Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips

Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips

These Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips were everything I had hoped they would be. Delicious! I mean really really delicious. Easy. Crispy.


Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips


Through the years, I have tried to make the perfect potato chip but my chips would either be soggy or too thick.  The taste was always amazing but true chips are crunchy!


Finally, I have found a way to make a chip that is full of flavor and crunchy. The fun thing about this recipe is that you can make sour cream & onion chips or choose to make your own flavor! My hubby just loves regular salty chips.

Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips


1/4 cup plus 3 teaspoons kosher salt
3 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed, washed, and thinly cut on a mandolin (about 1/10thof an inch)
8 cups peanut oil3 tablespoons buttermilk powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar



  • Whisk together 8 cups water with 1/4 cup of the salt. Place the sliced potatoes into the water-and-salt solution and let soak for at least 20 minutes. After they have soaked, dry on paper towels or dish towels. They will still be a little wet.
  • Heat the oil a large skillet to 350 degrees. Whisk the buttermilk powder, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, and the remaining 3 teaspoons salt.
  • In handful-size batches, fry the potatoes until they just turn golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Toss immediately in a large bowl with some of the spice mixtures. We used a plastic bag to toss the chips and it worked well.
  • Then place them on a baking sheet and sprinkle them again with some of the spice mixtures.
  • Hold them in a semi-airtight container for a few days, if you can stand it that long.



18 thoughts on “Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips”

  1. Yum! These look great. I've never made homemade chips before, but what a great alternative to the pre-packaged junk. HEY! You just gave me a great idea; why not may PALEO sweet potato chips?!

    Love your blog. In fact, I love it so much that you were added to my favorite blog list. Check it out!

    From your whole food-y!
    Janie Lynn

  2. Wowwwww
    I love potato-chips (well, who doesn't ?!) but never ever tried to make them at home.
    I would so much like to try
    I've never seen here buttermilk powder though……

  3. I've never made chips! But you my friend have convinced me I should try! They look and sound amazing! Thanks for linking to Twirl and Take a Bow! ox

  4. These look so great. I love replacing processed foods for homemade ones whenever I can. I can't wait to try these for myself. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  5. I've never made homemade chips either, but like Cynthia I like eliminating processed foods. Sour cream and onion is one of my fav potato chip flavors. Thanks for sharing!

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