on paper towels and pat dry. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, celery salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. In a cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat 1-1/2 in. oil to 375°. Fry potatoes in batches until golden brown, 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Immediately sprinkle with seasoning mixture. Store in an airtight container.

Homemade Potato Chips Tips

What potatoes are the best for making chips?

Fresh, firm, and non-sprouted russet potatoes are the best for making chips. Soaking the sliced potato in ice water will remove a lot of the starch content, which results in a delicious crispy chip. Just remember to pat them dry thoroughly before frying.

How do you keep homemade potato chips crispy?

To keep homemade potato chips crispy, remove their excess oil by placing them on clean paper towels after they're done frying. Then, store your chips in an air-tight container to prevent moisture exposure. Top these creative recipes with your crispy potato chips!

Are homemade potato chips healthier than store-bought?

Yes, these homemade potato chips are healthier than store-bought! This recipe uses potatoes, oil and seasonings, so they’re not packed with preservatives you’d find in bagged chips. Homemade chips tend to be lower in fat and sodium, as you can control how little or how much salt is used according to your preferred taste. Our baked chips and air-fryer potato chips are healthy, too!

How do I slice potatoes to make my chips more uniform?

To slice uniform chips, use a mandolin to slice the potato. It not only cuts down on time, but using a slicer creates consistent slice sizes which ensures that your chips will cook evenly.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 176 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 703mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.