Jun 11 , 2017
Microwave Potato Chips Recipe
2 large Potatoes, thinly sliced
Drizzle of Olive Oil (a drizzle or two for each batch)
Sriracha Sea Salt (a couple of pinches for each batch)
Other equipment needed:
Microwaveable plate — a plate that could stand the microwave heat
- Wash the potatoes under cold water, scrub a bit so you get rid of all the dirt.
- Slice the potatoes into very thin slices. You could use a mandoline, but I like it much better when I slice it with the sharp knife. Take your time and slice these really slowly and thinly. It makes a difference.
- Submerge the potato slices into cold water, preferably ice cold.
- Take each batch out of the water and put onto a paper towel. I used my kitchen towel that dried my potato slices to the perfection, but paper towels are just fine too, just use a couple of sheets to really get those slices dry.
- Line a large plate, that can stand the microwave heat, with two layers of paper towel.
- Place potato slices on the plate and drizzle with just a bit of olive oil on one side, then add a pinch or two of sea salt. I used sriracha sea salt, but you may use any salt that you prefer.
- Place the plate with potato slices in the microwave and turn on for 3 minutes. Allow it the full 3 minutes to cook.
- After 3 minutes, open the microwave and turn those slices around. This time turn the microwave on for 3 minutes.
- Some microwaves will take longer or shorter, it all depends on what microwave you have, but you need to get those slices crunchy so if they are still not as crunchy after 6 minutes, just turn them around and go for 30 seconds longer or until you reach crunchiness.
- Transfer the potato chips onto another plate and allow them to cool down before eating.
Make sure to change those paper towels after each batch because the potatoes from the next batch will stick.
The time will vary in terms of how long it will take for your potatoes to get into chip form. Test one batch and see what is the best for your microwave.
Make some space between potato slices when you are lining them up on the plate before microwaving.
The plate will be HOT, be careful when handling it. Take the plate out of the microwave with oven mitts or a kitchen towel.
Making in a regular oven: They will take longer and I don’t guarantee the same outcome in the regular oven, however I will suggest using a large, thin baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Recipe provided courtesy of Sandra’s Easy Cooking food blog.