DIY Seasoned Potato Chips and a Michigan-Made Meal #SundaySupper

DIY Seasoned Potato Chips - perfect for a party! Eat warm, custom-seasoned potato chips right out of the oven!

It’s no secret that the state of Michigan and especially the city of Detroit have fallen on hard times lately. That’s why I buy locally. If each family in the state started spending $10 per week of their grocery bill on Michigan products, we’d keep more than $37 million circulating in Michigan each week! Buying locally creates jobs, reduces use of fossil fuels and helps the environment.

I’ve been buying locally for years, gradually expanding the inventory of Michigan-made products in my fridge and pantry. Michigan is a GREAT state to buy locally – there are so many great products and farm-grown produce here to buy! Some of my favorites are Blis Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple SyrupGermack nutsKoeze Peanut Butter or Velvet Peanut Butter (depending on the occasion), Kellogg’s cerealsHot Rod Bob’s Barbecue SauceJiffy MixEden Organic beans and grainsPioneer SugarDetroit Spice Company spicesSchuler’s cheeseGuernsey dairy,Groeb Farms honeySanders ice cream and hot fudgeDearborn hamGarden Fresh Gourmet salsa and chips (made right here in Ferndale!), and anything from Zingerman’s or Cherry Republic. And of course I can’t forget about all of the great beers, wines and spirits from my state – AtwaterBell’sFounder’sNew Holland (whose restaurant and bourbon I’ve reviewed!) Chateau Grand TraverseChateau Chantal and Valentine Vodka (also from Ferndale!). See? I told you Michigan had a lot of stuff! And I could seriously keep going and going…but I’ll spare you.

DIY Seasoned Potato Chips - perfect for a party! Eat warm, custom-seasoned potato chips right out of the oven!

Today’s #SundaySupper, hosted by T.R. over at No One Likes Crumbley Cookies, is all about farmers markets and local food, so I considered it the perfect opportunity to make an all Michigan-made dinner for myself! I had a Biercamp cheddar hot dog served in a bun baked fresh by the bakery at Holiday Market. I topped it with Cherry Republic Cherry Mustard and McClure’sSpicy Pickle Relish. I also munched on some Better Made Potato Chips and fresh Michigan cherries from The Produce Station. Then, I washed it all down with a Detroit classic – a FaygoRed Pop!

Where’s the recipe, you ask? Well, maybe it’s more of a method, but I seasoned the potato chips myself. Instead of buying barbecue flavored chips, I bought plain chips and whipped up a smoky barbecue-like spice mix for them myself! This has several benefits – 1.) it’s customizable, so you can use whatever spices you like, 2.) it’s fun, if you’re a dork like me, and 3.) you get to eat WARM potato chips right out of the oven – perfect for a party!

DIY Seasoned Potato Chips - perfect for a party! Eat warm, custom-seasoned potato chips right out of the oven!

DIY Seasoned Potato Chips

Yield: 1 bag of chips :)

DIY Seasoned Potato Chips


  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Colman’s mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 bag (10.5 ounces) plain potato chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In small bowl, combine chili powder, paprika, mustard powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne.
  2. Spread chips on baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes or until warm. Immediately sprinkle and toss with spice mixture. Serve warm.
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Garlic Scape Dip from The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen
Onion Bacon Jam with Bread n’ Brie from Gotta Get Baked
Kale & Pepita Pesto from girlichef
Garden Quinoa Salad from The Urban Mrs
Grilled Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad from Pescetarian Journal
Watermelon-Feta Salad with Pomegranate Drizzle from The Weekend Gourmet 

Soups & Sides

Watermelon Gazpacho from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Classic Gazpacho from Curious Cuisiniere
Pea Soup from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Pickled Garlic Scapes from kimchi MOM
Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Succotash from Magnolia Days
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Michigan-Made Meal with Seasoned Potato Chips from Foxes Love Lemons


Summer Veggie Pizza from Country Girl In The Village
Tomato Pie from The Hand That Rocks The Ladle
Kitchen Sink Vegetable Curry from What Smells So Good?
Margherita Pizza from Growing Up Gabel
Cheesy Zucchini Fritters from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Three Sauces with Summer Herbs to Transform a Simple Grilled Dinner from Cook the Story
Vegetable Quesadillas from Cookin’ Mimi
Mushroom Scallion Risotto from Vintage Kitchen Notes
Lemony Summer Linguine with Grilled Vegetables from Neighborfood
Pasta alla Norma Nuda from Juanita’s Cocina
Arugula Pizza from Family Foodie


Peach Cobbler from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Coconut Cherry Bars from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Lightened Up Peach and Blueberry Cobbler from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Cherry Brandy Cobbler from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Peach Maple Ice Cream from Pies and Plots
Cherry Clafoutis from Food Lust People Love
Roasted Figs with Caramel, Honey Ice Cream and Aged Balsamic from Crazy Foodie Stunts
Peach Ice Cream Paletas from Basic N Delicious
Gluten Free Sour Cherry Cake from No One Likes Crumbley Cookies

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  • T.R.

    I love your photography! They’re making me really crave potato chips right now!

  • Laura Hunter

    I have never heard of someone doing this with potato chips, very interesting idea

  • Jennifer Drummond

    This is a great way to have potato chips! I would never of thought of seasoning a bag of chips, so creative!

  • Jen @JuanitasCocina

    Ooooh, I had never thought of seasoning my own chips! LOVE this idea!

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    Well, if the method turns regular chips into these spicy beauties, it´s a good one! Love this idea Lori!

