Homemade Microwave Potato Chips

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.


~ potato
~ oil
~ salt


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.

What do you think?

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  • Ashlee
    February 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 Wahrer
    February 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 Dixon
    February 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 Lifestyle
    February 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 Michelle
    February 3, 2021

    I never thought 0f microwave potato chips. I love the concept and will try these tomorrow with my daughters.

  • Kim C
    February 3, 2021

    Wow! This looks so tasty! I would love to give this a try!

  • Everything Enchanting
    February 4, 2021

    I love potato chips but never thought making them in microwave! I gotta try your recipe now 😍

  • Kimmy
    February 22, 2021

    I love homemade chips but never thought to microwave them! Ill have to try this.

  • Amanda
    February 22, 2021

    I’m going to have to try this!! I love potato chips way too much!

  • Danielle
    February 22, 2021

    I’ve never tried them mircowaved! Looks good!

  • vidya
    February 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 Moon
    February 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 Maybell
    February 23, 2021

    This is such a cool idea! I gotta try it out with the kiddos!

  • Sonia Seivwright
    February 24, 2021

    I love how easy this is.

  • Sharon Lopez
    February 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.

  • Cathy
    February 24, 2021

    Great choice for veggie. I can’t wait to try.

  • Monica
    May 20, 2021

    I’ve never tried these before. My family would love sweet potato chips!

  • Jeffrey
    April 25, 2023