Microwave Potato Crisps





Introduction: Microwave Potato Crisps

After seeing the microwave potato chip instructable, I tried making something similar using potato flakes. It came out pretty well. It tastes better than it looks, honest.

Step 1: Materials

  • Instant potato flakes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Vinegar (optional)
  • A microwave-safe plate (I used a 9-inch silicone cake pan)

Step 2: Preparation

The mix I used was:
1/2 cup flakes
1/2 cup water
1 tsp oil
1 tbsp vinegar (optional)
salt to taste

Mix this up and spread it on the dish. You can try using a rubber spatula but, frankly, it's easier to use your hands.

Update: I've also tried chili powder (not bad) and garlic salt (pretty good).

Step 3: Cooking

Microwave until it's crisp and brown. Remove from plate break into pieces.



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    Beginning to think you sell those things.


    Sounds like homemade Pringles.

     Intriguing, I'll have to try this!

    This is what I've been looking for! To make them thinner I rolled out the mix with a rolling pin (you can use a glass) between two sheets of parchment paper. I also scored the flattened mix before putting it into the microwave to make the crisps individual. Then you can just put them into the microwave right on the parchment paper.

    how thick should it be? mine is about 1.5 cm and yours looks like its half a centimeter

    Im making this myself right know

    its like a big cookie?

    Hmmm... could I just mash a potato and do this?

    this sounds really good.... i seen it and was like "i dont know" but read the intructable and wow... i have to try this... i love instant potatoes and i dont know anyone else that does

    Good idea. You can do nearly the same thing with shredded cheese by throwing a handful of it into a frying pan with oil, and turning the heat on to medium and melting till brown.

    wow this is a really good idea!

    Try sprinkling a bit of grated cheese on top before microwaving...

    dang, this looks good. really good. :-) (favorited)