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these homemade baked potato chips are crisp as well as delicious.
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potato chips recipe with step by step photos – healthy, tasty and crisp oven baked potato chips or potato wafers.

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potato chips is a favorite with many folks. we also like fried potato chips, but at times one just want to snack on healthy and less oily stuff. i usually make potato chips at home both fried as well as baked. not that we don’t buy ready-made chips from the market. i do buy that on occasions.

this recipe is a healthy alternative for the fried potato chips. some prep work is required. so make these once you are free from all your chores. i also make sun dried potato chips in a similar way. just that oil is not added to them and they are dried in the sun or shade instead of baked.

suggestion for making potato chips

  • if you want you can season these crisp potato wafers with your favorite herbs and spices. we prefer the classic plain salted potato chips.
  • you can make these potato chips for navratri fasting also but use rock salt (sendha namak) instead of regular salt.
  • frying potato chips – you can even fry the potato chips instead of baking them. while deep frying just make sure that there is no moisture in the potato chips slices after blanching. so wipe and dry them with a clean kitchen towel or paper napkins. while frying oil should be sufficiently hot so that the potato chips do not soak much oil and stay crisp.
  • slice the potato thinly as thin potato slices make the best potato chips.
  • these potato chips can also be air fried.

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potato chips

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes
Course:snacks
Cuisine:world
Servings (change the number to scale):1 medium jar
5 from 2 votes
potato chips recipe, potato wafers recipe
these homemade baked potato chips are crisp as well as delicious.

INGREDIENTS FOR potato chips

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

ingredients for potato chips

  • 3 large potatoes or 550 grams potatoes
  • 3 cups water + 1 teaspoon salt for immersing potatoes
  • 6 to 7 cups water + 1 teaspoon salt for boiling

materials needed for making potato chips

  • 2 large bowls
  • 1 mandoline slicer
  • 1 large baking tray
  • colander or strainer

HOW TO MAKE potato chips

blanching potatoes to make potato chips

  • in a bowl take 3 cups water + 1 tsp salt. stir so that the salt dissolves.
  • now peel and slice potatoes using a mandoline or a slicer directly in the bowl containing water.
  • slice all the potatoes and immerse them in the water.
  • then in a pot or pan, on a high flame bring to a rolling boil 6 to 7 cups water + 1 tsp salt.
  • drain the potatoes from the bowl and add them to the boiling water.
  • blanch the potatoes for 3 to 4 minutes on the full flame.
  • then switch off the flame, cover the pot and allow the potatoes to be immersed in water for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • the potatoes should look translucent.

preparing potato chips slices

  • drain the potatoes well in a colander or strainer.
  • then add all the slices in a bowl.
  • add 1 tbsp oil and 1/2 tsp salt or add as required. gently mix very well so that the oil coats the potato slices evenly. you can also add 2 tbsp oil.
  • then place them in a lightly oiled baking tray keeping 1/2 cm space in between the slices.

baking potato chips

  • bake potato chips in a preheated oven at 250 degrees celsius for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • do keep a check as oven temperatures vary. i baked potato chips in batches since i have small oven.
  • once they look crisp and are light golden to golden, then remove from the oven.
  • as soon as they are cooled, store potato chips in an air-tigh jar or box. they get cooled within a minute.
  • serve potato chips when required.

RECIPE TIPS

  • instead of baking you can also fry the potato chips.
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preparation to make potato chips

1. in a bowl take 3 cups water + 1 tsp salt. stir so that the salt dissolves.

salt water for baked potato chips recipe

2. rinse the potatoes first. then peel and slice potatoes using a mandoline or a slicer directly in the bowl containing water. i used 3 large potatoes weighing 550 grams. about 20 ounces. you have to use a mandoline or a slicer for slicing the potatoes. the slices have to be thin. don’t slice with knife as thick slices do not become crisp when baked, but still they taste good.

slicing potatoes for potato chips recipe

3. slice all the potatoes and immerse them in the water. they should remain immersed in the salted water.

