Spicy Ribbon Potato Chips

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 15 min./batch


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
You won't settle for store-bought chips again after munching these crispy deep-fried snacks. Seasoned with chili powder and cayenne pepper, the zippy paper-thin chips are surefire crowd-pleasers. -Sue Murphy, Greenwood, Michigan


  • 4 medium unpeeled baking potatoes
  • 4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 4 cups ice water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  1. Using a vegetable peeler or metal cheese slicer, cut potatoes lengthwise into very thin strips. Place in a large bowl; add 3 teaspoons salt and ice water. Soak for 30 minutes. Drain potatoes; place on paper towels and pat dry.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, garlic salt, cayenne and remaining salt; set aside.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Cook potatoes in oil in batches for 3-4 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Immediately sprinkle with seasoning mixture. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 184 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1423mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.