BBQ Waffle Chips in a small white bowl with crumbs in the background (with logo overlay)

BBQ Waffle Chips from Scratch

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.

It took a bit of playing and searching online, but I finally got the waffle cut down on the mandolin. 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 by how delicious these chips were. 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 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. 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.

Recipe

BBQ Waffle Chips in a small white bowl with crumbs in the background

BBQ Waffle Chips

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.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Homemade Staple, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, bbq chips, potatoes
Servings: 8
4.75 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 baking potato (large)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp bbq seasoning

Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts
BBQ Waffle Chips
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 thoughts on “BBQ Waffle Chips from Scratch”

  1. Oh man! I am dreaming of that waffle texture in my mouth right now! I know my husband would LOVE THIS if I made it for him, but he’s on a low carb kick until July 5th, hahaha! SO we are just going to have to wait until HE IS ready!

    1. My father-in-law does a low-carb kick now and then, too. But he always tends to break the routine when we make something like this! They are so easy and yummy, I’m sure he will love them… once he can eat them again!

  2. Wow, another great recipe and one of my favorite flavor BBQ. Who doesn’t love potato chips, eh? I know I can’t live without having them. I’ll be making some over the weekend 🙂

  3. The sheer variety of ways to make potato chips is amazing. I like you have you give them the waffle texture while adding to it BBQ flavor. Very creative.

  4. Amanda @ All Day Active Life

    I remember as a child, my grandma used to make waffle chips — they were so fun to cut and to eat! Love that these are barbecue flavored — yum!

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