Baked Potato Chips with Chinese BBQ Spice Mix

Extra crispy, smoky, and flavorful – this easy and fun recipe will make you devour tons of potatoes chips, in a healthy way!

Baked Potato Chips with Chinese BBQ Spice MixI’m partnering with the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) to share this recipe with you. All opinions and endorsements are my own. Thanks for your support!

Celebrating #PotatoPalooza!

Today I’m so excited to announce that Omnivore’s Cookbook will be partnering with Bowl of Delicious and Panning the Globe for a week-long #Potatopalooza!

Lisa at Panning The Globe shares delicious international recipes, adapted for the at-home cook. Elizabeth from Bowl of Delicious creates delicious real-food recipes for busy people, with lots of quick, easy, make-ahead, and freezable dishes. And I, as you might know, share delicious Chinese and Asian recipes, geared for non-Chinese home cooks.

The three of us together will share 15 amazing potato dishes with you in the next few days to make your holiday table extra delicious and colorful! Thanks so much to the folks at the Idaho Potato Commission, who made this event happen!

Today, we’re going to kickoff the week-long event with:

  • Baked Potato Chips with Chinese BBQ Spice Mix by Omnivore’s Cookbook
  • Twice Baked Potatoes (My Grandfather’s Famous Recipe) by Bowl of Delicious
  • Russet and Sweet Potato Tian with Brown Butter and Sage by Panning the Globe

Baked Potato Chips with Chinese BBQ Spice Mix

Baked potato chips are the best

Not only are they are super tasty and easy to prepare, but these chips are free of additives and made with wholesome ingredients. It is my favorite way to enjoy chips without feeling guilty!

To prepare these chips, I highly recommend you to use a good quality mandoline slicer. To slice a potato into 1/8-thick pieces, it took me less than 30 seconds and all the pieces were cut perfectly. You can also adjust the mandoline to slice thicker pieces to make extra meaty chips as well!

Baked Potato Chips with Chinese BBQ Spice Mix

{IMPORTANT} When you use a mandoline, hold the potato by hand when slicing the first half of the potato, then switch to a hand holder to finish up slicing the rest. Mandolines have super sharp blades and will cut fingers if not used carefully. For extra protection, wear a cut resistant glove to prevent any accidents. It is especially helpful when you prepare large quantities of the chips and need to work fast.

To create extra crispy chips, make sure you rinse the potato slices and pat them completely dry prior to baking. This step will remove the starch from the potato surface and helps them crisp up in the oven.

Baked Potato Chips with Chinese BBQ Spice Mix Cooking Process

These chips taste great by themselves, but you can spice things up by using my secret Chinese BBQ blend! This BBQ blend has a savory and sweet taste with a heavenly smokiness. It makes these chips very dangerous, because you won’t able to stop eating once you’ve started ?

Baked Potato Chips with Chinese BBQ Spice Mix

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Once again, special thanks goes to the Idaho Potato Commission for sponsoring the #PotatoPalooza of 2016! For more delicious potato recipes, check out Idaho® potatoes’ website.
5.0 from 2 reviews Baked Potato Chips with Chinese BBQ Spice Mix   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 50 mins   These chips are very fast to bake but you might need to bake them in a few batches. The total cooking time depends on how many batches you cook. Author: Maggie Zhu Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack Cuisine: Chinese Serves: 4 Ingredients

  • 2 Idaho® russet potatoes (or 3 Idaho® Yukon gold potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

BBQ mix

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • (Optional) 1/2 cayenne powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon five spice powder


  1. Insert two oven racks into the oven, one in the middle and one on the bottom. Preheat oven to 210 degrees C (425 F) convection. Spray or brush a thin layer of olive oil onto two large baking sheets.
  2. Slice potatoes into 1/8-inch thick pieces by using a mandoline, handheld slicer, or peeler.
  3. Add sliced potatoes into a large bowl and cover with ice water. Let sit for 5 minutes, drain, and pat dry thoroughly with paper towel. (This step removes extra starch from the potatoes and results in extra crispy chips.)
  4. Bake potato slices by batches. Place potato slices onto a large baking sheet. Spray or brush with a thin layer of oil on top. Lightly sprinkle with salt.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. For a more efficient workflow, prepare the second tray while baking the first batch of chips. If the first batch is not done yet, you can start baking the second batch on the lower level of the oven. Once the first batch is done, move the second batch to the middle level to crisp up.
  7. Sprinkle a thin layer of the BBQ mix over the chips and gently toss with a pair of tongs to mix well. Transfer potato chips to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning and dust with more BBQ mix as needed.
  8. Bake and season the remaining potatoes following the same method.
  9. Serve as a snack or side.

Notes (1) The recipe generates more spice mix than needed. You can store the leftover in an airtight container and use it later as meat and fish rubs, or use it to season roasted vegetables. 3.5.3217
The nutrition facts are calculated based on 1 of the 4 servings generated by this recipe.