Fab Frugal Friday: Make Your Own Budget Spiced Chips


Home-made Custom Spiced Chips

I love those “gourmet” chips they sell at the grocery stores these days, but the problem is that for a little sprinkle of, say, chipotle powder, they charge you 2 or 3 times the price of regular old potato chips.

So, in the spirit of Fab Frugal Friday, I decided to experiment with my own spiced chips.

This is so incredibly simple and fabulously frugal that you’ll be making your own spiced chips in no time!

THIS IS THE ENTIRE RECIPE. NO, REALLY: Spread potato chips on a baking sheet in a single layer. Heat in a 400 degree oven for 2 to 3 minutes, just until chips become oily. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with spice mix of choice.

Try one of our three FFF spice blends, or whip up your own. Chef Bobby Flay has a fabulous 16-spice blend, if you’re feeling ambitious. Or, just use a favorite spice from your pantry. I love just plain smoked paprika or cumin. Yum!

Happy Summer Everyone!

Other frugal spicy chips:
Spicy Apple Chips,  A Crafty Lass
Rustic 5-Spice Chips, The Hungry Mouse
Spicy Baked Tortilla Chips, Lisa’s Kitchen
Oven Dried Potato and Apple Chips, In Jennie’s Kitchen

Also, check this recipe out at Nourishing Gourmet’s Pennywise Platter Thursdays!

— posted by Donna


  1. says

    Seriously creative idea! This is great for free-from people too. Most of the flavored varieties contain dairy (or gluten, soy, etc.), so I can only get plain – great way to season my own!

    Did you get my last email? Thought I would check in :)

    • says

      Linda – I am not sure how the brown sugar would do, but it’s a very intriguing idea. Let me know if you try it. Dessert potato chips. Hmmmmmmmm . . .

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