Use just 3 easy ingredients to make your own BBQ Waffle Chips at home. They are fun to make, and taste better than a bag from the store.
Last month, the boys stayed the weekend with their grandparents, so what did Justin and I do with all the time? Go grocery shopping, jam to Disney music, and made a few new recipes for ourselves. Yeah, we get a little crazy! One of the recipes we made was bbq waffle chips. Our original idea was to try making waffle fries, but the mandolin slicer I have wouldn’t make them thick enough, so we ended up with chips instead.
We weren’t sure how to get the correct cut. It took a bit of playing and searching online. To do it, you need a crinkle-cut attachment for the slicer. It’s the wavy one that you can see on my first photo below. The actual potato has to rotate by ninety degrees for each cut to get the waffle effect. The very first one won’t have the waffle, but the rest will.
My crinkle-cut blade is not very deep so I couldn’t cut the potatoes very thick. That’s why we ended up with bbq waffle chips instead of fries. If you have a thicker blade, you may be able to try fries.
We were both very pleasantly surprised… These chips were delicious! They tasted very similar to the store-bought chips, but with fewer preservatives. I prefer trying to make homemade staples like this when we can. It took us a little while to make these, but half of that time was figuring out the slicer. Now that I know what I’m doing with that, we could probably make a batch in about 30 minutes or so.
Step by Step
Start by cleaning the potato. I used only one potato. But it was a large one and made a lot of chips. Unless you are making for a crowd, one large baking potato should be enough.
Attach the crinkle cutter to a mandolin slicer. Cut the end off of the potato for a flat start. Slice it on the slicer to get your potato started.
Rotate the potato 90 degrees on the slicer. You will be slicing against the way you just did the first cut. Continue turning and slicing until you use the entire potato.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a deep frying pan on high, until it reaches about 350 degrees.
Once the oil is hot enough, place some of the sliced potatoes in for about 3 minutes, flipping as needed. Make sure they don’t stick together.
Place the chips on a wire rack to dry and continue to fry the rest of the chips.
After the chips have dried and cooled, put them in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with bbq seasoning.
Gently toss to coat and serve.
Originally Published On: June 24, 2019
BBQ Waffle Chips
- 1 baking potato (large)
- 1 cup oil
- 2 tbsp bbq seasoning
- Clean the potato
- Attach the crinkle cutter to a mandolin slicer
- Cut the end off of the potato for a flat start and slice it on the slicer to get your potato started
- Rotate the potato 90 degrees on the slicer (you will be slicing against the way you just did the first cut)
- This is what gives the waffle cut to the chips
- Continue turning and slicing until you use the entire potato
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a deep frying pan on high, until it reaches about 350 degrees
- Once the oil is hot enough, place some of the sliced potatoes in for about 3 minutes, flipping as needed
- Place the chips on a wire rack to dry and continue to fry the rest of the chips
- After the chips have dried and cooled, put them in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with bbq seasoning
- Gently toss to coat and serve
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