Homemade Potato Chips


  • 4 potatoes or about 2 pounds (I used Dutch potatoes and LOVED them, but you can do any kind of potato, including sweet)
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 4 quarts oil
  • Garlic salt to season


  1. Wash your potatoes thoroughly, peel if you'd like
  2. Using a mandolin or a very sharp knife, slice the potatoes as thinly as possible.  Mandolin is preferred since it's faster and more uniform, but it's definitely do-able with a knife.
  3. Rinse your potato slices and drain them
  4. Place into a large bowl with 1 cup of vinegar and enough water to submerge them
  5. Let them soak for at least 20 minutes and up to a day
  6. Remove from the liquid and pat dry
  7. Heat your oil until it's 375 degrees(I bought a thermometer and it made ALL the difference in making these potato chips the right level of crispiness, I strongly suggest monitoring the temperature)
  8. Place in a handful of chips at a time
  9. Using tongs separate them and flip occasionally if necessary
  10. Once the chips start turning golden brown on the edges, remove and place into a large paper bag
  11. Sprinkle in salt and toss
  12. As soon as the oil is back to 375 degrees, begin the process again until you have cooked all the chips
  13. Toss and set aside until you are ready to eat, and then Enjoy!