Microwave Potato Chips
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
I make these all the time without the oil, and they come out crunchy and light. I don't understand the lower-star ratings (many are positive reviews but 0-3 stars, so I think it's a mistake, but it has a negative impact on the total rating). If they aren't cooking as fast as expected, remember it's very important to slice them thin, which is not easy to do without a mandolin - I highly recommend trying it again with a mandolin!!
I thought these were really good. I used a mandolin to slice the potatoes and I used my Pampered Chef Microwave Chip Plate. They turned out great with the curry powder and salt.
This recipe needs some adjustment but as a "chipaholic" microwave chips are cheap, easy and very, very good. You really do need a mandolin or slicer to slice the potatoes thinly and uniformly. I just throw the slices in a zip-top bag with just a little olive oil, probably only a tablespoon or so for three potatoes. Shake the slices around to coat with oil, then add salt and whatever other seasoning you like. Just be careful with seasonings that contain added sugar as they burn quickly. Then line your plate with a single layer of parchment paper. The potato slices will not stick and you don't have to turn them. Microwave for approximately 5 minutes; watch carefully toward the end of the cooking time and remove any that are getting too brown so that they don't burn. The moisture content of the potatoes and the wattage of your microwave will make the time vary somewhat but cook the chips until they're golden brown. One sheet of parchment is good for several batches.
These took a lot longer to cook, stuck to the paper towels and tasted like salty paper towels. Going to use the oven from now on.
These are soo simple to make. You can make any flavor you like
we call this a Dangerous recipe; very easy and very good. used a mandoline to cut the slices 1/16 inch, sprayed with olive oil spray, and had 2 plates going at a time. the kids love them!! hubbie says he will make these for movie night sometimes instead of the usual popcorn. karen
No comment left
What wattage microwave is being used in this recipe. Why is that no longer mentioned in MW recipes?
No comment left
Mine turned out great--I actually needed less cooking time. If sliced too thin, they tend to stick to the paper towels. Great lower-fat alternative when nothing else will do but potato chips!