Microwave Potato Crisps

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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.

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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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    14 Discussions

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    purefusion
    purefusion

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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
    rf

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Beginning to think you sell those things.

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    rf
    rf

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Sounds like homemade Pringles.

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    SnowPetal
    SnowPetal

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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
    ReCreate

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Kaiven
    Kaiven

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    nv_jenn
    nv_jenn

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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
    boldinvest

    12 years ago on Introduction

    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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    Patrik
    Patrik

    12 years ago on Introduction

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