The Best Potato Chips You’ll Ever Have

Here’s a bonus best recipe for today for anyone who loves potato chips (and who doesn’t?). Nikole from Herriott Grace has discovered the best recipe for a homemade version—crispy, salty and perfect alongside any sandwich. And how great would they be at a dinner party? Here’s the recipe…

The Best Potato Chips You’ll Ever Have
By Nikole from Herriott Grace

One of my fondest food memories is making french fries in an old-school deep fryer with my mom. These are a take on those—more potato chip than french fry but equally delicious. We had them last with roast beef sandwiches, but I think they’re perfect with a glass of beer as well! Note: The recipe below is by Gourmet Magazine; I just substitute fingerling potatoes and keep the skins on the potatoes, since I think they’re better that way.

Recipe: Homemade Potato Chips
By Gourmet Magazine

You’ll need:
2 pounds fingerling potatoes
4 cups canola oil for deep-frying

Put the potatoes in a bowl of cold water to cover. Pat one potato dry. Using a mandoline, cut potato into paper-thin slices, and let the slices stand 5 minutes in another bowl of cold water. Drain potato slices and spread without overlapping on a triple layer of paper towels. Blot slices completely dry with another triple layer of paper towels.

In a 3-quart saucepan, heat oil until a deep-fat thermometer registers 380°F. Working in batches of 8 to 10 slices, fry potatoes, turning once or twice, until golden, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, making sure oil returns to 380°F before adding next batch. Transfer chips as fried with a large slotted spoon to paper towels to drain and sprinkle with salt. Continue to pat dry, cut, dry and fry remaining potatoes in same manner. Potato chips may be made 2 days ahead and kept in an airtight container.

Delicious! Thanks, Nikole (and Gourmet!).

P.S. More best recipes, including avocado toast and hummus

(Photo by Michael Graydon, styled by Nikole Herriott. Thanks to Shoko for helping with this series)

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  2. I made potato chips that you can bake without frying, i just made a blog post about it!

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  4. Please don’t stop the best food ever series. I enjoy them. Plan to try this as I can! Thanks!

  5. Holy cow! Yum!

  6. Made these last night. They stunk up my house like fried food, but were so tasty!

  7. Potato chips are definitely one of my weaknesses — these look great! xoxo

  8. Oh I do so love this style of chips. Thank you for the recipe.

  9. looks awesome, i kinda love those slightly soggy style of chips.

  10. growing up we had one can a week delivered of chips from charlie chips….and i thought that was living…but these blow charlie out of the can.
    we make sweet potato shoe string fries. i have a deep fryer.

  11. These potatoes are looking great …. and containers are very original!

  12. I would love to try these. xo

  13. These look amazing. I can’t wait to try them out.

  14. I’m not trying to be snarky or mean, but I wish you’d at least consider dropping The Best Food Ever series. You write about the point of your blog being for it to represent your voice, and everything I’ve ever read about blogging suggests your blog should reflect your views and things you’re passionate about. You don’t cook, and you don’t write these articles, so I don’t see why this is reflective of you. (And your voice and taste is why we all read Cup of Jo!) I just flip past these posts anyway, but two in one day prompted me to at least give my two cents.

  15. There is nothing better than homemade potato chips, hot and crisp!

  16. …would it be bad to eat pesto on potato chips? For some reason I am craving this like crazy right now :)

  17. SO yummy! ooh I definitely want to try these ones…they look amazing!

  18. Yum! This sounds so delicious for a fall day picnic!

  19. While this look delicious, I don’t know that this should really be presented as her recipe. It is IDENTICAL to the Gourmet recipe with the exception of peeling the potatoes. Almost word for word. Maybe not technically plagiarism, but not exactly an original recipe.

  20. I have to make these today! I’m diabetic so I can’t go crazy with the potatoes. I’m thinking that I’ll make them for my family and sneak a few;)

  21. this i will have to try!

  22. YES.
    Thanks for sharing these! :)
    I’ve had too many failed attempts at impromptu potato chip making :)
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  23. Oh my goodness … potato chips are my most craved after of treats! And these look and sound wonderful, she says while wondering if there are potatoes in the pantry. :)


  24. The pic looks delicious but… Chewy? Potato chips? That doesn’t sounds so great.

  25. Beauty.

  26. My Mom has made these for years. She made them for my husband and I when we went to visit this past weekend and they were to die for! Yummy! It is making me crave them right now!

    -Sarah {}

  27. Oh my goodness. Yum. There is a bar in Madison that serves these chips (hot) with a delightful blue cheese dipping sauce. Divine.

  28. What are you doing to me? I mean, amazing!