Homemade Potato Chips with Herbes de Provence

A couple of weeks ago I was greeted by one of my coworkers who rushed into the office and had a bag of herbes de provence in her hands. With excitement, she said “I know you love to cook, and I just got back from Paris, and thought you would enjoy this!”. My only words, of which I had the same excitement, were thank you! I feel blessed at times when those around me know and realize that I love my past time of cooking, and I truly do get excited when folks like the ones at work, or those who I have yet to meet, send me seasonings, or other great products to use in my recipes.

If you do not know what herbes de provence are, it is basically a blend of herbs which typically include things like thyme, basil, marjoram, and fennel, among other things. Basically it is a mixture of great spices that really do amazing things for stews, chicken, or heck, what I did, potato chips

Homemade Potato Chips with Herbes de Provence Recipe

When I go grocery shopping, which is every other day, I spend a handful of time in the chip aisle. I am never interested in the standard chips like Doritos, Fritos, or Cheetos, but I spend a lot of time looking at the flavor combination from Kettle, and the like. Chips like Spicy Thai, New York Cheddar, and simple things like Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper really catch my attention. With that said, I am not a big fan of spending a lot of money on a bag of chips either, hence why I make my own. If you have never made your own chips, now is the time. You will be amazed at the flavor combination that you can come up with, and realize how simple and quick they are to make, and you know, a heck of a lot cheaper to boot.

Lets get started.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 3 Russet Potatoes, cleaned, skin on, cut into 1/4 inch thick
  • Large Bowl of cold water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Cooking Spray

Begin by heating your oven to 400 degrees. While the oven preheats, heat a small skillet and add the oil and garlic. Cook on medium to low heat for about 5 minutes, trying to get as much of the garlic into the oil. Remove the garlic, and reserve the oil, removing from the heat.

Homemade Potato Chips with Herbes de Provence Recipe

Make sure you thinly slice your potatoes. This is great practice with your knife skills. Once all of your potatoes are sliced, add them to the cold water, making sure they are all submerged. Let them sit in the water for about 20 minutes. Drain, and place them on a large towel, making sure you pat them dry.

Add the potatoes to a large bowl, adding in the oil, salt, and herbes de provence. Toss the potatoes making sure you evenly coat them with the seasonings.

Spray a large sheet tray with cooking oil. Add the sliced potatoes to the sheet making sure not to overlap or crowd. Place in the preheated oven and cook until a nice golden brown, being careful not to overcook them as they will get bitter. These take about 20-26 minutes in the oven.

Quickly remove, adding them to another bowl and toss with a pinch of salt. Serve warm or place them in a brown paper bag for later use.

When I placed these on the table, the kids took a glance at them, as did my wife. As soon as they ate one, it was as though we had the best bag of chips poured out onto a plate. Simple things make people happy, people like me who received a simple bag of seasoning. Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

9 thoughts to “Homemade Potato Chips with Herbes de Provence”

  1. What a lovely idea! I once made fajitas with herbes de provence given to me by a coworker as well. =) These look wonderful!

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  3. Hi,

    Thanks for your anwser. I found what was wrong with my chips. i used some huge potatoes, the big they are the longer it takes to cooks. i tried with small one and it took 25 mins instead of my usual 50. next time i have a big potato i’m gonna cut it in half.

    I’m gonna try your ‘Great Pizza Dough Recipe’ as mine is not working very well. hope i’ts good 🙂

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