Microwave Potato Crisps

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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.
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Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Preparation

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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

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Microwave until it's crisp and brown. Remove from plate break into pieces.
purefusion5 years ago
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.
rf purefusion5 years ago
Beginning to think you sell those things.
rf5 years ago
Sounds like homemade Pringles.
Wasagi5 years ago
 Intriguing, I'll have to try this!
SnowPetal6 years ago
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.
ReCreate6 years ago
how thick should it be? mine is about 1.5 cm and yours looks like its half a centimeter
ReCreate6 years ago
Im making this myself right know
ReCreate6 years ago
its like a big cookie?
Kaiven6 years ago
Hmmm... could I just mash a potato and do this?
nv_jenn7 years ago
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
boldinvest7 years ago
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.
pyro137 years ago
wow this is a really good idea!
Patrik7 years ago
Try sprinkling a bit of grated cheese on top before microwaving...
dang, this looks good. really good. :-) (favorited)