Easy Mexican Potato Chips Recipe


Easy baked Mexican potato chips only use four ingredients and come together in a matter of a few minutes. We’ll also show you how to spiral cut your potatoes and thread them on a bamboo skewer to make them extra fancy.

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Potato Chips Mexican Snacks

In Mexican culture, just like America, potato chips are a popular Mexican snack. They’re enjoyed with a meal or just any time to help fulfill cravings of something to munch on, as well as craving for something salty.

Baked Mexican Chips on a Stick

Baked Mexican chips on a stick are simple to make with just three basic ingredients. And they look like fancy street food when you thread them onto a bamboo skewer to cook and serve. They just represent delicious and fun all the way around.

Cook’s Notes

We recommend using medium to small potatoes when making this baked Mexican Potato Chips recipe. The idea of threading them onto a skewer is one of visual appeal.

And when you do, you’ll want them to stand up by themselves rather than flopping to one side and becoming crushed. Using medium or small potatoes allows them to maintain their strength and the visual appeal of being threaded on the bamboo.

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Mexican Potato Chips with Lime Salsa

Lime Salsa is a favorite side to serve with Mexican Potato Chips. To make lime salsa you’ll need about 4 Roma tomatoes, 1 small bell pepper, ½ red onion, 1 garlic clove, ½ cup cilantro, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 tsp cumin, ¼ tsp paprika, ¼ tsp sea salt.

Potato Chips sold in Mexico often come with a packet of Salsa

Did you know that potato chips sold in Mexico often come with a packet of salsa? We would think that to be true of tortilla chips but are intrigued about salsa being a typical side of potato chips too. It’s all the more reason for you to want to whip up a side of salsa.

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Taste Test: Pringles Mexican Layered Dip potato chips

I’ve never really been a fan of Pringles, so I’m probably not the best one to give an unbiased opinion of Mexican layered dip potato chips. I love potato chips, don’t get me wrong.

I just don’t care for Pringles. To me they’re like eating the instant mashed potato version of the real homemade mashed potatoes. I’d just rather have the real thing. Have you tried the Pringles Mexican Layered dip potato chips and liked them?

How a Mexican snack became an American staple

In the last 10 years, research shows that more Americans have shifted to eating more Mexican cuisine. We tend to eat more tortillas and corn chips now than we used to. Potato chips tended to be the number one snack food item sold.

Salsa and guacamole are the most frequented sides with these snack items. Is it because Americans are becoming more health conscious and these snack items have fewer calories?

How to Make Homemade Baked Mexican Potato Chips Recipe

Homemade Mexican Potato Chips recipe is made by using Russet potatoes and spiral slicing or thin slicing them and then threading them on a bamboo skewer for baking. Season them with taco seasoning and salt for added flavor. Bake in the oven until they’re a nice, golden brown.

Prep Time

This recipe takes about 10 minutes of prep time to get ready.

Cook Time

Mexican potato chips take about 15 – 20 minutes to cook


This recipe is estimated to yield 2 servings.


baking sheet
aluminum foil
bamboo skewers
sharp knife


2 medium sized russet potatoes
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 teaspoons taco seasoning
2 pinches of salt to taste
2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (optional)
2 bamboo skewers


  1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Prepare a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and cooking oil.
  2. Wash potatoes and thinly slice each one into spiral or plain slices.
  3. Thread the potatoes on the skewers. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and salt to taste.
  4. Roast in the oven until browned and crisp, about 15-20 minutes. Serve with sriracha sauce if desired.

Nutrition Facts

The following nutrition facts are estimated based on a single serving from this recipe. Please note that nutrition facts vary based on the ingredients used as well as the brand used. Here are the estimated nutrition facts for homemade Mexican potato chips.

Calories 255
Total Fat 13.6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 598 mg
Total Carbohydrate 31 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Protein 3 g

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Recipe Variations & Other Information

Following are some recipe variations based on Mexican potato chips, that you also might enjoy learning about.

Healthy Mexican Nachos with Sweet Potato Chips

To make this dish, use sweet potato chips for the base. Then pile on all your favor healthy Mexican nacho toppings such as beans, cheese, guacamole, tomatoes, avocados, Pico de Gallo, and more. Place it in the oven long enough to melt the cheese and heat it through. Then serve and enjoy.

Papas con Cochinada – Mexican Street Potato Chips with Hot Sauce and Lime

Lime can be used as a cooling agent, so what better to pair it with than hot sauce. Potato chips and hot sauce, along with a squeeze of lime make for a tasty snack that can become addictive. Have you tried it?

Leading potato chip brands in Mexico

Just like in the United States, there are leading potato chip brands in Mexico too. They are, Sabritas, Barrel, Ruffles, and Simba. They come in thin fried and various flavors as well as thicker cuts and kettle chips. Sweet potato chips can also be found on Mexican grocery store shelves.

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Lay’s Potato Chips – Mexican Chicken Tomato Flavor

Have you tried the Mexican Chicken Tomato Flavored Lay’s potato chips? They’re from China, which seems a bit strange since the highlighted flavor is Mexican. Anyway, we’re told they’re supposed to taste like, well Chicken and Tomato. But the question is, do they really? And do they have that intended Mexican flair?

Introducing These Easy Sensational Mexican Fries

Mexican fries are a spin off from Mexican potato chips. They’re sensational too and they’re easy to make. See what you think!

Mexican Fries Ingredients

To make Mexican fries, you’ll need the following ingredients:
2 potatoes, washed with skin on or peeled
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp corn starch
cooking oil

How To Make Mexican Fries

To make Mexican fries, you’ll want to wash and prepare the potatoes. Slice them as desired and sprinkle with chili powder and corn starch. Then bake for 15 minutes in a 425F degree oven.

Customize Your Mexican Fries

You can use a variety of ingredients to customize your Mexican fries. You might try different ingredients to flavor your fries such as:

chili seasoning
taco seasoning burrito seasoning
enchilada seasoning
Mexican cheese blends

mexican potato chips held on skewer

What To Serve Mexican Fries With

Mexican fries can be served with a variety of dishes. Here are some of our favorite dishes to pair with Mexican fries.

Easy Rolled Chicken Taco Recipe
Grilled Stuffed Nacho Recipe
Bean and Cheese Burrito Recipe
Q’doba Chicken Copycat Recipe

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