Melissa's Cuisine: Microwave Potato Chips

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Microwave Potato Chips

Did you know that you can make potato chips at home?  And there is no frying involved?  These microwave potato chips are easy, delicious, and could even be considered healthier!
Melissa's Cuisine:  Microwave Potato Chips
I have a huge sweet tooth, and Mike has a savory tooth.  Is there such a thing?  He loves chips, and could easily devour an entire bag in one sitting if I would let him!

He was totally shocked when he found out that I made potato chips at home!
Melissa's Cuisine:  Microwave Potato Chips
This chips are fun and easy to make!  They do take a bit of time, and don't produce a large amount of chips, so I wouldn't recommend making them for a party unless you have a lot of time on your hand.  However, if you are looking for a single serving snack or a fun after-school or movie night treat, these chips would be perfect!

You'll want to keep a close eye on the chips as you bake them.  The first five minutes of baking are pretty simple and you can walk away from the microwave.  However, when you get about halfway through the second five minutes, you'll want to stay where you can peek into the microwave.  The thickness of your potatoes will play the largest part in determining how long they take to crisp up. Some chips may crisp faster than others.  You'll also want to keep an eye on the browning of the chips, you certainly don't want them to burn!  After the second five minutes of baking, you'll want to remove any chips that are completely crisp before returning the plate to the microwave.

These chips really are fun to make, and you could add in some spices to flavor them however you want.  Dill weed, taco seasoning, garlic salt...the possibilities really could be endless!
Melissa's Cuisine:  Microwave Potato Chips
Microwave Potato Chips

Serves 1

1 potato
baking spray

1.  Wash and peel the potato.  Thinly slice it.

2.  Press the potato slices between two sheets of paper towel to absorb the excess moisture.

3.  Place potato slices in a single layer on a microwave safe plate.  Lightly spray with baking spray and sprinkle with salt.  (You can use olive oil if you have a spritzer.)

4.  Microwave potatoes for 5 minutes, then flip.

5.  Microwave an additional 5 minutes.

6.  Microwave remaining potatoes in 30 second increments until all the chips are crisp.  Remove chips from the plate as they become crisp and brown.

Note:  As all microwaves vary, you may need more or less time to reach the desired crispness for your chips.  Keep a close eye on your potatoes and remove the chips from the microwave as they become crisp.

These chips are best eaten the day they are made, but can be stored in an airtight container.


  1. I never heard of this - will have to try it!

  2. Funny, I was just at a pampered chef party and they have a microwave potato chip set. I was thinking there it could probably be done without too much equipment! I might have to try this with the few left over potatoes I have that we didn't use last night for dinner!

  3. Beet chips are awesome in the microwave too, but you have to keep an eye on them, because once they dry out, if you keep cooking them, the sugars burn. The first time I tried it, one of them actually caught on fire lol. At least it was just the one. I got to eat the others to know how good they were, so it didn't deter me. ;) [#PinItThurs]

  4. I had no idea you could make these in the microwave, what a fun idea. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  5. Hi Melissa,
    Those chips look so crispy, I have to try these. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing, I've wanted to know how to do this... You rock!

  7. Ohh.. this is awesome! I am going to try it tomorrow for sure! Pinned and shared on Facebook. :)

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