Homemade Potato Chips with Garlic & Herb Salts


After Christmas we had an exorbitant amount of potatoes left. I think six pounds. What was I going to do with all those potatoes?!

During a temporary moment of insanity I decided it would be a good idea to use the potatoes to make homemade potato chips. About four pounds into slicing the chips I realized that four pounds of potatoes makes a LOT of potato chips. Especially when you’re fry was so I stopped slicing. Now I had four pounds of very thinly sliced potatoes.

What else would be a logical conclusion than to follow through with frying up ALL the thinly sliced potatoes into chips?

Surely this could not be as crazy as it seemed.

Surely not.

To make things a bit more interesting….

Or crazy (you can decide)…

I came up with four different toppings for each of my four pounds of thinly sliced potatoes.

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Garlic salt.


Rosemary salt.


Thyme salt.


Sage salt.


Scrub, dry, and slice the potatoes on a mandolin.


This seems more ridiculous when I see the pictures.

At the time it seemed quite sane.

I spread the sliced potatoes out over paper towels to let them dry a bit. I used another paper towel to pat them dry on top.

This picture below is just 1 pound of sliced potatoes.


I fried the potatoes in very small batches in Canola oil heated to 350°F.


After just 2-3 minutes the chips will be golden brown and ready to move to a paper towel to drain.

Time to add a bit of salt!

Pay no attention to the dirt under my thumbnail.


No no no… you must have misunderstood.

I said DON’T look at my thumbnail.

I should have never mentioned it. Then you wouldn’t have seen it. Funny how that works… both for kids and adults apparently. One of the best ways to keep my little girls from doing something I don’t want them to is to not mention it in the first place.

“Don’t put your finger in the peanut butter”… lick.

“Don’t press that power button”… click.

“Don’t knock over your sister’s block tower”… wham.

Now, listen carefully.

Do NOT make potato chips for your Super Bowl party.

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Do NOT print this recipe.

Do NOT make homemade potato chips.

love, jenna

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