We have been enjoying doing some fun cooking projects with the kids, since being stuck indoors in the winter can give us a little bit of cabin fever! We decided to make our own potato chips, which we enjoyed doing together.
Thinly slice your potato. We used a mandoline, but if you don’t have one, you can use a knife to make slices as thin as possible (1/8-1/16″ thick).
Once the potatoes are sliced, place the slices in cold water. I let them sit for a few minutes. Rinse the slices until the water is clear.
Dry the slices on clean dish cloths.
Place a paper towel on a large plate (one that will fit in the microwave). Do not layer.
Brush with oil and dust with salt. I recommend a fine salt for this. We did do some potato chips without oil, and that is fine too (the oil makes it more flavorful).
Microwave the slices for 3 minutes. Take the plate out of the microwave and flip the slices over.
Then microwave at 1 minute intervals at 50% power, keeping an eye on them so they don’t burn.
This was a fun project to do with my daughter, and we are looking forwarding to doing this again, as well as trying it with sweet potatoes.
AshleeFebruary 2, 2021
Everything about your title drew me in and I love that this recipe was super simple and so quick! I’m going to try this with my niece and nephew this weekend!
Mar WahrerFebruary 2, 2021
Yum! Homemade potato chips are delicious and I love the thought of making them in the microwave, A perfect after school snack idea!
Melissa DixonFebruary 2, 2021
It is nice when you can find easy ways to make a snack really quickly. When the craving hits this comes in handy.
Yeah LifestyleFebruary 2, 2021
Such a healthy snack and super easy to make as well. Will be making this with my daughter over the weekend for our movie snack time
Lavanda MichelleFebruary 3, 2021
I never thought 0f microwave potato chips. I love the concept and will try these tomorrow with my daughters.
Kim CFebruary 3, 2021
Wow! This looks so tasty! I would love to give this a try!
Everything EnchantingFebruary 4, 2021
I love potato chips but never thought making them in microwave! I gotta try your recipe now 😍
KimmyFebruary 22, 2021
I love homemade chips but never thought to microwave them! Ill have to try this.
AmandaFebruary 22, 2021
I’m going to have to try this!! I love potato chips way too much!
DanielleFebruary 22, 2021
I’ve never tried them mircowaved! Looks good!
vidyaFebruary 23, 2021
that is so cool.. we make these as well – bake or fry usually; and i should try them in the microwave
Forever My Little MoonFebruary 23, 2021
I have never tried making my own before but it looks like fun! I didn’t realize you could do them in the microwave!
Jazmin MaybellFebruary 23, 2021
This is such a cool idea! I gotta try it out with the kiddos!
Sonia SeivwrightFebruary 24, 2021
I love how easy this is.
Sharon LopezFebruary 24, 2021
I have never actually tried to do homemade potato chips but those look so good. I will definitely need to try it and thank you for giving me the idea.
CathyFebruary 24, 2021
Great choice for veggie. I can’t wait to try.
MonicaMay 20, 2021
I’ve never tried these before. My family would love sweet potato chips!
JeffreyApril 25, 2023
I HAVE READ RECIPES ABOUT THIS BEFORE. HOWEVER, THIS IS THE ONLY RECIPE THAT INDICATED THE SLICES OF POTATO SHOULD BE PLACED IN WATER FIRST AND THEN DRIED.