BBQ Potato Chips

Homemade BBQ potato chips with bacon salt! Crispy and delicious!

I have abandoned all healthy eating. My shorts are a little tight again. Swimsuits are put away for the season. What? Is it too early for that?

These chips are awesome. Even Michael said after he ate them, “you made these???” Ye of little faith. Why yes, I made those. I made a small batch of them too so that I don’t over eat, so back off the BBQ chips buddy. Remember, YOU were the one who wanted to eat healthy! Go have an egg white. The rest of the chips are mine!

BBQ chips are my favorite type of chip. So when I saw a recipe for these on Taste of Home I knew I had to make them. Except, I made them my way. I used my secret ingredient. Wait for it…..

Bacon Salt. Yes. It’s a beautiful thing. You can find it at most grocery stores in the seasoning aisle, near the Lawry’s and Mrs.Dash. Find it. Then make these chips. Unless you’re on a diet. Then I don’t want to be to blame.

BBQ Potato Chips


  • 2 large baking potatoes, sliced very thin
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp bacon salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • canola oil for frying


  1. Mix seasonings in bowl until completely combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in skillet. Fry potato slices in batches for several minutes per side, until browned.
  3. Remove from oil with slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels and immediately sprinkle with BBQ seasoning. Store in airtight container.
  4. (insipired by Taste of Home)

42 Responses to “BBQ Potato Chips”

  1. posted Jul 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

    You sound exactly like me! My husband and his healthy eating can get out of here! If I could feature you every week I would. My chips never look this good, but I am so making these. Soon. Now where is my grocery list, I am adding bacon salt…

    Thanks for linking to Fat Camp Friday, enjoy your weekend and see you next time!

  2. Jay
    posted Jul 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

    looks heavenly..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  3. posted Jul 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    looks awesome! i have to try these. where do you get bacon salt?

  4. posted Jul 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    What a treat!!! They look perfect!

  5. posted Jul 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Aimee, you are cracking me up! I have never heard of Bacon Salt! Now I am on the hunt…my hubby wants these fries NOW….so he can eat them in front of me while I eat my frozen grapes. :)

  6. posted Jul 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I just get the Bacon salt at our local grocery store chain. It’s in the seasoning aisle right near the Lawry’s and Mrs.Dash. It comes in different versions, I just buy original.

    Lark- french fries would be great with this!!!

  7. posted Jul 9, 2011 at 4:44 am

    I’m enjoying your recipes and your writing Aimee. You’re a very good writer. :) I giggle nearly every time. Have a great weekend!

  8. Pam
    posted Jul 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Yum! Your chips look great! I haven’t made them in a long time and this inspires me to try yours!

  9. posted Jul 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Haha you always crack me up Aimee! We are so alike!! Now that were back from our vacay Ive been eating like a pig! Im a junk food-a-holic lately. Lol. Ive never even dreamed I could make my own potatoe chips! Yum

  10. posted Jul 9, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Girl, you do it all! Sweets AND delicious snacks! You amaze me :) I have been wanting to try bacon salt…. :)

    I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)

    (sorry if you’ve already entered, I’m going through all of my blogs and letting them know about the giveaway so if you’ve already entered, don’t mind me!)

  11. posted Jul 10, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Kristy- thank you! I hope you are having a great weekend too!

  12. posted Jul 10, 2011 at 3:19 am

    I found you via Paisley Passions and was drawn in by the photo. These look simply addictive–I’ve got a salty tooth. I do hope you’ll swing by Momtrends and link this:

  13. posted Jul 10, 2011 at 5:54 am

    I can see why you like these. These are savory chips to the max.

  14. posted Jul 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    oh if i made these there’s not way I could resist – total nono on a when low carbing it…I’ll save this recipe for the beach when all diet bets are OFF!

  15. posted Jul 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Yummy! BBQ chips are my favorite. I have never made my own chips before but I definitely should start.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe,
    Holy Cannoli Recipes

  16. Loy
    posted Jul 11, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Coming over from Melt in Your Mouth Mondays. If I am going to eat potato chips, barbecue flavor is what I want, too. I am going to have to try this. Looking for the bacon salt on my next shopping trip.

