Saturday, September 8, 2012

Potato Chips in the Microwave!

So I kind of dropped the ball last month with my cooking. Only four recipes for all of August and one of them belonged to Eric's mom. I plan to make up for it this month, starting with three days of chips! Potato chips, a new version of zucchini chips, and banana chips.

I've seen lots of recipes for potato chips made in the microwave, but I've been skeptical. How is a microwave going to make potatoes crisp? And I'm not a huge potato chip person to begin with; I'd rather snack on crackers. But curiosity got the best of me. And it actually works! You can make delicious, healthy, crisp potato chips in your microwave in about ten minutes!

These potato chips actually taste like potato and not grease.
Russet potatoes, scrubbed and dried
Cooking spray

If you want, you can skin your potatoes, but I don't.

Slice the potatoes into paper thin slices. The easiest way to do this is with a mandolin (the food cutter, not the instrument). If you don't have one, the culinary utensil is well worth the $20 investment.

Place wax paper on a microwave-safe plate. Spray the paper with cooking spray and arrange the potato slices in a single layer on the plate. Season with salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper . . . whatever your heart desires.

On high-power, microwave the chips for 4 to 6 minutes. Let the potatoes rest for 1 minute. I don't know why this rest period makes a difference, but it does. Then cook your potatoes for another 4 to 6 minutes or until brown spots begin to appear on the chips. Every microwave cooks differently so you're going to have to keep an eye on the potato chips the first time you cook them so they don't burn. In my microwave, 5 minutes then 4 minutes works perfectly.

Store in an air-tight container.

Eric loves salt and vinegar chips. You can also makes these in the microwave. Just dip the potato slices in balsamic vinegar, arrange on the plate, season with salt (I use kosher salt), and cook.

Salt and Vinegar Chips



More Chip Recipes:
Baked Apple Chips
Banana Chips
Homemade Pita Chips
Kale Chips
Snowflake Tortilla Chips 
Zucchini Chips 2.0


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