Spicy Baked Potato Chips


What do you do when your neighbor gives you a bag of Russet potatoes? Easy, make baked potato chips! These aren't just any baked potato chip, they have a nice little kick to them with a few pinches of cayenne!

I have a high threshold for heat so while I was making these I kept thinking: "oh Martha, these are not hot enough," and one pinch of cayenne turned into 4 pinches for me! So be warned, use 1-5 pinches depending on your tolerance for heat.

Spicy Baked Potato Chips serves 4
Adapted from Martha Stewart Living

Vegetable cooking spray
2 pounds russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 in. rounds
3 tablespoons olive oil
coarse salt
1-5 pinches cayenne (depending on heat threshold)
fresh cracked pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat two rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray and set aside (this recipe makes 2 batches, or 4 baking sheets total). Put potatoes, oil, 1 tablespoon salt and the cayenne in a large bowl and toss well, season with pepper.

Arrange potato slices on baking sheets spacing potatoes about 1/4 inch apart. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until potatoes are lightly browned and crisp, about 30 minutes. Spread chips out on parchment paper and let dry for 5 minutes. Repeat with second batch. Sprinkle with more coarse salt. Enjoy!


  1. mmmmmm...I'm a little bit addicted to potato chips right now. I think its the cravings with this pregnancy. But boy those look amazing! I will definantly save this recipe and make these! Thanks so much! Hey your from Portland me too! I adore your heading by the way. so cute. Will you be attending the Portland Bloggers meet this coming up weekend?
    Hope you can make it! It will be a lot of fun!


  2. @Pearl
    Hi Olga,
    Thanks for stopping by and the kind words! I will be at the Portland Blogger Meet Up this Saturday. Actually, it is my first Blogger Meet Up. I am looking forward to it and meeting some new faces. See you there. :)

  3. I totally have the Pampered Chef potato chip maker slicer! it's a dream and they taste so good!! =)

    Lemanie's Randomness Blog

  4. Looks delicious and healthy!

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