DIY Seasoned Potato Chips and a Michigan-Made Meal

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

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! | foxeslovelemons.com

Recently, I decided 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! | foxeslovelemons.com

DIY Seasoned Potato Chips

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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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102 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. Those look so good, I need to make some.

  14. Those look so good, I need to make some.

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

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  25. This is such a great idea (you always have so many)! Now you have me thinking!! 🙂

  26. This is such a great idea (you always have so many)! Now you have me thinking!! 🙂

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

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

  29. 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!)

  30. 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!)

  31. What a great idea! I love your seasoning!

  32. What a great idea! I love your seasoning!

  33. 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!)

  34. 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!)

  35. Very creative way to customize your own chips!

  36. Very creative way to customize your own chips!

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

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

  39. 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!

    • 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!

  40. 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!

  41. 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!

  42. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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 🙂

  51. Haha yeah, the hot dogs have CHEESE BUILT INTO THEM! So dangerous 🙂

  52. 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 :))

  53. 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!

  54. 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 🙂

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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!

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. So smart and now must go and get chips.

  62. So smart and now must go and get chips.

  63. Thanks Isabel! Sounds like a project for your household 🙂

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

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

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

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