Intro: Microwave Potato Chips (Crisps)
Ok so this is one of my all time favourite snack recipes because I can make my own potato chips in my microwave! No having to worry about hot oil burns or not having your favourite thickness of chip, This recipe lets you make potato chips the way you want.
This is also incredibly healthy in comparison to chips fried n oil or the store bought chips because we use a very small amount of oil, without skimping on the taste. YAY HEALTH!!!
For this recipe I am using a vegetable cutter with 2 setting to make them about 0.5 cm thick (when cooked about 0.3cm) which my parents love and they are personally my favourite. They do take longer to cook but are totally worth it!
The thinner you cut the potato the less cooking time it needs. For me my thin ones were about the thinness of paper and is similar to the Smiths thinly cut chips.
This are the perfect snack and trust me you will want to be making these all day!!
Step 1: Ingredients
- 2 washed potatoes (keep the skin on)
- 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil
- Salt to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon)
THAT IS IT!!!!!
Step 2: Equipment
- Chopping board
- Vegetable slicer (or knife)
- Plastic ziplock bag,
- Large bowl
- Paper towel (You can also have kitchen baking paper too)
Step 3: Cut the Potatoes
First make sure to wash the potatoes of any dirt. You can choose to remove the skin but it really does not make a difference once they are cooked (plus you get extra vitamins and fiber!!).
Then with your vegetable slicer or sharp knife cut the chips to your desired thickness, keep in mind they will shrink when cooked as water leaves the potatoes.
I cut my thicker chips about 0.5 cm and the thin cut potatoes about the thinness of paper (hard to cut with a knife that is why i used a vegetable slicer).
Step 4: Get Rid of Excess Starch
To make sure that the chips become all crispy place the cut potatoes in a bowl of cold water (do not mix up the thick and thin potatoes) and let them sit for a few mintes to get rid of extra starch (this will make the water murky).
Then take the potatoes out of the water and pat them dry with the kitchen paper towels. Repeat this for the other size chips.
Step 5: Season the Potatoes
Now in your zip lock bag place your potatoes (one size of chips at a time) and less than 1 teaspoon of oil per large potato in the bag. Mix the potatoes around in the bag and then add salt (and pepper if wanted) into the bag only about 1/2 a teaspoon to start. Then shake the potatoes around until they are evenly coated.
Step 6: Cook the Thick Chips
Once the chips are seasoned put some paper towels onto a large microwave safe plate. Or instead of paper towel use baking paper if you find the chips are sticking to the paper towel. Then layer the potatoes evenly on the plate and add additional seasoning if you desire.
Place them in the microwave on high for about 5-10 minutes until they go slightly brown on the edges. This is dependant on how powerful your microwave is. After 5 minutes if they have not browned keep cooking them but keep an eye on them as they could burn.
Then take them out of the microwave and turn all the chips over and cook them for another 3-5 minutes.
Take the chips out and place them on a wire cooling rack. They may still be a little bit floppy at this stage but as long as they are browned a bit they will crips up. If not place them back into the microwave for a bit longer.
Step 7: Cook the Thin Chips
To cook the thin chips it is very similar to the thick chips except they take less time and are lighter and crispier!!
Place the thin chips in the microwave and cook them for 3-5 minutes either side as described above. Be careful as these are more likely to burn if you over cook them so keep an eye on them! Then place them onto the cooling rack with the other chips.
Step 8: Eat Them!
These are such delicious and simple chips to make and honestly are so delicious because for the first time you can make chips exactly to you liking if you like them as crispy and brown as possible cook them for a little longer and if you like them thick and chewy then cook them for less time!
I highly recommend you try them and share them with your friends and they are a healthier alternative to fried or store-bought potato chips!