  17. posted Jul 12, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Oh my goodness, these look awesome! I love BBQ-flavored snacks!!

  18. posted Jul 12, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Those look and sound amazing!! I might have to try making my own potato chips but I’m going to make mine the salt & pepper kind. Love that stuff!

  19. posted Jul 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    these sound awesome come see me at and see what I shared

  20. posted Jul 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Mmmm! Bacon salt? Who knew?

  21. posted Jul 12, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Soooo… I love barbeque chips. This could be dangerous. Great recipe! And photo!

  22. posted Jul 12, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    these look fantastic!!!

    visiting from tempt my tummy!

    the july giftaway is on! hope you’ll enter!!

  23. posted Jul 12, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Yum! This looks good. Can you believe it’s already going to Wednesday again? I am here to invite you to “Cast Party Wednesday”.
    I hope to see you there!

  24. posted Jul 13, 2011 at 1:36 am

    I love homemade potato chips…and homemade bbq seasoning?! Over-the-top! YUM!

  25. posted Jul 13, 2011 at 11:21 am

    What a great idea. I’m going to have to try these!

  26. posted Jul 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I at a tonne of homemade chips when I was pregnant but I have not tried bacon salt! How has this passed me by?

  27. posted Jul 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Those looks so yummy and dangerous! Wonderful. Check out pesto brushetta today. Come on over and visit us.

  28. posted Jul 15, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    These are incredible!! We are so impressed that you made these yourself!! We just wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up to our first link party last week. We appreciate your support so much! We would love to have you stop by again this week and link up more of your great things at Strut Your Stuff Saturday!
    -The Six Sisters

  29. posted Jul 16, 2011 at 2:45 am

    there are very few things i like more than bbq potato chips. i never thought to make them myself…but as soon as i find that bacon salt a bucket of fat is going in my fry pot. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

  30. posted Jul 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    How did I miss these chips before? They look awesome and I’m featuring them Wednesday!

  31. posted Jul 18, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    It’s Serendipity — my daughter just tossed a bottle of Bacon Salt in to our shopping cart last week. I can’t wait to try these!

    Thank you so much for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…” I always go head-over-heels for your recipes. I’m sharing this one on my FB page right now…


  32. posted Jul 18, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Jenn- you won’t regret it!!
    Katie- thanks for the feature :)

  33. posted Jul 19, 2011 at 2:13 am

    What a lovely indulgence, I’m sure the seasoning was heavenly!

  34. sherrie
    posted Jul 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    if you can’t get bacon salt at your local store, got, they have everything bacon flavored. no stores in my area carry it, so I order it. can’t go wrong, great in salads, lettuce or otherwise, on potatoes of any kind, i use mine for many so things. love it, n o calories, either :-)

  35. posted Jul 20, 2011 at 6:55 am

    These look fabulous! BBQ chips are one of my favorite things. I shared your recipe on my Must Try Tuesday blog post.

    Thanks for sharing!


  36. posted Jul 21, 2011 at 1:20 am

    “Store in an airtight container.” Yeah, like THAT’s gonna happen! Those look delicious! Perfect naughty treat.

  37. posted Jul 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I love me some BBQ chips, like I could eat a whole bag of lays bbq chips if I would let myself! These sound great! What if you don’t have bacon salt, what do you use instead?

    I saw this over at This Chick Cooks and just had to come check it out!!

  38. Ali
    posted Jul 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Those are some pretty chips Aimee! They look delicious.

  39. posted Jan 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    You know it’s interesting that I found this recipe today as I love BBQ chips and I was wondering if you could make them at home.

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  41. posted Aug 1, 2013 at 11:26 am

    If there’s one thing I can’t resist it’s barbecue potato chips. I have tons of discipline when it comes to desserts but if there are barbecue potato chips in the house, I am always aware of their presence and my resistance slowly wears down. This recipe look amazing! I would rather splurge on these than cake or cookies or anything. I’m definitely going to make these!

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