Potayto, Potahto

I’d heard about this cooking method several times but was skeptical of the results.  Crispy potato chips… from the microwave?  No way.

Yes 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.)

Watch out!

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.

Sorta looks like apple slices

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.

Pretty awesome

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!

Source: A Lingonberry Jam original


10 thoughts on “Potayto, Potahto

  1. Krista, I am shocked, shocked, shocked! You used a cooking spray: isn’t that fake, chemical stuff that comes out of a can??!! And to think you dissed Cheese Whiz… ;-)

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