Salt & Pepper Potato Chips

Suggested by Steph (Guest Services Manager)


3 - 5 medium potatoes (skin on)

Sea salt

Black Pepper

Olive Oil


Prep Time: 55 minutes (includes soaking and drying)

Cook Time: 15 - 20 minutes




Keep in an airtight container


Slice and soak. Slice the potatoes super thin with skins left on (you can use a potato peeler instead of a knife), place in a bowl of iced, salty water as you slice. Leave to soak for 30 minutes.

Preheat. Set your oven to 425°F.

Dry out. Strain the potato slices and lay out on a clean kitchen towel to absorb excess water (if you roll them up in the towel both sides of the potato slices are in contact with the towel and it places some even pressure to squeeze more moisture out). Leave wrapped for approximately 20 minutes.

Flavour. Shake the slices off the towel into a clean, dry bowl. Add a splash* of olive oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper (depending on your tastes).

*do not over-apply the olive oil, just enough to coat them to avoid sticking to the tray.

Coat. Toss the potato slices around in the bowl until fully coated.

Bake. Lay flat on a parchment paper-lined tray and bake for 10 minutes, flip and continue baking until golden and crispy. Keep an eye on them so as not to burn!

Notes from Steph: Experiment with other flavours like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried herbs etc.

For Salt 'n' Vinegar flavour you could add equal parts white vinegar to equal parts water at the soaking stage.

By making snacks like this at home and flavouring them from the spices you have in your own cupboard you can avoid the animal derived ingredients such as milk powder that are often found in store-bought packets of potato chips.
Buy your potatoes loose at the supermarket or Farmers' Market.
Buy your spices, salt, pepper and vinegar from bulk sections or zero waste stores using your own containers or re-usable bags.
Check out some of the stores in the Sea to Sky, Vancouver area and more here.
Look for BC grown potatoes in your supermarket, shop at a Farmers' Market, or, if you order your groceries through an online company like, opt for BC grown produce.
Potatoes are typically available fresh in BC July through December.
Check out what foods are in season in BC when HERE.
You can also look at We Heart Local BC for updates each month as to what's in season.
Another great way to ensure you're using seasonal produce is to subscribe to a CSA Box with a local farm and structure your meals around the seasonal produce you've received that week!