Honey Butter Chips

honey butter chips

The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

Prep: 40 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 4
Yield: 4 cups
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
360 Calories
21g Fat
42g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 311mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 642mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Honey butter potato chips are salty, sweet, and so addictive. The potatoes are thinly sliced, then dunked in a little vinegar bath before frying for the ultimate crunch. A honey butter glazes the chips to create a beautiful shine and crunch. This recipes turns up the heat with the addition of chili garlic sauce for a little kick in each bite.

These chips are a wildly popular convenience store snack in Korea that created a trend called "Honey Butter Craze" among South Koreans. The chips can be hard to find in certain areas of the United States, so this recipe makes it easy to enjoy at home.

You can slice the potatoes ahead of time if you’re looking to save time. Make sure not to skip the rinsing or the soaking process if you want the chips super crispy. Use the best quality butter and honey you can find—believe us, it makes a difference. Look for French or Irish butters, and stick to a local honey if you can for the best flavor. These chips are delicious hot out of the honey glaze, so we suggest eating them as soon as they're cool enough to handle.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound russet potatoes

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce

  • Sea salt, for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    honey butter chip ingredients
  2. Slice the potatoes to about 1/16-inch thickness preferably using a mandoline.

    thinly sliced potatoes
  3. Rinse the potatoes in cold water until the water runs clear. This washes the starch off the potatoes, which will help them crisp.

    rinsed potato slices
  4. Add the white vinegar to 4 cups of cold water. Transfer the sliced potatoes to the liquid and soak for 30 minutes.

    soaked potato slices
  5. Drain the potatoes, rinse, and pat completely dry.  While the potatoes are drying, heat the oil in a large pot to frying temperature, 375 F. You can use a frying or candy thermometer to help you keep an eye on the temperature.

    dried potato slices
  6. Fry the chips in batches, about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently with a slotted spoon until golden brown.

    fried potato slices
  7. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the chips to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.

    fried potato chips
  8. Once you’re done frying, heat the butter, honey, and chili garlic sauce in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until melted and incorporated.

    honey butter in a saucepan
  9. Remove the paper towels from the baking sheet with the chips, then drizzle the honey butter mixture over the chips. Gently toss to coat. (You can also toss the chips with the honey butter in a large bowl, if desired.)

    chips tossed with honey butter
  10. Sprinkle the honey butter chips with some sea salt to taste and serve immediately.  These chips will not store well, so make sure to enjoy right away.

    honey butter chips

Recipe Tips

  • You can omit the chili garlic sauce if you’re not looking for a slightly spicy chip. The honey and butter on their own are just as delicious. 
  • Unsalted butter also works, just toss the chips with additional salt to taste.

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