How to Make Delicious, Healthy Homemade Potato Chips With a Microwave!

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Looking for a healthy, low-fat, easy, and delicious alternative to store-bought fried potato chips? Look no further!
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Step 1: What You Need

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1 Potato
1 Microwave-safe plate
1 Microwave

Flavoring (Optional)

Step 2: Cut The Potato

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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Enjoy the chips and feel good in the fact that you are eating a low-fat, healthy alternative to traditional potato chips.
mmccall13 years ago
Does this work with other vegetables, or do they just turn mushy. Really trying to figure out how to cook or dehydrate veggies that makes them more snackable.
pixelate4 years ago
Mine were okay... ish
chixi964 years ago
wow awsome! i made them n mother loved them
tqwerty4 years ago
Damn!! I wasn't watch for two seconds and then BOOM, not explosion boom but emphasis boom, 2 of them were burnt, but the rest were perfect.. I guess I'll give those ones to my brother
tqwerty4 years ago
Ok so I had to take the thin ones off the plate after 6 minutes (they smell like Mickey d's fries) and I put the thicker ones back in for 3? Minutes. Mm they taste good
tqwerty4 years ago
Are they tasty cold?
tqwerty4 years ago
Ommnomnomnom this is delish... But I haven't even tried them yet. Great instruct able, mine are still in the microvave but they are taking more than five mintutes.. ( though I have to admit I'm not very good at cutting) I can't wait to try them! I used salt and olive oil
Pilgrimm5 years ago
You might have an easier time of separating the chips from the plate if you use a piece of bakers parchment, lightly oiled with cooking spray, between the chips and the plate. This should also work in the conventional oven, and if you're lucky enough not to burn, then you can use the parchment over again for a second batch. "Betcha can't eat just one...." (Batch, that is...) Great guide!
Yourockimhome sick and i was so hungry but nothin in my house sounded great untill i checked the quick and easy recipies and saw this you are a freakin life savor THANK YOU!
same here
DorkDude5 years ago
YAYY. I love chips, but I wwanted to start eating a bit more healthy and...
the magic key.
Thanks so much
DEADMAU5FTW5 years ago
what was the best seasoning?
thatkidwithayoyo (author)  DEADMAU5FTW5 years ago
I liked kosher salt the most.
Hexpigge6 years ago
first you need to wash potato chips (um-microwaved) with cold water then they shouldnt stick to other things or each other . awesome guide :D
r_morr7 years ago
Hi, great idea! I tried it but all my chips stuck to the plate & I had to chisel them off!! Did you use a paper plate or something other than a ceramic microwave-safe plate? Thanks.
thatkidwithayoyo (author)  r_morr7 years ago
I used a paper plate.