  • Courtney @ Neighborfood

    I couldn’t agree with you more! Buying locally is a win-win for everyone involved. My husband is from Michigan, so I’ve been introduced to several Michigan foods through him. We both have a soft spot in our hearts for Vernor’s Ginger Ale, and I still have never had better apple cider (or fresh donuts for that matter) than from their cider mills! This looks like such a great meal. There’s nothing like warm potato chips, especially BBQ–they’re my favorite!

  • Tracy Ann Guida

    Those look so good, I need to make some.

  • Liz

    I haven’t had BBQ potato chips in eons…and I’m sure yours are heads and tails better than the bagged version!

  • Laura Dembowski

    This is a really great idea! I love Blis Maple Syrup! I use it a lot in my baking and cooking. Also love Zingerman’s and McClure’s (their chips are tasty too!), and Germack pistachios are the best hands down. I have never taken a liking to Better Made chips as much as I have tried them. Maybe if I make this seasoning I’ll fall in love.

  • The Wimpy Vegetarian

    What a great idea to dress up plain potato chips!! Love it!

  • Sarah R

    Love how simple this is, it’s a total *of course!* moment

  • Renee Dobbs

    I’m pretty sure you just changed my life with these diy potato chips. Warm from the oven. Holy crunchy goodness Batman.

  • kimchi_mom

    This is such a great idea (you always have so many)! Now you have me thinking!! :-)

  • Christine Pittman

    What a fun way to jazz up something from a bag. Great idea!

  • The Ninja Baker

    I had no idea Michigan produced so much great food. Jiffy Mix brings such fond memories back of my grandmother’s cupboard. And Eden’s Organic puts out a very nice wasabi powder so I’m sure their beans and grains are top-notch, too. Speaking of high-quality foods – your seasoned potato chips could be another Michigan star. How about Lori’s Spicy Crisps? (I get 10% for the title – tee hee!)

  • Happy Baking Days

    What a great idea! I love your seasoning!

  • Heather

    Fun! I love supporting local brands, and that looks like absolutely the perfect plate. (…and I know I’d eat way too many of those chips…love!)

  • DB-The Foodie Stuntman

    Very creative way to customize your own chips!

  • Growing Up Gabel

    Oh man those look amazing! I grew up in Ludington and I miss the Michigan summers and produce!

  • Nancy

    Lori, that sounds like the best meal ever! My husband would knock me over to get to a hot dog – weiners are seriously his favourite food. Fabulous idea of making your own seasoning for potato chips. The stuff in bags are always so salty – here you can monitor what you put in. Love this!

  • Maureen, Milwaukee

    As a former Detroit girl now exiled to Milwaukee, I think this is a great idea – I’m going to be watching for Made in Michigan products!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks T.R., I really appreciate it! And thanks so much for hosting this week!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks, Laura!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Jennifer. There’s a fine line between creative and just plain weird, so I’m glad you thought it was the former :)

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Jen!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Paula!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Very cool, Courtney! What part of Michigan is your husband from? Vernor’s is just the best ever, and yes, our cider mills rock!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Tracy!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Liz! Sometimes I think the bagged BBQ chips are just TOO coated in flavor/spices, if that makes sense.

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Laura! Blis is just the best syrup ever. So expensive, but I really think it’s worth it. One of my favorite luxuries :)

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks so much, Susan!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Sarah. a.k.a. this is the week I needed something REALLY QUICK to make for #SundaySupper. Shhhhh – don’t tell.

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Haha, thanks Renee!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Amy! I bet you could come up with some great Korean-spiced potato chips. I know that Kettle brand has the Spicy Thai flavor, so you could compete with them :) haha.

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks so much, Christine!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Eden Organic does wasabi powder? I’ll need to look for this, I’m sure my grocery store carries it and I’ve just never noticed. And I promise – if Lori’s Spicy Crisps take off, you get 10% for life :)

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks so much, Katy!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Haha yeah, the hot dogs have CHEESE BUILT INTO THEM! So dangerous :)

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks DB!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Oh, I just love Ludington. I’ll always have fond memories of the beach at the state park, and Miller’s hotel (which I believe is pretty run-down now, but used to be a bit nicer :))

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Nancy! It WAS the best meal ever – enjoyed alone, in peace, in my backyard. It was nice. I used regular (salted) chips for this, but now that you mention it – buying unsalted chips and starting with those is a great idea. Especially for anybody that needs to watch their sodium intake but still like flavored chips!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Haha, “exiled to Milwaukee,” love it. A lot of Michigan things are starting to go nationwide (in particular, I think McClure’s pickles and Garden Fresh salsa), so keep your eyes peeled :)

  • Courtney @ Neighborfood

    He grew up in the Walled Lake/Commerce Township area. We may have to make a special trip to the MI cider mills this fall. We have a few around Columbus, but nothing quite compares.

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Oh, very cool! I have a friend who used to live on Walled Lake, so I was out that way quite often. Oh man – you are making me CRAVE apple cider and warm doughnuts now. Especially because the weather feels like fall now…in July! So weird.

  • Courtney @ Neighborfood

    Haha–I know right?! We’ve been having the same weather here. It’s kinda freaking me out. We went to the Ohio State Fair this past Saturday and I had to wear a sweatshirt. It felt so wrong!

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Same here – I went to a Tigers game on Sunday, wearing a JACKET. In July. Normally, I’d be in shorts and tank top, pounding beers to stay cool. On Sunday, I was all like “where’s that hot chocolate stand?” :) haha.

  • Family Foodie

    This is such a clever recipe and that spice blend sounds delicious! Potato chips are a weakness in our house and this would be fun to spice up some plain ones with the kids.

  • Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

    So smart and now must go and get chips.

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Isabel! Sounds like a project for your household :)

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Thanks Jane! I know – I don’t usually keep chips on hand, but I made an exception for these :)

  • Cindys Recipes

    I do our own chips at work. Nothing beats fresh made and seasoned ones!