Home-Made Potato Crisps

I thought seeing as I’ve had quite a virtuous couple of days, what with my superfood salad yesterday, and the massive amount of running I’ve been doing in preparation for the Race for Life tomorrow (!), that I deserved a little treat – I usually cook sweet things for myself when I want a little goodie (like cupcakes or cookies), so I thought I’d mix it up by making savoury potato crisps for myself. They were ridiculously easy to make, and were actually healthier than most shop-brand crisps because I baked them, and only added a little olive oil – so they were a treat, but not too much of a challenge :)

They tasted really good, and I only added a little salt to flavour them, because I’ve always hated salt and vinegar or other strong crisps – but if you want to, you could add anything from chilli flakes to cheese. I haven’t had crisps in the longest time – we’re talking years – and so it felt quite nostalgic for me, because the last time I ever really had crisps was after I would go swimming with my Mum and little sister when I was younger; I would always get PomBears – anyone remember them?

Potato Crisps


One large potato

Olive oil and cooking spray



  1. Wash the potatoes, and cut them into very thin slices – you could do this with the slicer bit on a cheese grater, but I just used a big knife. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a baking tray with foil and cooking spray, then toss the potato slices in olive oil and salt. Place the potato slices evenly on the tray and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  3. Then take out of the oven and add any other flavourings you’d want!

Makes a small bowl of crisps perfect for sharing.

P.S. I’m going to Latitude Festival on Thursday, so I won’t be posting for a while, please don’t forget me!


14 thoughts on “Home-Made Potato Crisps

  1. I’m so glad you liked one of my recipes so I could find your blog! This kind of recipe is right up my alley — simple, but delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

  2. These look so good… and I do love potatoes… and I have been rather ‘good’ lately food-wise… I think I’ll go make these. I live in the Northeastern part of the US where Salt and Vinegar is the top seasoning for potato products, maybe I’ll try that… Great recipe!

  3. Brings back memories…..I used to make these when I was in high school during the summer when I was at home and hungry for some potato-ey goodness. I think I’ll make some this weekend :)

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