Express, homemade,skinny chips – the winning trio

Chips4I like to buy vegetable chips such as those made with beetroot, sweet potatoes or carrots, rather than the more classic ones. But sometimes you just need to go back to basics..and when I made my own potato chips, I realized it did not at all taste like the one’s you can buy in the supermarket. Real chips actually taste like potato, not just salt. That was quite a revelation.

This recipe is from my dad, we made it real quick just before slouching on the couch in front of a movie. Not a very good movie in fact, so good thing we had the chips to keep us company!

Instead of cooking the chips at very low heat for a long time to dry them, we cooked them at very high heat, but for only 10-15 mn. The result is great, and you avoid missing half of the movie checking on your chips. But the downside is that you have to eat them quite quick, because they will soften up.

Still, I found it a good compromise, and my chips did not have time to even think of getting cold, I had eaten them long before!


– potatoes (the firm type for example Charlotte)

– salt and pepper

– olive oil (in spray)


Preheat your oven to 220°C.

Chips11. Slice the potatoes thinly, best would be if you can almost see through them. Wash the slices by putting them for 10mn in cold water, then remove and dry them the following way. Lay the slices on absorbing paper towels, and cover with another layer of paper. Press down. This enables you to remove some of the water.

Chips22. Arrange your potato slices on a baking sheet sprayed with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper (and other possible things such as paprika or rosemary). Spray with olive oil.


3. Put in the oven for 10 mn. Et voilà!


8 thoughts on “Express, homemade,skinny chips – the winning trio

    • I forgot to mention it indeed! When I say “very high heat” I meant 250°. You’d need to preheat the oven too, to make sure it is warm enough when you put the potato slices in. Hope this helps! Cheers,


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