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Crispy Microwave Potato Chips

4.7 from 33 votes
You won't believe how easy it is to make Crispy Microwave Potato Chips for delicious, crunchy chips containing all-natural ingredients.
Make Crispy, Homemade Potato Chips in the Microwave!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Potato Chips are one of the world’s most popular snacks. With their salty deliciousness they are what I consider a guilty pleasure. So I thought why not change that up and take away a bit of the guilt? So we are going to make our very own Microwave Potato Chips! Yes, you read that right. And just in case you are wondering, these potato chips come out beautifully crispy and crunchy just like store bought, except ours contain all natural ingredients.

To make Potato Chips, you thinly slice Potatoes with a chopping knife (you can use a serrated knife if that’s the only one you have).

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Plunge the thinly sliced potato into an ice bath. This washes away the starch and helps the chips crisp once cooked.

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Pat the potato slices dry and lay them in a single layer on a plate lined with parchment paper. Brush both sides of each slice with some olive oil and sprinkle over some salt.

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Microwave for a few minutes then flip over and microwave again until crisp and golden.

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What did I tell you? The photos don’t lie. Beautifully cooked, crunchy Potato Chips made in the Microwave. Now just make them yourselves and spread the word.

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Crispy Microwave Potato Chips

4.7 from 33 votes
You won't believe how easy it is to make Crispy Microwave Potato Chips for delicious, crunchy chips containing all-natural ingredients.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
You won't believe how easy it is to make Crispy Microwave Potato Chips for delicious, crunchy chips containing all-natural ingredients.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized potatoes (Russet, or any type you like)
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ice water
  • BBQ Flavor
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Ranch Flavor
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley , crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

  • Rinse potatoes, scrubbing any dirt off skin. Peel if desired, but I like chips with the skins on.
  • Thinly slice your potatoes using a knife. The thinner, the better, so you want to slice thinly enough that you are almost shaving the potato; so thin they are transparent. Slices should be between 1/8 - 1/16 inch thick.
  • Immediately place slices in ice water. This helps to remove the starch and create crispy chips with those delicious air pockets.
  • Dry both sides well on a kitchen towel or paper towel. The dryer they are the better they will crisp.
  • Line a plate with a piece of parchment paper. Lay the potato slices out so they aren't touching. Brush with a little olive oil, then sprinkle with salt.
  • Microwave on high for roughly 1.30- 2.30 minutes on one side, and then roughly 1 - 2 minutes on the other side or until golden brown. Timing may vary based on your microwave. You will know when they are done as they will crisp and turn a toasted brown color.
  • Sprinkles the finished potato chips with salt and enjoy
  • BBQ flavor : In a freezer bag or bowl combine the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and chili powder. Sprinkle mix over finished potato chips
  • Ranch flavor : In a freezer bag or bowl combine all of the ingredients. Sprinkle mix over finished potato chips
  • If not eating straight away, then store in an airtight container or plastic bag. Transfer chips to a bowl, then repeat with the remaining slices. And enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can refrigerate raw slices ahead ahead of time for on demand baking. Just place in water in an airtight container.
Try different kinds of potatoes. Golden and red potatoes crisp up nicely also.
*Traditional Oven Instructions: es! Bake at 350F/180C on a flat baking tray. Check after 10 minutes or so, you may need to stir them on the plate. Continue until browned and baked. Use baking paper for ease, or oil the baking tray.

 

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Mehar
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Mehar
1 month ago

Hi, Gemma, I don’t have any onion powder (for the BBQ Seasoning) at home and I’m too lazy to buy some so Is it alright If I skip it or is it a crucial part of the recipe?

Thanks, Mehar.

Angela Woolems
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Angela Woolems
3 months ago

Hi, I just tried to make these and the timing was way off even though my microwave is a 1200 as well. I’ve also followed a 3 min one side the 2 mins on other side and still they weren’t crispy or got way to dark. I even used a Madeline that was paper thin. Thanks for any advice. I love all you’re recipes and most time they don’t go wrong. Hugs

Devorah
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Devorah
4 months ago

Hey gemma, I live in a country that does not have salt and vinegar flavored crisps, do you have a recipe for making them?

sunni
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sunni
5 months ago

greetings, Gemma…I made these chips and oooohhh…yummmmy…sadly my microwave is rinky dinky (700) so it took ten minutes but on the up side they came out great and I didn’t turn them….thank you for sharing…been following your recipe ideas and you are soooo talented…:)…one question tho…how do you stay thin…????

Renee
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Renee
8 months ago

I made these chips today and they were great, super crunchy! My only problem is I put them a deli style container with a lid and when I went to eat some later they weren’t crispy anymore, they were chewy. Did I store them wrong? I know it wasn’t the recipe because they were great when they were first done.

Mari
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Mari
8 months ago

Two questions:
1. What was the issue using a mandolin (in video you mentioned it didn’t work)?

2. I love vinegar and salt chips. Can you suggest seasonings to do that? Using vinegar makes them soggy.

Kate1286
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Kate1286
8 months ago

Hi Gemma, This was the gateway video that led me to your site. I was looking for “healthier” ways to indulge my love of potato chips, and when I saw the words ‘microwave’ and ‘potato chips’ in the same headline my interest was piqued. It was a so easy, and I’m telling everyone I know how awesome they came out! The first time I think I put too many on the plate at once, so they took a little longer to crisp. But the second batch were perfect! I also have a problem with portion control, so when you said… Read more »

Lily117lover
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Lily117lover
9 months ago

Hi gemma!

Been followed your recipes for a while and been done many great Baking with your recipes! Totally!love it! Especially the honeycomb Crunchie Bars.. My family love it!

I just wanna ask,
Can i cook the potato chip in stovetop pan instead microwave? I didn’t have microwave nor oven.. But i success baking your best ever chocolate chips Cookies using non stick pan..

Rachel
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10 months ago

If using a traditional oven rather than a microwave, do you need to flip them halfway through?

Veronica
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Veronica
10 months ago

Hi Gemma, I loved these chips! I was wondering if you had any recipies for picky eaters al all! Thanks, Veronica.

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