I’d heard about this cooking method several times but was skeptical of the results. Crispy potato chips… from the microwave? No way.
First, I sliced a potato paper thin. I used a knife because I needed to get the slices even thinner than my mandolin would allow, and I cut the potato in half first to make it easier to slice. (This resulted in ridiculous half-moon potato chips, but at least I didn’t lose any fingers in the process.)
Then, I simply spread the slices on parchment paper that had been sprayed with cooking spray. I sprayed the tops of the slices and sprinkled them with a barbecue spice mixture.
I microwaved them on high for about five minutes, and voila! Delicious, crispy, practically fat-free homemade potato chips. It would take a significant amount of time to make enough for a crowd, but Gabe and I are more than happy to just make them for ourselves.
Microwave Potato Chips
This recipe is flavored with a barbecue-style spice mixture. The chips are also good with just salt. Using cooking spray makes them practically fat-free!
- 1 potato
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/4 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- dash of nutmeg
- salt and pepper, to taste
Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit your microwave tray and spray lightly with cooking spray. Slice potato very thinly. Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Arrange slices of potato on the parchment paper and spray again with cooking spray. Sprinkle with spice mixture.
Microwave on high for 5 minutes, or until chips curl and turn brown. Watch carefully so they don’t burn!
Remove from microwave and enjoy!
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