Cut the potato into thin slices, as thin or as thick as you'd like.
Using a vegetable or cheese slicer (often found on a side of a cheese grater) works well.
The thinner the slice, the more quickly it will cook and the crispier it will be.
Step 3: Lay Potato Slices on Plate
Arrange the potato slices on the plate with the thinner slices on the outside and the thicker slices on the inside. This will provide for more even cooking.
Step 4: Add Flavoring
Add any desired flavoring. I have tried salt, salt and vinegar, cayenne pepper, seasoned salt, and garlic powder.
Step 5: Nuke it.
Put the plate in the center of your microwave and set it for five minutes. (cooking time will vary depending on how many chips you are making and the thickness of the slices)
Step 6: Watch the Chips
You have to watch the chips as they cook, because cooking time varies greatly. The chips are done when brown spots develop and they become crispy. Cook them as long or as little as you like to change the degree of crispy-ness.
Step 7: Enjoy!
Enjoy the chips and feel good in the fact that you are eating a low-fat, healthy alternative to traditional potato chips.