I saw this photo on Pinterest;

image courtesy of Oprah.com

and I suddenly had a craving for homemade potato chips.

Oprah’s recipe is good, but I found it a bit much, so I changed it up slightly.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees farenheit.
  • Lightly oil baking sheet with extra virgin olive oil or cooking spray.
  • VERY lightly – I liked the olive oil version better, but I used WAY too much the first time around.  1 tsp will be enough for an entire baking sheet.
  • Put the oiled pan in the oven and let it warm up while you slice your potatoes.
mandolin slicer next to oiled baking sheet

Slice your potatoes very thinly.  The recipe suggests about 1/16th of an inch, but I liked mine a bit thicker than that.

potatoes, sliced thinly

(I used the guard this time, so all fingers remained intact!)

Pull pan out of the oven and lay the potato pieces out in a single layer – lightly season with salt and pepper.

potato slices laid out on baking sheet

Bake for ~8 minutes then flip the potatoes to their other side.
Bake for an additional 10 – 14 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

If you went with thicker sliced pieces, you may have to go 12 and 15 minutes.

For the cheesy garlic dip:
You will need…


  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/3 to 1/2 of a garlic clove, finely minced  (Oprah calls for a full, large clove – but I found it too strong)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. 
Serve with warm potato chips.

For the original recipe, please click here.

They were a hit!  My first (soggier) batch and my second attempt.

crispy potato chips in a dish next to dip
chip in dip

In fact, even the crispier ones – not burnt, just crispier – taste pretty good!

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Two potatoes will fill two baking sheets, but you’ll want to do two – they really are good! 

Have a great one!