Microwave Potato Chips!

This weekend, B and I were sitting around, a little hungry but not wanting to eat much after a late lunch, and I got an idea. I’d make something with that potato we’d had sitting around for a week.  Baked potato? Nahh, didn’t want to wait. Wasabi mashed potatoes? Sounded good, but I didn’t feel like going to that much effort for just one potato. Then it hit me – I would make my own potato chips – in the microwave – just like I’d seen all over Pinterest a few months ago. 

I admit I was skeptical that it would work and that they would actually taste good — but they came out perfect. Even B was really surprised at the crunchy, salty goodness I had created. Next time I’m trying more fun combinations – spicy, sweet, vinegar, and more!

Potato Chips in the Microwave

Potato Chips in the Microwave

Potato Chips – in the Microwave

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 baking (russet) potato
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pam or another spray type oil
  • Other flavors for seasoning, optional – we tried Parmesan cheese and oregano

Here’s what you do:

  • Clean and dry the potato.
  • Slice the potato into paper thin potato-chip like slices. Key words here are paper thin.
  • Spray a small plate with Pam.
  • Arrange the potato slices evenly across the Pam-sprayed plate. Sprinkle salt (or Parmesan and oregano … or other seasoning!) evenly throughout slices
  • Microwave chips for about 6-8 minutes. I nuked mine for about 2 minutes, checked on them, 2 minutes more, and then another 2-4 minutes, checking often. Chips will be golden brown when done – be careful not to overcook (they’ll taste burnt) or undercook (they’ll just be mushy gummy messes) slices.
  • Cool – and then enjoy!
Slice the potatoes really thin ..

Slice the potatoes really thin ..

microwave them for 6-8 minutes

microwave them for 6-8 minutes

homemade microwave chips