Why learn how to make homemade potato chips? For one thing, itâ€™s easier than you think. And secondly, you can make a much healthier version that youâ€™ll find at the store!
This homemade potato chip recipe uses coconut oil for frying. Although it doesnâ€™t have as high of a smoking point as other common frying oils, you can still safely get it hot enough to fry yourself some delicious potato chips.
I used expeller-pressed coconut oil for this recipe because Iâ€™m not a fan of coconut-flavored potato chips! You can use extra virgin coconut oil if youâ€™d like. (You can read more about why I use refined coconut oil here.)
Why learn how to make homemade potato chips? For one thing, it’s easier than you think. And secondly, you can make a much healthier version that you’ll find at the store!
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Wash potatoes to remove dirt. Peel if desired (since I was using organic potatoes, I didn’t worry about peeling mine).
Rinse your potato slices in cold water. (Tip: You can skip steps 3-5 if you’re short on time, but your chips might not fry as crisply.)
Soak the slices in cold (preferably filtered) water for 30 minutes. (You can also do this prep in the morning and leave them to soak in the refrigerator for up to about 8 hours.)
Drain your potato slices. Lay them out on a kitchen towel (or paper towels) to dry. You can pat them down to help them dry faster.
Fry in small batches, just enough to make a single layer of potato slices in your cooking pan. Cook for about 1-2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
Use a slotted spoon or spatula to remove your chips from the coconut oil. Drain your homemade potato chips on a layer of paper towels, or use a wire cooling rack placed over a baking dish.
Repeat until you’ve cooked all your potato slices.
How to Make Homemade Potato Chips with Coconut Oil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Vitamin C 24.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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