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.

Comments

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purefusion made it!(author)2010-03-16

I have made microwave potato chips several times. To keep them from coming out so oily, and still keep them from sticking to the plate, I use one of these brilliant gadgets.

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rf made it!(author)2010-07-16

Beginning to think you sell those things.

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rf made it!(author)2010-07-16

Sounds like homemade Pringles.

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Wasagi made it!(author)2009-11-28

 Intriguing, I'll have to try this!

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SnowPetal made it!(author)2009-02-02

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.

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ReCreate made it!(author)2009-01-12

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

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ReCreate made it!(author)2009-01-12

Im making this myself right know

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ReCreate made it!(author)2009-01-12

its like a big cookie?

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Kaiven made it!(author)2008-10-18

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

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nv_jenn made it!(author)2008-05-13

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

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boldinvest made it!(author)2008-01-05

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.

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pyro13 made it!(author)2007-12-16

wow this is a really good idea!

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Patrik made it!(author)2007-12-03

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

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2007-12-02

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

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