Crispy Baked Potato Chips - Healthy Homemade Potato Chips!
These homemade crispy baked potato chips are a deliciously easy and nutritious snack option! And, SO much cleaner than store-bought varieties. No deep-frying, no sneaky preservatives, and no inflammatory vegetable oils.
With homemade baked potato chips, YOU get to choose your cooking oil, and your seasonings! But, if your homemade chips never seem to get the same crispy crunch that you crave, this is the recipe for you...
Learn how to make extra crispy baked potato chips at home, with just a potato, cooking spray, and seasonings! Just 3 ingredients and an oven? Healthy snacks don’t get much easier (or tastier) than this!
How to Make Extra Crispy Baked Potato Chips at Home
Alright, if you’re skeptical about these crispy baked potato chips, I don’t blame you. If I hadn’t eaten them all, I would be, too! I’ve always thought that store-bought potato chips will forever reign supreme because they’re fried or kettle cooked.
But, after plenty of rounds experimenting, I’ve found a few secrets to making TRULY crispy baked potato chips:
Cut your potato into ultra-thin slices.
Ideally, you want slices around ⅛-inch thick so they’ll shrink up in the oven and you’ll have extra crispy baked potato chips. But, if you don’t have a mandolin, that’s alright! Just do your best to carefully slice your potato as thin as you can manage.
Pat slices dry to remove excess moisture.
Ever slice into a potato and notice that the white flesh inside is a bit wet? Well, that’s just because potatoes naturally retain some moisture. Which, if you’re making mashed potatoes, can be great!
But, for crispy baked potato chips, that moisture can be your downfall. If your potato slices are wet or moist going into the oven, it’ll take them longer to crisp up. And, more than likely, they’ll end up burning in the oven before they get to that perfect crispness.
Instead, simply arrange your potato slices on dry paper towels and pat both sides dry! This will soak up that excess moisture so your chips can get right to crisping once they’re in the oven.
Bake on a wire rack.
If you’re a fan of making baked potato chips, veggie chips, or homemade baked fries, I highly recommend getting a wire baking rack! Seriously, it’s the key to genuinely crispy baked potato chips, or crispy chips and fries of any kind.
Since a wire rack has holes in it, the heat in the oven can better circulate all the way around your potato slices. And, that heat circulation means the tops AND bottoms of the slices can crisp up. So, no soggy bottoms on your chips where they were touching the pan!
Or, if you don’t have a wire rack, you could always try flipping your potato slices halfway through the baking process. BUT, this can be risky with a hot pan fresh out of the oven, so be extremely careful.
Really, just trying any one of these tricks can help you achieve more satisfying, crispy baked potato chips. But, if you can manage to employ all three of these strategies, I know you’ll be happy with the result… Give this recipe a whirl and enjoy healthier, CRISPY baked potato chips that you can feel good about!Print