Healthy Homemade Potato Chips

Healthy Homemade Potato Chips 

Snack foods are a must when you have kids! You need to have portable food that you can take to soccer games, school or homeschool co-op, you can even eat it when you’re playing games at home with your best gaming mouse for mac so you don’t have hands all completely free. If you are a real foodie, you know that they usual grab-and-go snack foods are now a no-go! Vegetable oils, preservatives…no bueno!

Today, my kids asked for some chips with lunch. I dug out my trusty mandolin and we took turns slicing potatoes. I heated up some coconut oil mixed with butter and then fried away! “YOU fry”!?!?! Why, yes. Yes, I do! There are healthy ways to fry foods to get good fats into you. Lard, coconut oil, tallow, bacon grease, butter and ghee are all perfectly good fats to fry in. They are saturated fats (which are not bad in their natural state like this) and stay stable when heated. I used expeller pressed coconut oil because one of my children doesn’t like his food tasting like coconut.

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Healthy Homemade Potato Chips


  • Organic potatoes
  • Salt (I like Real Salt)
  • Healthy oil of choice


  1. Slice potatoes very thin with a mandolin or food processor.
  2. Heat 1 inch of oil in a frying pan.
  3. Fry potato slices in single layer batches until golden brown.
  4. Remove with a wire skimmer or slotted spoon onto a cloth or paper towel covered plate.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

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 These potato chips are delicious and are the perfect quick snack to serve with lunch or take with you on your daily travels. 

Be nourished. Be happy.


What’s your favorite real foodified on-the-go snack?


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  1. Jennifer says

    I don’t like to fry foods…hate the mess and I always get splattered and burned. How about baking them? Would that work. Coat with your fat of choice and bake at fairly high heat? Mabye 400? for abou 10 minutes? What do you think?


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