Spicy Chips
Spicy Chips
5 from 3 votes
Indulge in the savoury crunch of homemade spicy chips. These delightful crisps, made with a blend of spices and freshly sliced potatoes, are baked to perfection. An addictive snack that's simple to make, the Spicy Chips are bound to become a favourite in your household.
Spicy Chips

Craving a crunchy snack with a fiery kick? Look no further than these homemade spicy chips! Originating from the simple desire to spice up the classic potato chip, this recipe offers a flavorful twist to your snacking routine.

While store-bought chips often lack the intensity of homemade ones, crafting your own allows you to tailor the spice level to your preference.

Don’t worry if you’re new to the kitchen; this recipe is beginner-friendly, requiring just a handful of ingredients and minimal effort. So, preheat your oven and get ready to embark on a journey of crispy, spicy goodness!

Expert Tip: Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet, as this can prevent the chips from crisping up evenly. Spread them out in a single layer for best results.


Potatoes: Potatoes provide the crispy base for our spicy chips. Their starchy texture ensures a satisfying crunch with every bite.

Oil: Acting as a carrier for the spices and aiding in the crisping process, oil helps achieve that perfect chip texture.

Salt: Enhancing the natural flavor of the potatoes while balancing the heat from the spices, salt is a crucial ingredient for seasoning.

Black Pepper: Adding a subtle warmth and depth to the chips, black pepper complements the other spices beautifully.

Paprika: Infusing a rich, smoky flavor and vibrant color, paprika elevates the overall taste profile of the chips.

Chilli Powder: Bringing the heat, chili powder delivers the spicy punch that sets these chips apart. Adjust the amount according to your heat tolerance for a customized snack experience.

Expert Tip: For extra crispy chips, soak the potato slices in cold water for about 30 minutes before patting them dry and seasoning.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy these spicy chips as a standalone snack for a flavorful burst of heat.
  • Pair them with your favorite dip, such as guacamole, salsa, or sour cream, for an indulgent treat.
  • Serve alongside burgers, sandwiches, or wraps for a zesty side dish that adds an extra layer of excitement to your meal.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different spice blends to customize the flavor of your chips. Try adding garlic powder, onion powder, or cayenne pepper for a unique twist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes?

Yes, you can substitute sweet potatoes for a different flavor profile. Keep in mind that sweet potatoes may require slightly different cooking times.

How can I make the chips extra crispy?

Ensure that the potato slices are spread out in a single layer on the baking sheet and flip them halfway through the baking time for even crisping.

Can I adjust the level of spiciness?

Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of chili powder to suit your preference for heat.

Can I make these chips in an air fryer?

Yes, you can use an air fryer instead of an oven. Simply follow the same instructions, adjusting the cooking time and temperature as needed.

How should I store leftover chips?

Store any leftover chips in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. Reheat them in the oven or air fryer for a few minutes to regain crispiness.

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Spicy Chips

Spicy Chips

by Nabeela Kauser
Indulge in the savoury crunch of homemade Spicy Chips. These delightful crisps, made with a blend of spices and freshly sliced potatoes, are baked to perfection. These Spicy Chips are bound to become a favourite in your household.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 4
Calories 229 kcal


  • 400 g Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder


  • Preheat the oven to 220°C (430°F).
  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly and slice them into thin rounds or chips using a mandolin or sharp knife.
  • Add the sliced potatoes to the bowl and toss them with all the spices and the oil then mix well.
  • Add the sliced potatoes to the bowl and toss them with the spice mixture until they are evenly coated.
  • Arrange the spiced potato slices in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the chips are golden brown and crispy. Flip them halfway through the baking time to ensure even cooking.
  • Once the chips are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve the spicy chips as a delicious snack or a side dish with your favourite dip or sauce.


Feel free to adjust the level of spiciness according to your taste by increasing or decreasing the amount of chilli powder.
You can add other seasonings like cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, or dried herbs to customize the flavour.
For an even crispier texture, soak the sliced potatoes in cold water for about 30 minutes before patting them dry and coating them with the spice mixture.
These spicy chips are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container for the next day. Reheat them in the oven briefly before serving to regain their crunchiness.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 603mgPotassium: 916mgFibre: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 194IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Food, Kids Snacks, Potato, Ramadan, Recipe, Spicy
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