If you love salty snacks, why not try making your own Homemade Crisps. Lower in fat than store bought crisps and the added bonus of making any flavour you like, like these garlic ones! Just 20 minutes and 5 ingredients is all you need. These are so easy to make, and will really wow party guests. Especially when serve with some homemade dip.
These homemade crisps are super simple to make and although they do take a little while to make up enough to feed a crowd, it is definitely worth the wait. Crispy, garlic-y, and oh so moreish. You will want to dip them in everything!
Sure, you could just open a bag of crisps and dump them in a bowl. But where is the fun in that? Homemade crisps are much easier to make than you would think and healthier too! You can also make them any flavour you like.
If you are looking for some other potato recipes to try, then why not try our Air Fryer Potato Wedges, Hasselback Potatoes, Crispy Garlic Smashed Potatoes or Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes.
Why you will love them
- Healthier - These are lower in fat and calories than store bought crisps and you can make just as many as you need, so it's easier to portion control.
- Just a few ingredients - You probably already have all the ingredients you need to make these. No need to buy anything special.
- Easy to adapt - There are so many options for flavours when it comes to these homemade crisps. We went with garlic, but you can adapt it with your favourite flavours.
- Potatoes - Any potatoes will work, but some definitely work better than others. Russet Potatoes or Yukon Gold are the potato varieties to get the best results.
- Salt and pepper - Generously season.
- Garlic granules - This is where all the garlic flavour comes from. Don't use fresh garlic, as it burns too easily. Make sure that your jar of garlic granules have not been open longer than 6 months, as they will lose their flavour.
- Oil - You only need a little oil for this, and to keep these homemade crisps lower in calories we used a spray bottle of olive oil.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make homemade crisps - Step by step
One: Slice the potatoes as thin as possible. You can use a knife, but we used a mandolin, to get an even thickness.
Two: Coat a large baking tray with some spray oil and lay out as many potatoes as possible without any overlapping. Spray each individual potato slice with some more oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic.
Three: Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas 7 for 15 minutes, turning halfway through. Repeat until all the potato slices are cooked.
Health benefits of potatoes
White potatoes have so many nutrients in them, they really shouldn't get a bad reputation. They are low in fat, sodium and cholesterol, they have nearly half of your daily vitamin C and they are a great source of potassium - even more than a banana.
They are full of fibre and magnesium, and they are filling too. On top of this, they are also suitable for almost any diet, from vegan to gluten free. I am not sure what more you could want?
We kept the flavourings really simple with these crisps, and just used salt, pepper and garlic, but you could go all out!
The great thing about these crisps is that you can season them any way you like. Do fajita crisps sound like your thing? Add some fajita seasoning! You could go Cajun, just some chilli, or even an Italian herb blend. BBQ seasoning would be really good too.
What to serve with Homemade Crisps
What are crisps without dip? If you are serving these up at a party, then wow your guests even more with some homemade dips. Here are some of our favourite dip recipes:
- Kebab Shop Chilli Sauce
- Healthy Ketchup
- Easy Garlic Sauce
- Pizza Sauce
- Tartare Sauce
- Healthy Ranch Dressing
- Salsa Picante
- The BEST Guacamole
- Jalapeno Sauce
- Roasted Carrot Hummus
- Healthy BBQ Sauce
- Homemade Tzatziki
Store: If you can manage to resist them that long, these will last a day or two in an air tight container. We always make a big batch up whenever we have guests over and they don't last long. They are best eaten straight after cooking though, as they will go soggy after a while and one of the best thing about these is the crunch that they have.
Freeze: We wouldn't recommend freezing these.
Reheat: To get them crispy again, you can reheat them. Either reheat them in an air fryer for 3-4 minutes, or then can go in the oven for 4-5 minutes. Be careful not to burn them.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, as long as you make sure there is no cross contamination, then these are gluten free.
Yes, these are vegan.
Yes, you definitely can cook these in the air fryer. They will take about 8-10 minutes at 180°C.
No, we wouldn't recommend using sweet potatoes, because they just don't get crispy in the same way that white potatoes do. And it is all about the crispiness.
You don't have to, but we would recommend that you do. Soaking the potatoes in water once they are cut draws out the excess starch and once they are patted dry it will give crispier crisps.
You need to soak them for at least 30 minutes. However, soaking them for 2 hours will given even crispier crisps.
Well, they shouldn't be raw after this cooking time, however if they still aren't cooked to your liking then cook them for a few more minutes. Cooking times will vary depending on the potatoes you use, the thickness of the crisp and your oven.
• The key to making sure the potatoes are nice and crispy is making sure they don't overlap on the tray and not using too much oil.
• Feel free to get creative with the seasoning. We just used garlic, but you could use a fajita blend or even BBQ seasoning.
• To get the potatoes really thinly sliced and therefore crispy when cooked, use a mandolin.
• The thinner your potato slices are, the crispier they will be. But, they will also burn quicker, so keep an eye on them.
• If they aren't crispy enough for your liking, then put them back in the oven until crispier.
• When mixing the oil and seasoning into the potatoes, use your hands to get everything more evenly distributed.
• Try to cut your crisps as evenly as possible to ensure they all cook at the same rate.
• If you are soaking them first, you need to make sure to pat them dry, otherwise they will be too wet to crisp up.
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Homemade Garlic Crisps
- 2 Potatoes - large; sliced very thinly
- Sea salt and black pepper
- Garlic powder
- Spray oil
- Slice 2 Potatoes as thin as possible. You can use a knife, but we used a mandolin, to get an even thickness.
- Coat a large baking tray with some Spray oil and lay out as many potatoes as possible without any overlapping. Spray each individual potato slice with some more oil and sprinkle with Sea salt and black pepper and Garlic powder.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas 7 for 15 minutes, turning halfway through. Repeat until all the potato slices are cooked.
- The key to making sure the potatoes are nice and crispy is making sure they don't overlap on the tray and not using too much oil.
- Feel free to get creative with the seasoning. We just used garlic, but you could use a fajita blend or even BBQ seasoning.
- To get the potatoes really thinly sliced and therefore crispy when cooked, use a mandolin.
- The thinner your potato slices are, the crispier they will be. But, they will also burn quicker, so keep an eye on them.
- If they aren't crispy enough for your liking, then put them back in the oven until crispier.
- When mixing the oil and seasoning into the potatoes, use your hands to get everything more evenly distributed.
- Try to cut your crisps as evenly as possible to ensure they all cook at the same rate.
- If you are soaking them first, you need to make sure to pat them dry, otherwise they will be too wet to crisp up.
All the crunch of crisps but much healthier too. Can't wait to make these for my boys.
These Homemade Garlic Crisps were fantastic and so easy to make I can't believe I haven't made them before. A winning recipe in my book!!!
Hey there, what oil did you use?
Hi, what’s the fat per serving on these?
Thank you :)
There is no fat in this recipe. Potatoes are naturally fat free and we have used spray oil, and the amount used doesn't add any fat to each serving. Enjoy!
This looks so healthy and crunchy! I'm also struggling for a healthier me, I've even start running I can say I'm on the right track now. Nutrition is an important part of my losing weight plan, and your blog posts are a true inspiration!