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Make Your Own Healthier Recipe Potato Chips

Updated on July 4, 2012

A Healthier Way To Still Have Potato Chips

For most of us who are on a diet, potato chips would seem a prohibitive addition to our daily intake. However, these potato chips are an incredible way to cut calories and still feel like you are 'indulging' a bit. Just remember to keep in mind the calories and make sure that they are not in excess of your daily allowance. Watching your diet is one thing, but any weight loss or weight maintenance plan still has to be fun.  You can't eliminate everything! With this recipe, you are able to do both. I found this recipe in a Cooking Light magazine some time back and modified it a bit to my own tastes. They also add a blue cheese dip to the recipe, which I will note below but I find that they are fine without the dip - or use a dip more to your personal tastes.

Recipe For Potato Chips - 8 Servings


  • 2 pounds of peeled potato done in thin slice (about 2 large russets) DIVIDED
    (Can also substitute Yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes or even leave skin on red potatoes - just scrub roughly)
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

NOTE: You can use a mandolin to slice the potatoes or any good slicer to get good thin slices.


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place 2 baking sheets in oven.
  3. Place potato slices on paper towels and pat dry.
  4. Arrange half of potato slices in single layer on preheated baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  5. Then season with 1/4 teaspoon salt or to desired saltiness. (Or add a few spices to taste)
  6. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes. Turn potato slices over.
  7. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until golden.
  8. Repeat procedure with remaining potatoes and remaining teaspoon salt or spices.

Potato Chip Trivia

Probably way more information than we ever will want to know about chips but here it is!

  • Reportedly Cornelius Vanderbilt spurred the invention of the potato chip in 1853 when he complained that a cook's fried potatoes were not crisp enough thus prompting the cook at the restaurant to crank it up a notch and improvise - basically stir-frying the potatoes.  Look where it ended up!
  • In the US, our most common varieties of the potato chip are sour cream and onion, BBQ, cheese and ranch.
  • In Asia, they favor wasabi chips.
  • In Germany and Poland, they rave over beer-flavored chips.
  • In Serbia, they favor pizza, bacon or ketchup-flavored chips.
  • In Russia, crab and caviar-flavored chips are the rage.
  • In Spain, Mexico and many other countries, they do a variety of various herbs and flavors and find those most palatable.
  • In Canada, bacon, BBQ, curry, dill pickle, ketchup and salt and vinegar are favorites.
  • In the United States alone, we sold $16.4 billion dollars in potato chips in 2005 - more than 35% of the savory snacks sold in the United States. That's a lot of chips!

Blue Cheese Dip


  • 1/3 cup of fine crumbled blue cheese (or substitute Gorgonzola or another crumbly cheese)
  • 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of nonfat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Cover and chill.
  4. Serve with the potato chips when done.

Calories for 1/2 cup chips and about 2 tablespoons of the dip approximately 120.

How To Make Chips In The Microwave

How They Are Made Commercially


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      lea 21 months ago

      The vegetable cooking spray is a great idea! Think I'll try to find something like that :)

      In Germany btw - and I didn't even know there were beer flavored chips

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      dulci 5 years ago

      how many calories are in this chrisps?

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      hawaiihibou 6 years ago

      Thanks for the healthy recipe.

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      vidhimayur 6 years ago

      hey nice recipe, haven't made potato chips, of course french fries i have cooked many a times before but this kinda chipa haven't tried. will do it now. thanks for sharing this recipe.looking forward for other recipes from you.

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      keripik setan 6 years ago

      when sometime yo go to indonesia you should eat "keripik setan" that potato chips very very hot and tasty

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for stopping in Kalwal!

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      kalwal 6 years ago

      i love it

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Pakladies - Thanks so much for stopping by~

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      pakladies 7 years ago

      Good method!

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Oh that sounds so good, too!! We're "older" so that's why I try to trim the fat out of everything!

      Thanks ELN for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      eatlikenoone 7 years ago from Saline, MI

      This is a great method if you are trying to cut back on the fat. I made potato chips (the higher fat method) using purple potatoes last Sunday. They were beautiful and delicious!

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for stopping in - and it really does work. About anything fried can be done differently and hope you like the revamp!

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      P.M. pen 7 years ago

      I have never seen a recipe like this anywhere and can't wait to try it! Thanks for the information!

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      It's not a hard thing to do - also the fries that I make are not McDonald's but oh well - at least they won't kill us with the fat (and salt)! Thanks for stopping in.

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      This sounds wonderful, I can't wait to make my own healthy potato chips, I know my kids will love the natural healthy potato chips too. :)

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Too funny - have some for me, too!

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      hmmmmm...I have not had a potato chip in years. This does sound good!! I have a few potatoes in my fridge, maybe I'll make some chips today. It is cold and windy out..sounds like a good day to indulge! lol

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for commenting! Hard to give up everything....

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      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Thanks so much...I love some tator chips....Thanks

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      sweetie1 8 years ago from India

      thanks and i didn't know potato chips can be healthy. And ur way they look tasty too. Thanks for sharing.