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Easy Microwave Potato Chips

Control your snacking options with our Easy Microwave Potato Chips!

These Super Fast Microwave Potato Chips are a quick snack idea that helps you control how many you eat. Move over Ruffles I DO NOT need the whole bag!

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What Do I Need To Make Microwave Potato Chips?

  • Potatoes– You can’t have chips without potatoes.
  • Olive Oil– Adds depth to the flavor of your chips
  • Coarse Salt– Without a pinch of salt, the flavor might be a little too flat.

How To Make Easy Microwave Potato Chips?

  • Wash and dry the potato. 
  • Use a mandoline on the thinnest setting to slice the potato into thin chips. 
  • Place them in a bowl and add the olive oil. 
  • Toss them to distribute the oil.
  • Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the microwave-safe plate. 
  • Place the potato slices on the parchment lined plate in a single layer. 
  • Sprinkle generously with coarse salt.
  • Microwave for 5 minutes, or until they become crispy. 
  • The exact time will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave. 

Eat right away or serve while hot!

How To Make Potato Chips At Home?

Slice the potatoes into a bowl and immediately toss them with olive oil. Season lightly with salt and arrange them in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake in the oven until golden brown. Season with salt & pepper when they come out of the oven.

What Potatoes Are Used For Potato Chips?

A baking potato is the most common potato used for making potato chips, but  you can use other potatoes as well. Each one will create a different type of flavor, and you may want to augment that flavor with spices like a chipotle spice or packet of Ranch Dressing.  Russet potatoes are usually flavored with butter and salt.

How do you thinly slice potatoes?

Slice the potatoes very thinly (about 1/8 inch thick) and uniformly so they cook evenly. This is a great time to break out your mandoline slicer or use a very sharp chef’s knife.

What can I use instead of a mandoline?

Vegetable Peeler- This option will give you the potato shape that most resembles those you’ll get from a mandoline

A Chef’s Knife- This option will give you a little thicker potato chip.

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Why Are My Homemade Potato Chips Soggy?

You are using low starch potatoes.

High starch potatoes tend to be a lot dryer with less water content, making them the perfect spud for frying. Low starch potatoes have a higher water content, and are great for boiling.

Here are a Few Example of Potatoes You Can Use To Make Chips:

Russet, Idaho and Yukon gold potatoes are starchy and great for baking, mashing and deep-frying. Their high-starch content produces an even color when cooking and their starch granules swell as they cook.

How Do You Keep Homemade Potato Chips Crispy?

Store them in an air-tight container for a period of several days.

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Potato Chips made in the microwave

Easy Microwave Potato Chips

Yield: 20 chips
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Control your snacking options with our Super Fast Microwave Potato Chips!

Ingredients

  • 1 russet potato
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to season with)

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the potato
  2. Use a mandoline on the thinnest setting to slice the potato into thin chips
  3. Place them in a bowl and add the olive oil
  4. Toss them to distribute the oil
  5. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the microwave-safe plate
  6. Place the potato slices on the parchment lined plate in a single layer
  7. Sprinkle generously with coarse salt
  8. Microwave for 5 minutes, or until they become crispy

Notes

The exact cooking time will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave.

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 406Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 0mgSodium 606mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 5g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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