Homemade Potato Chips In Your Microwave

The other day, I came across a ridiculously simple recipe to make your own potato chips using your microwave.  It’s something that I just would have never thought possible and I, of course, couldn’t wait to try it out!  Also, it’s got to be healthier than the greasy fried stuff you get in a bag!

Potato Chips

All you need is one or two Yukon Gold or Idaho potatoes, olive oil, and the seasoning of your choice.

– First, you just cut your washed potatoes into super thin slices  ( a mandolin would probably be great here, but I just used a good sharp knife and did my  best).

– Next, toss them in about a tablespoon of olive oil ( I find that throwing them into a plastic bag and giving them a good shake works best for me).

– Arrange slices on a microwave safe plate.  Try not to overlap too much or they’ll stick together!

– Season them to your liking (I like to use a little black pepper and garlic salt on mine).

– Heat on high for 5 minutes.

– Take out plate and flip your chips.

– Heat on high for another 3 to 5 minutes.

– Take chips out once they’ve browned up a bit and let cool for a few minutes.

Cooking times will vary a little depending on thickness of your slices and your microwave.  You’ll probably have to do them in a couple of batches.

I’ve tried this a few times now and it’s definitely a work in progress.   I don’t think I’ve quite perfected it yet, but I’ve definitely had some pretty good results.  A little time consuming, but a fun project.

Give it a try and definitely let me know how it works out for you!   Maybe, I’ll even try it using sweet potatoes next…

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  1. I tried this and they came out REALLY good. I know Bonterra makes balsamic vinegar potato chips. I will have to figure out how they do it and try that next time 🙂

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