sliced potatoes for potato wafers recipe

blanching potatoes

4. then in a pot or pan, on a high flame bring to a rolling boil 6 to 7 cups water + 1 tsp salt.

water for making potato chips recipe

5. drain the potatoes from the bowl and add them to the boiling water.

adding potatoes for baked potato chips recipe

6. blanch the potatoes for 3 to 4 minutes on high flame.

blanching potatoes - potato chips recipe

7. then switch off the flame, cover the pot and allow the potatoes to be immersed in water for 3 to 4 minutes.

potatoes - homemade potato chips recipe

8. the potatoes appear translucent after the blanching process is over.

potatoes for homemade potato chips recipe

preparing potato chips slices

9. drain the potatoes well in a colander or strainer.

making baked potato wafers recipe

10. then add all the slices in a bowl.

salt for potato chips recipe

11. add 1 tbsp oil and ½ tsp salt or add as required.

baking - potato chips recipe

12. gently mix very well so that the oil coats the potato slices evenly. you can also add 2 tbsp oil.

baking - potato chips recipe

baking potato chips

13. then place them in a lightly oiled baking tray keeping ½ cm space in between the slices. bake potato chips in a preheated oven at 250 degrees celsius/480 degrees fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes. do keep a check as oven temperatures vary. i baked in batches since i have a small oven. if baking in batches, then no need to brush oil on the baking tray again. high temperatures work best as when i have baked these at lower temperatures, they did not have the light crisp texture in them.

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14. once they look crisp and are light golden to golden, then remove potato chips from the oven. as soon as they are cooled, store the potato wafers in an air-tight jar or box. they get cooled within a minute. you can make them more golden if you want.

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serve these crisp, thin and light baked potato chips when required. you can also sprinkle some salt from above if you feel the chips are less salted.

potato chips recipe, potato wafers recipe


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48 comments/reviews

  1. Hii mam..m big fan of u..I want to meet u personally bcoz u r the person from whom I got interest in cooking..thanx a tonn..whenever u come 2 asr please meet me and I would love to invite u on dinner and make the food which I have learnt from ur recipies..I’ll b very gr8ful to u??

  2. hi dasanna recipe looks interesting but I have a small problem my ovens maximum temperature is 200℃ but u mentioned to preheat oven to 250℃ so am bit confused here pls help me with 200℃ temperature and tell me the time up to what time we need to bake them thanks in advance..

  3. Mam..are u talking about bajaj 3500 TMCSS 35 litres 2000 watt otg?? ?can u plz guide how many litres of otg is enough for a family…??

    • yes it the same one, shuchi. the size of the oven actually depends on how much baking one does. generally indians do not bake much. so even a 18 litre oven is fine for a family of 3 to 4. just that you can bake 1 cake or 1 bread loaf at a time in it. but 1 medium to large sized cake or 1 medium to large sized bread, can easily serve a family of 4. but if you want to do multiple baking at once or you want to bake often or everyday, then go for a large oven. you can even buy a 28 litre oven as an 18 litre is a small one. also the more larger the oven, the more faster it bakes. thats what i was told by the sales person. in fact she actually told me to buy morphy richards, 52 litres oven. she said it was very good and does quick baking. but i found this oven too big for my kitchen, so went for 35 litres oven. just read the reviews on amazon and flipkart before you buy 🙂

  4. Hi mam,how r u?? Happy navratre to u n ur family…mam I m planning to buy an otg.. .plz help me in this regard…n also let me know which otg are u using….it will have great help to me…

    • wishing you to shuchi a happy navratri festival. i recently purchased a bajaj OTG (35 litres) and its a good one. previously i was using philips OTG (18 litre) which belonged to the landlord of the previous house. even that was good.

  5. Hi Dasanna I want to bake them today but I have a small problem my convection oven pre heating highest temperature is 200℃ but u said 250℃ so what to do now pls help me.if I go for 200 ℃ then for how many min I have to bake them

  6. Hi Dassana,

    I made these today!! But they have a little bitter taste. Is there any way we can avoid blanching and put them directly to oven after washing ? Thank you!!
    I am a great fan of you!! 🙂

    • thanks deepa 🙂 i am wondering why the bitter taste. you can avoid the blanching. toss them with salt, spices and oil. mix very well and bake in the oven. the texture will be different if not blanched.

