Microwave Potato Chips
Recipe Submitted by Eileen Brown Derby KS
This can be found all over the internet however, we’ve been making these on New Year’s Day, when time in the kitchen is easy and not rushed. Not exactly a traditional food item but so much more healthy than packaged potato chips. And of course, no matter how we want to eat right, there is nothing quite as good as potato chips with a sandwich for lunch.
It’s been many years ago that I found this online. I printed it out and put it in my big kitchen notebook where I keep recipes from magazines and now those I find on the web that I actually like and make in my own kitchen.
Blurry photo but snapped just a few minutes ago. I guess I should have taken several to make sure one was sharp and clear. At any rate, my recipe is two printed pages with photos.
As you can see in the second pic down at left they use a mandolin to slice the potatoes. I do too, and it is the best way to get uniformly sliced potatoes for this effort.
A Note here: This can be a tad time consuming if you have a small microwave for heating only. In my kitchen there is a large microwave for cooking so I have a bit of an advantage. But, if you are making potato chips for one or two people, the time is cut down considerably.
This is also a great thing to do with kids. They love to spend time helping in the kitchen so you can task them with this as “little kitchen helpers.”
Yukon Gold or red potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed.
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
01 – Slice potatoes into thin (1/8-inch) rounds.
02 – Toss the slices in a medium bowl with oil and salt to coat evenly.
03 – Coat a large microwave-proof plate with cooking spray.
04 – Arrange some potato slices in a single layer on the plate.
05 – Microwave, uncovered, on High until some slices start to brown, 2 to 3
minutes depending on potato thickness and microwave power.
06 – Turn the slices over and continue microwaving until they start to
crisp and brown around the edges, 2 to 4 minutes more.
07 – Check frequently and rearrange slices as needed to prevent scorching.
08 – Transfer the chips to another plate and allow to cool completely.
09 – They will crisp more as they cool.
10 – Repeat with the remaining potato slices.
Potatoes should be golden or slightly browned to be really good, so be sure to adjust cooking times after the first batch. I almost always overcook the first batch! Also, I sometimes do peel the potatoes, depending on which type of potatoes I have on hand.
On New Year’s day (this time) I’m gonna write down the time it takes on the recipe I already have in my kitchen notebook. I don’t know why I’ve not done this before!