Introduction: Crispy Crunchy Potato Chips in the Microwave

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In this episode of In the Kitchen with Matt, I will show you who to make Crispy Crunch potato ships, using the microwave! You can click on the picture below to view the video, or follow along with the simple steps, or do both.


  • Potatoes
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Favorite toppings (garlic powder, etc.)
  • Cooking spray


  • Mandolin Slicer - you can find it here. (or you can just use a knife to cut the potatoes thin)

Step 1: Wash the Potatoes

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First let's wash our potatoes.

Step 2: Slice the Potatoes

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Now we want to slice our potatoes really thin. A Mandolin slicer works really well for this. You can use a knife, but it takes much more time, and it is not that easy to get nice uniform slices.

Step 3: Spray the Plate

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Now we need to spray our microwave safe plate with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 4: Lay Out the Potato Slices

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Next, lay out the potato slices on the plate nice and flat. Then add a little bit of salt to them.

Step 5: Put Them in the Microwave

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Now cook them in the microwave on hi for 2.5 to 3 minutes. Make sure to watch them, the times will probably vary a little bit, depending on how many you have on your plate, and on your microwave.

Step 6: Ready!

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When they look like this they are ready to take out of the microwave.

Step 7: Serve

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Now it is time to serve them! I like to add a few more dry ingredients like garlic powder to mine. I also like to grab a little bowl of ketchup and dip mine in that, however, they taste great by themselves, and, they are super duper crunchy!

Step 8: Cost Break Down

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The costs will very depending on where you live. One potato for me costs about 20 cents. They would be even cheaper if your potatoes were on sale. Like during the holidays Thanksgiving and Christmas, my super market sales them for 59 cents for a 5lb bag. Do I always make these instead of buying chips? Definitely not, but they are something really fun to make, taste good, and if you have a little bit of time, and want to do something different with your potatoes. Give it a shot! :)

Step 9: Video Tutorial


Austin2003 (author)2017-06-21

this is awsome

Wowthatworkslikethat (author)2015-12-13

Thanks bro came out perfect

carir (author)2015-03-28

After 8 minutes, I ended up putting them in the toaster oven. Yes, I cut them in the thinnest setting and you could see through them. But they did come out crispy after 20 more minutes at 375.

mmm that is odd. I never had a problem, are you sure your microwave was set to the highest setting?

yusuf.warsame.18 (author)2015-03-03

wow, thank you.

You are very welcome!

ReptileGuy106 (author)2015-02-27

I've done this before and they are great!

beastkour (author)2015-02-25

These are amazing!!

Thank you! They are pretty darn cool! haha

Arrowhead82 (author)2015-02-25

I just tried this! Love it! Thanks so so much!

Awesome!!! You are so very welcome!!

4idesert (author)2015-02-22

Hi Matt - I see in your french fry instructable you say to soak just cut potatoes in cold water then dry throughly. But with the chips you don't soak at all (or dry)? Why is that? Does it taste different if you do soak them first?

That is a good question, I haven't taken the time to soak the chips, maybe because they are so thin, they don't really have a starchy taste to them when they cook in the microwave. I will have to give it a try! Great question!

crank_girl (author)2015-02-12

All I see is a problem cure of crisps - No Instructable...

crank_girl (author)crank_girl2015-02-12

Picture not problem!

Try it now, if you are still interested. I added the steps, and I included the link to the video again as the last step to see if it shows up.

Darn, yes, I guess the link to the video is not playing on all formats. I will have a written Instructable as well, for those who can't view the link.

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