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




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

1 Potato
1 Microwave-safe plate
1 Microwave

Flavoring (Optional)

Step 2: Cut the Potato

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.

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7 years ago on Step 5

If you want to add cheese of any kind, do it in the last half-minute of the process. Don't overcook it. For an 1000W microwave lamp running at 100% power:

slice of cheddar, gouda, emmentaler: 10s
farmhouse cheeses, very fat, but somewhat dry, lightly astringent: 20-30s
extra-dry cheese like italian Parmesan: 30s-1minute -> this is your best bet!

Don't microwave blue-green cheeses. Nasty. Most should be eaten cold.
You may have some success with light white cheeses such as Brie, Camembert, certain regional varieties. Greek feta is not a good idea either.

Avoid factory-melt cheeses. They use various potassium salts which still linger. Microwaving them further transforms the composition of the cheese, making it unsuitable for eating, if not toxic.

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Reply 3 years ago

wow! you must know your cheeses!

Hello!! I got ur book on my i-phone yesterday and I tried this recipe from that book. It is a good recipe but Chips stick to the plate after I take them out of Microwave after 5 minutes of cooking. Please suggest some way to get rid off this problem. I directly placed the chips on Microwave plate coz I was not sure the plates I have are Microwave safe or not as We usually use stove and microwave is only to use when gas is not available.

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Reply 3 years ago

i had that same problem. what i did was put a tiny bit of spray on olive oil and/or butter. i also microwaved mine for about 3 minutes instead.

Zainy Apple Dash

4 years ago

This is very good recipe especially for those who are dieting.


5 years ago

Pretty good and fun to make!


hahahah .. we too started making papadums that way and then took it 100 steps further with the Papadum Express tray!

Nice one, nonetheless :))


11 years ago on Introduction

So one of my chips started sparking but I threw it out and then everything went fine. Also, mine stuck to the paper as well. Not only is this a good snack but it also helps steam any old food off your micro wave!

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Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

how do potatoes spark? i geuse it's one of earths unsolved mysteries. speaking of wich, i watched animal planet the other day. they had video evidence of "the missing link!" otherwise known as big foot. he murdered a guy trying to shoot a forest ranger. they also found video evidence of a ver large lizard thing. it has infectionous bateria in its mouth. the guy in it was eaten alive. he had a wife/girlfriend. a moment of silence....................... okay, i know that was WAY off topic. but come on, thats some intresting stuff.


Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

I'm thinking it could be any sort of metal bit embedded in the potato,from iron ore bits(my construction magnet picks up all sorts of small stones where we live(IL,near St. Louis)),to a piece of rust from a civil war relic,to even an old piece of foil that had been tilled under years before.If it was small enough,and situated within a slice,it might not be seen.BTW,professional wrestling is REAL!!!,and NONE of the towing/repo shows are staged,my wife said so,lol.Just kidding about the shows,but that's my theory on the sparks,and I'm sticking to it!


Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

you have reason too, they found ancient cave paintings of it in the dino era. And at the end of that time only creatures that could go underground or underwater survived that um... apocalypse. and it definitely wasn't a water dweller, nor could it dig underground...
... so it would have died out.


Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

You also have to take into consideration that people were a lot shorter than they are now, and that anything that looked huge back then isnt really that large, compared to our height. :)


Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

actually, those are made up videos based on the myths/ evidence of those creatures; it says so in the show.