Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Potato chips recipe

These homemade potato chips are easier than you think. Just 2 ingredients will have a batch in your hands. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder.



  • 6 large potatoes
  • Canola oil for deep frying
  • Salt


Slice potatoes paper thin and drop into a bowl of iced water. Put into the refrigerator for one hour.

Drain the water off and pat dry in a clean tea towel.

Heat the oil in a saucepan until very, very hot.

Lower a small amount of slices into the oil and cook for 3 minutes per batch. Salt immediately as the chips are draining and still hot.

Repeat until all potatoes are cooked.


  • Soaking the potatoes is an essential part of this recipe and it removes all the starch from the potatoes, making them ready for frying.
  • Salting when they are hot helps the flavour adhere to the hot oil. You can add any flavouring you like at this stage, like chicken salt or vege seasoning. I personally like to add a cajun flavour to mine.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.