Homemade Barbecue Potato Chips

Homemade Barbecue Potato Chips

I suppose the best way to convey the addiction factor of Homemade Barbecue Potato Chips is to point you to the greasy residue on my camera. Dang it, Kelly.

I actually had to place a physical barrier between myself and the giant bowl of hot, crispy chips. In this case, the barrier was a tightly-sealed layer of plastic wrap, which I then poked a hole through to have just. one. more.

You can opt for my sweet and tangy barbecue mix, or keep it classic with simple sea salt and cracked black pepper. Regardless of how you season your batch, I can guarantee you won’t be able to stop at a single handful.

Homemade Barbecue Potato Chips

Homemade Barbecue Potato Chips


Homemade Barbecue Potato Chips

Yield: 5 cups

Prep Time: 40 min (includes soaking)

Cook Time: 3 min


1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
2 large baking potatoes, scrubbed
Vegetable oil, for frying


Combine all of the seasonings in a small bowl. Set aside.

Using a mandolin, or a very sharp knife, slice the potatoes to 1/8-inch thick. Place the slices in a bowl of ice water so that they are fully submerged. Soak the potatoes for 30 minutes.

Remove the potatoes from the ice water and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate. Pat them completely dry.

Fill a heavy-bottomed stock pot with 2 inches of oil and heat it over medium-high heat until the oil reaches 375ºF.

Fry the potatoes in batches, flipping them constantly in the oil until they turn golden brown (approximately 3 to 4 minutes). Use a slotted spoon to transfer the potatoes to a paper towel-lined plate. Let them cool for 30 seconds before transferring them to a large bowl. Sprinkle the hot chips with a portion of the seasoning mixture and lightly toss them until they're evenly coated. Repeat the frying and seasoning process with the remaining potatoes.

Store the chips in an airtight container.


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    These look absolutely fantastic – just fried the perfect amount so they are golden brown and I can almost hear the crunch! I think I might make these for my dad next time I visit!

    • Kelly replied: — May 9th, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

      I made them on two separate occasions this weekend – they are that addicting! And I checked out your post from Food Gawker … Prosecco is my drink of choice, so I cannot wait to try your Lemon Thyme Sorbet!

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    Wow I could take a bowl of these right now! I love BBQ chips! I remember one time my mom, sister and I decided Tk make home made chips for sinner and we couldn’t stay out of them!!! Thanks for all the great recipes you post!!! <3

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    Ok, clearly I need to get myself a mandoline. I can absolutely see why these are addictive! oh, and I *love* your last photo with the sliced potatoes on top of each other! :)

    • Kelly replied: — May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

      My mandoline has slowly become my go-to tool over the past few years. I was always weary of it, but talk about efficiency! I would highly recommend getting one, and you can find them for relatively cheap online.

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    Novella says

    Have you ever thought of adding a bit of cayenne for a little heat? These sound amazing by the way!

    • Kelly replied: — February 10th, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

      That would be a fantastic addition!

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    These were really good. Made them tonight. But, I think next time I won’t soak them in water first. I usually don’t soak the potatoes when I make plain ones. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe.

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    These are absolutely delicious! Oddly enough my freaks of nature children (I jest they are wonderful boys but I do sometimes wonder especially at times like this or like when my 18 year old announced recently that he does NOT like any ice cream) do not like homemade potato chips but they love the spice mix on these. Weird! I know!! ha ha!!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • Kelly Senyei replied: — March 26th, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

      Peggy – this is one of the greatest comments I’ve ever gotten on Just a Taste :) Thank you so much for the mid-day chuckle and I’m so thrilled you’re enjoying the recipe!

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    Oh my word! I can’t wait to try these. I go to a local bbq restaurant and we eat a basketful before the dinner arrives (and wonder why i have leftovers…) What is great is I have all the ingredients for this weekend!

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    Holy moly! I have never thought to try making my own BBQ chips at home. I’ve made some with garlic and jalapeno but never BBQ which is weird since I love BBQ chips. I must try these! Who knew they were so easy :)


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