  7. Hi, I just bought a microwave oven and don’t know proper use, your website help me out to get it done. Thank you so much for amazing recipes…..just now m going to make it

  8. Hi,
    I need your help in suggesting a good otg for my family of four .. I fall in love with ur baked items..so i wanted to try all these.. So tel me whivh otg can i buy.post a page separately for ” How to use otg – for beginners ” it will be really useful for us.. What otg are u using to bake these item with details … It ll be really helpful if u reply to all my queries.. Bec of ur recipes i am getting expertise in different cuisines .. Thanks a tonne for ur posts and efforts you put to make us getting things lucidly …p.s i am having combination microwave ( microwave and grill of L.G . i would like to buy good brand of otg to try ur items..
    Thanks
    Vaishnavi

    • welcome vaishnavi. i don’t know which brand is good. i suggest to check with the sales person or read reviews on the web. i have a basic 18 litre philips OTG without convection. this model is no longer available with philips. i will try to add a post on using oven for beginners. thanks for this suggestion.

  9. Hi Dassana,what temperature to set these potatoes in morphy richards otg.my oven temp is highest to250 degree.shall I use the middle or centre wrack for baking these potato chips? can you also show baked version of spring rolls recipe and baked french fries recipe as well.many thanks.

    • welcome rashmi. bake at the same temperature. keep in the center rack. first i will add fried version of spring rolls recipe and then i will add baked version. baked french fries recipe i will try to add.

  10. Dear Dassana I simply love your style of explaining the recipes. I am 81 years old and passionately fond of cooking, and reading cookery books and recipes on the internet, and have become a fan of your style of explaining. I live in delhi, and would love to meet you in case you happen to come down here sometime. …or at least connect with you through emails.
    Love and God bless,
    Simrita

    • thanks simrita ji for your appreciation and kind words. glad to read your positive feedback. i don’t have any plan to travel to delhi in near future. but you can write to me at [email protected]. i am little slow in replying to emails as i get many emails. but i will try to reply as soon as possible. happy cooking.

  11. Excellent alternative for fried version…..
    Is it possible in microwave?

    Your all recipes are yummy, healthy and simple……thanks a lot for sharing.
    I tried all eggless versions of cakes …..they were delicious…..

    • welcome shilpa. thanks for your positive feedback on recipes. yes its possible in convection mode of microwave or even in microwave. but i am not sure how much time it will take in microwave. you will have to keep a check on time.

  12. Hi Dassana
    A warm greetings to u & ur family. I came to US last year without knowing much cooking and saw ur site. It is really amazing. Your step by step pic are too helpful. I have tried many of ur recipes and it came out very good. Thanks a lot for guiding many of us who r new to cooking. I want to try this recipe. What type of potato we need to use because here we get lot of varieties . Thanks in advance.

  13. Very healthy alternatives to the market made, oil oozing chips. The recipe is very detailed. Thanks for sharing this one.

  14. hi, mam the healthy version of potato chips seems very interesting as I’ve totally stopped buying these from outside due to health reasons will try for sure. can you please tell me from where did you buy this slicer.

    • thanks rashmi. i don’t remember now. i got these slicer either from amazon.in or urbandazzle.com. so you can check both. the slicer is very good, but very sharp too. i cut my hands twice while slicing some other veggies. so be careful when using.

    • these chips cannot be done without an oven, if you want a healthy version. however if you want to deep fry them, you can do so easily. you don’t need to blanch them if frying. just soak them in the salted water for some minutes. then rinse them very well to get rid of the starch. drain and then place them on a clean kitchen towel. place another kitchen towel on top to remove all the moisture. they should be dried completely. then just fry them in oil. later you can sprinkle some fine salt or spice powder from top and mix. keep them in an air tight jar.

  15. Hi your recipies are really tasty.. i am nwly married and enjoy cooking after learning from your site… and they have turned out to be yummy…

    I want to learn Molga pudi.. can you help…

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