Potato Chips

Potato Chips

Jessica 1

"Make your own potato chips using your microwave. A tasty and easy alternative to store-bought potato chips (not to mention economical)! A mandoline would make slicing the potato into paper thin slices a breeze."
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35 m servings 80 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 80 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 295 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Pour the vegetable oil into a plastic bag (a produce bag works well). Add the potato slices, and shake to coat.
  2. Coat a large dinner plate lightly with oil or cooking spray. Arrange potato slices in a single layer on the dish.
  3. Cook in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned (if not browned, they will not become crisp). Times will vary depending on the power of your microwave. Remove chips from plate, and toss with salt (or other seasonings). Let cool. Repeat process with the remaining potato slices. You will not need to keep oiling the plate.


  1. 852 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I have made these potato "chips" several times before, and they are really good. However, it usually takes quite a bit longer in many microwaves for them to get crisp!

Most helpful critical review

These were very yummy once I got a successful batch, and I can see where they would be addictive. WAY better than packaged chips. It did however, take two failed batches before I had success. I ...

I have made these potato "chips" several times before, and they are really good. However, it usually takes quite a bit longer in many microwaves for them to get crisp!

I had no idea that a microwave could produce potato chips like this! My wife was blown away by the results^_^ The chips turned out crispy and thin and even curled like many name-brand chips. ...

I've been making my own potato "chips" for years. I don't even use the oil any longer. I spray with 'PAM'. It works great and saves those extra calories and fat. These are great sprinkled wi...

Believe it or not, I made these for a special occasion. I used a round plate in the microwave and placed parchment paper on top. I didn't have a mandoline, so I used a potato peeler instead. ...

I wasn't looking for this recipe. I only happened upon it by accident and thought it looked easy and worth trying. Boy, was it! I whipped some of these up for lunch (using the box grater slic...

I decided to try this with some feeling of 'this isn't going to work!' attitude. I fixed up my first batch, and put it in the microwave. I had to keep adding minutes until they finally browned...

Teenage son and buddies loved these! I sprayed the potatoes with butter flavored Pam and cooked them on a plastic microwave bacon-cooker-thing with the ridges....nice and crispy after about 5 mi...

These were remarkably good, never would have thought to try and make chips in the microwave. To solve the sticking problem, I just put a sheet of parchment paper on the turntable of my microwav...

This is a great homemade chip recipe! I just sprayed my microwave plate with oil (you will need to be a little generous) and placed the potato slices on it and then sprayed them. I would start t...