Microwave Potato Chips?!

November 23, 2012

Yeah, you must think I'm crazy making potato chips in the microwave. Or on the flip side you might think I'm a genius, and you'll want to be making these with me!

I've been on a bit of a potato kick lately. I'm loving making potato wedges, breakfast hashbrowns, roasted potatoes, you name it. I love my carbs. So one day I was craving chips, and of course, when you crave something SO badly and can't have it, your mind will not stop thinking about it.

So then I started thinking of alternatives, but nothing was satisfying. So I decided to try something out, and surprisingly it worked. Thanks to my microwave! So yes, these are a great quick fix if you're craving some chips, and what I love about them is that they are quite healthy since they are made without oil - you need nothing except the potato itself, and some seasoning if you please.

They're not made with an energy efficient process, and you may want to argue that I am consuming huge amounts of radiation - go with your gut and do what you want. But these are a quick fix for perfectly crispy chips when I'm craving some and I love them. Let me know your results if you try these out!

{Sriracha Variation}

Microwave Potato Chips

1. Wash and slice a potato into thin rounds (1/8 to 1/16 of an inch thick). I use a mandoline for this process, but a sharp knife will work as well

2. Place the slices into a bowl of ice cold water for 3-5 minutes to soak. Afterwards, rinse them off until the water becomes clear

3. Dry the potato slices with a cloth or paper towel

4. Prepare a large plate lined with a paper towel, and place the dried potato slices on the paper towel, ensuring the potato slices are not touching one another

5. Season the slices to your liking (I like garlic salt!)

6. Microwave the potato slices for 3 minutes. Remove them from the microwave to flip them over, and microwave again for an additional 2 minutes. The potatoes should be golden brown & crispy, ready to enjoy.

*Depending on the size of your potato, you may have to microwave 2-3 batches in order to prepare chips from a whole potato
*If you have an inverter microwave, I would decrease the microwaving time by 30 seconds!

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  1. haha andrea! you're a genius! i'll have to try this. i'm a potato fanatic myself and this looks much healthier then whats in a bag. thanks girl!

  2. Wow... I never thought about using a microwave to make potato chips! That's so cool Andrea! Thanks for sharing it. I might have to try that out whenever I have a huge craving for chips. I love my potatoes too! ;)

    xo - Sheila

  3. It looks really yummy. Nice day.


  4. wow great idea!!!
    kisses from Milano

  5. looks and sounds so yummy!
    i will try this recipe for sure. ;D

  6. YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! This looks like a healthier option and at least you will be exerting some sort of physical activity while making it instead of just ripping open a bag :P


    1. Hahah I never thought of the physical activity aspect of it! :P

  7. Great idea! Those look so good, I'll have to try them!

  8. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :)
    these look so healthy and yummy! definitely going to try it out myself :D

  9. love the idea of these potato chips, they look SO yummy omg drooling!


  10. oooh, i gotta try this!


  11. that's such a great idea!!!!



    i freakin' love potatoes too! my husband complains that whenever we go to steakhouses i like the sides more then the steak bahahaha.. because i always insist on ordering over single side on the menu and then proceed to not eat the expensive steak because i'm so full on the sides and carbs bahaha! and then i end up taking it home and then he proceeds to lament about how nobody should eat quality steak the next day bahaha!

    anyways long story short this is so freakin' ingenious i'm so going to do this! it looks like it ends up like kettle chip consistency and i FREAKIN' love kettle chips!

    you know what i like to do with plain potato chips.. dip them in ketchup with lots of black pepper on it hahahaha.. and that is TOTES what i'm planning on doing with your microwave potato chips tonight!!! ahahah!

  13. Oh yay, I'm so glad you shared this recipe after I was ogling it on Instagram. I'll have to try sometime :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  15. Pues de sabor no se como estarían pero el aspecto no están nada mal. Igual lo pruebo.

  16. what a great idea! This looks so easy :D Can't wait to try it!

  17. I've never tried to make anything "crispy" using the microwave. I always just end up with "hard" pieces that are inedible, but this is a great idea! I'll give it a try. :)

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  18. Mh, det må jeg da prøve en dag! :-)

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  20. Wow, that sounds so easy! I can't wait to try it.
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  21. I finally got down to reading your blog, you magnificent microwave genius! The sriarcha version looks crazy good. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Haha, thanks Addie. Hope they work out for you too!


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