Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips

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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.
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 teaspoons 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 a 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 mixture. 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 mixture.
  • Hold them in semi-airtight container for a few days, if you can stand it that long.


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18 thoughts on “Sour Cream & 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.

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