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Microwave Potato Chips

Microwave Potato Chips!!! No, I am not crazy, lol. You can totally make your own potato chips in the microwave. All you need is a potato, salt, and a little oil and you will have a delicious (and good for you) snack in no time.

Microwave Potato Chips

I don’t know why, but I sometimes have a hard time getting my kids to eat potatoes.

Let me tell you, I did not have any problems getting the kids to eat these microwave potato chips! The chips were awesome and we all gobbled them up.

And yes, they were actually crispy!

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Tips and Tricks

  • The trick to getting a crispy potato chip in the microwave is getting them sliced super thin, either with a very sharp knife or mandolin.
  • Not skipping the soaking step.

Ingredients 

  • 3 to 4 baking potatoes | Russets work well or anything labeled baking.
  • olive oil | You don’t need much, the oil just keeps the potato from sticking to the plate.
  • salt and pepper | To taste.

How to Make Potato Chips in the Microwave

  1. Slice potatoes as thin and consistent in size as possible. 1/8 to 1/16th inch rounds. A mandolin works best (this one is great) but a super sharp knife will work too. (I highly recommend this Wusthof Knife Sharpener to sharpen your knives.)how to make potato chips in the microwave
  2. Transfer the sliced potatoes into a large bowl of ice water and stir around. Let the potatoes sit in the water for 5 minutes, place the potato slices on a paper towel, and pat dry.
  3. Dump the water from your bowl and add the potato slices back in. Add a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper to the potatoes and toss til coated.
  4. Spray a microwave-safe plate very well with olive oil.  (The potatoes will stick to the plate) You can also use the glass plate from your microwave so you can do more at a time.diy microwave potato chips
  5. Arrange the potatoes so they don’t overlap.
  6.  Cook on high for 2 to 3 minutes.  Flip the potatoes, and cook another 2 to 3 minutes until the potatoes start to turn golden in color.  
  7. Let the microwave potato chips cool for a few minutes as they will crisp up more as they cool.

Enjoy!

 

FAQ’s

Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes?

Yes, sweet potatoes work amazingly well and are delicious! Red potatoes work great too.

Can I skip the ice bath?

Yes, you can, the chips will still be good, but you will have a crispier result if you do the ice bath. The water removes excess starch, which helps you get maximum crispness from your microwave potato chips

Can these Microwave potato chips be made ahead of time?

Yes! You can prep and slice the potatoes a few days ahead. Place the potato slices in a bit of water in an air-tight container and store them in the refrigerator. I do not recommend cooking them ahead of time as the potato chips will not stay crispy.

potato chips in the microwave

What to serve with the potato chips?

So many yummy dips for Potato chips. Here are just a few:

Variations:

There are a ton of ways to vary this Microwave Chop recipe for different flavors. You can add:

  • Chili powder
  • Dash of lime and vinegar
  • Dill
  • Ranch powder
  • Dried Barbecue Rub (Stubs is my fave, but check your local favorite bbq joint to see if they sell their rub.)
  • Chili and cheese

Oven instructions:

  • Place the potato slices on a flat oil-covered cookie sheet. Bake the potato chips at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  • Give them a stir, flipping if desired, and continue baking until golden brown.

Air fryer Instructions: 

  •  Place the potato slices in a preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Give the basket a good shake, raise the temperature to 400 F, and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.

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Microwave potato chips

Microwave Potato Chips

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 min
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: microwave

Description

Microwave potato chips are super simple and so crispy in just a few minutes! All you need is thinly sliced potatoes a bit of oil and salt.


Ingredients

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  • 3 to 4 baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice potatoes as this and consistently as possible. 1/8 to 1/16th inch rounds. A mandolin works best (this one is great) but a super sharp knife will work too. (I highly recommend this Wusthof Knife Sharpener.)
  2. Transfer the sliced potatoes into a large bowl of ice water and stir around. After about 5 minutes, place the potato slices on a paper towel and pat dry.
  3. Dump the water from your bowl and add the potato slices. Add a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss til coated.
  4. Spray a microwave-safe plate very well with olive oil.  (The potatoes will stick to the plate) You can also use the glass plate from your microwave.
  5. Arrange the potatoes so they don’t overlap.
  6.  Cook on high for 2 to 3 minutes.  Flip the potatoes, and cook another 2 to 3 minutes until the potatoes start to turn golden in color.
  7. Let the microwave potato chips cool for a few minutes as they will crisp up more as they cool.

Keywords: microwave meals, potato chips, microwave potato chips, potatoes

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25 Comments

  1. Don't know if this was posted or not but…. set them on parchment paper and have two or three going at time! No sticking to the plate or try and easy clean up!

  2. Be afraid of the mandolin! I sliced my finger in two places the other day, trying to julienne without the tool.

  3. Oh, I love love love this recipe! I'm gonna skip the plate too and just put it on the glass tray. It's super easy to clean the microwave anyway. Just a bowl with hot water and some dish soap or even baking soda (gets rid of the smells) …

    And I pinned!

    πŸ™‚

    Linda

  4. Oh!!! I SOOOOOO have to try this!!!!!! YUM!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  5. Is midnight to late to eat these? I should not visit blogs like yours at night, it makes me super hungry~! I love your blog, new follower! Thank you πŸ™‚

  6. I have seen these around & wondered if it actually worked. For some reason I have been skeptical that the microwave would make crispy chips. Your pics look delicious though – I need to try this. Thanks πŸ™‚

  7. Those look so yummy and easy. I'm babysitting for a full weekend soon and we're definitely going to have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing.

    Found you via Ladybug Blessing

  8. My first question was 'are they crispy'? But you answered that!! They look delicious, I'm going to try some this weekend πŸ™‚

  9. What a fantastic thing to do! I had no idea you could get crispy potato chips from the microwave. Thanks for this post! These look wonderful!

  10. Wow, never seen the chips done in a microwave. Very nice! I will be trying this out, thanks!

  11. This is great, but I stopped eating chips because they are so high in calories and fat. I will try this out tonight for an after dinner snack! I love my mandolin – but always worry about "scraping" my knuckles off. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  12. These look tasty and easy…a great combination! Thanks for sharing! I'm following you on Pinterest now too. I hope you'll stop by Posed Perfection soon for a visit! Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Nici