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I've been trying to make homemade baked potato chips, I have figured out everything, except how to get the seasoning to stick to the chips. The recipe I'm using, calls for you to toss the chips in a bowl of seasoning right out of the oven. The seasoning is not sticking.

  • We need more info on how you are preparing this, especially what you are doing with oils/fats. – user34961 Mar 19 '18 at 12:14
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    I imagine that baked chips will have a dry surface, so if your spices are also dry there is nothing for them to stick to. Fried chips obviously have oil on the surface which helps spices to adhere. Can you post more info about your recipe/process to help us see if there is an obvious 'fix'? – Spagirl Mar 19 '18 at 12:16
  • The recipe calls for soaking the chips in cold water for 30 minutes, then pat dry, placing on baking sheet, spritzing chips with olive oil before baking, after baking crisp, toss in bowl with dry seasoning. – Kathy Mar 19 '18 at 12:41
  • Do you mean chips (US) aka crisps (UK etc.), or chips (UK etc.) aka French Fries? When the latter are seasoned it's usually before cooking. The oil is important; we need more details on how/when that's applied. – Chris H Mar 19 '18 at 13:11
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    @ChrisH Didn't suggest you did. It was intended to be a faintly informative general aside, that's all. – Spagirl Mar 19 '18 at 17:30
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Since the potato slices are moist after cutting and before baking, season them at this point rather than afterwards. This will cause the seasoning to cling to the potato better, even after they have been dried in the oven.

Also, I have had good results using an "Air Fryer" (Which is technically not 'frying' but convection baking.)

  • I will try this. I did use a Air Fryer to begin with. But I found the chips stuck together. – Kathy Mar 19 '18 at 13:29
  • over crowding can cause them to stick together, try smaller batches. – Cos Callis Mar 19 '18 at 14:09
  • I will try this also. – Kathy Mar 19 '18 at 14:24
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I'd make certain the herbs/spices are finely ground.

if they are too coarse, they will not stick to the chips.

  • I will try to grind them fine next time, I just used them right from the bottles. Thanks. – Kathy Mar 19 '18 at 12:57
  • Also, grind the salt fine as dust, it will stick far better. – rackandboneman Mar 19 '18 at 23:25
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Do the seasoning prior to baking.

Spices taste less harsh and easier to swallow after they've been exposed to the heat of the oven.

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