Ellie Krieger's Smoked Paprika Potato Chips Recipe

Spice up the traditional chip basket with this healthy crowd-pleaser: homemade, smoked paprika-spiced potato chips.
Feb 06, 2013
Ellie Krieger's Smoked Paprika Potato Chips Recipe

Feb 06, 2013


  • 2 large russet potatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs total)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sweet Spanish-smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray.

3. Slice the potatoes using a mandoline into very thin (1/16") rounds. Rinse the potatoes well under cold water, then spread them on paper towels. Dry them completely using more paper towels.

4. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, paprika, and salt. Add the potatoes and toss to coat evenly.

5. Spread the potatoes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the potatoes are crisp and browned and release easily from the baking tray, 12 to 30 minutes. Be careful when it comes to cooking time. Since small variations in slice thickness can make a big difference in cooking time, check the trays after 12 minutes and every 5 minutes thereafter to remove any chips that are already done, then return the rest to the oven if necessary. The chips will crisp further as they cool.

6. Once the chips are cool, store them in a paper bag for up to 3 days.

Makes 4 servings.


Reprinted with permission from the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, from Comfort Food Fix by Ellie Krieger. Photography by Quentin Bacon. Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

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