What better way to follow-up yesterday’s “cleaning the microwave” post than with the ultimate microwave snack!
Microwave Potato Chips!
I think I just heard a bunch of you say, “Shut the front door!” That’s what *I* said when I saw this today! I was awestruck by the fabulousness of this idea...and amazed I’d never heard of it before. However, I might be the only one! After googling “microwave potato chips” I found page after page of references to these crispy treats.
I guess I’m the one “living under a rock” today. :-)
Of course the SKEPTIC in me found it extremely hard to believe that making potato chips in the microwave could be as easy as Carolyn at Food Gal said it was. So I immediately put it to the test. And when I say IMMEDIATELY….I mean…immediately. Thirty minutes ago I was sitting here working on my laptop…no snacks in sight. Now I am sitting here typing on my laptop with a bowl of fresh homemade potato chips right next to me, happily crunching away. :-)
Not only are they as easy as described….they are delicious! But what is REALLY amazing is how CRISPY and CRUNCHY they are! Out of the microwave! Still scratching my head on that one.
Microwave Potato Chips
- Slice 1 to 2 potatoes, depending on size, VERY thin! (I used small, red potatoes and was able to fit two of them on a plate)
- Put the slices in a small bowl and drizzle with some olive oil (or whatever oil you prefer)
- Sprinkle on some salt to taste (this is where you could get really creative and try all sorts of different seasonings!)
- Arrange potato slices in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate.
- Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes (timing will vary depending on the power of the microwave and the thickness of the slices).
- Turn the slices over (careful…they’re HOT!)
- Microwave again for another 2-3 minutes or until they start to brown and get crispy on the edges.
- Remove from microwave and allow to cool completely. (They will continue to crisp up as they cool).
- Repeat process for as many potatoes as you like!
Since I cut my potato chips with a knife…they varied slightly in thickness, which I think added to their rustic appeal. Using a mandolin would ensure thinner, more uniform slices.
Uh-oh….I just realized I ate the whole bowl of chips! Oh well……at least they were HEALTHY!
And my newly-cleaned microwave???? STILL CLEAN and SHINY! This has been a GOOD day! :-)