Saturday, February 11, 2012

Microwave Potato Chips

These were a little more trouble to make than I originally anticipated...but they were good. I'd say definitely let them cool for a while..they crisp more as they cool. I highly recommend using a julian potato cutter ifyou have one, so that you can get the slices the same thickness. Some of mine were better than others (because of the varying level of thickness). I might invest in a Julian fry cutter, because these were good.

  • 1 medium baking potato
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (feel free to experiment with different spices)
  • Cooking spray
  1. Slice potatoes into 1/8-inch rounds for thicker potato chips. For thinner ones, use a mandolin to cut very thin slices. Toss slices in a medium bowl (I used a gallon sized ziploc bag and shook it) with oil and salt to coat evenly.
  2. Coat a large microwave-proof plate with cooking spray. Arrange some potato slices in a single layer on the plate. Microwave, uncovered, on High until some slices start to brown, 2 to 3 minutes (depending upon potato thickness and microwave power).
  3. Turn slices over (they will be hot, so take care with your fingers) and continue microwaving until they start to crisp and brown around the edges, about 35 seconds for very thin potato slices to 2 to 4 minutes for thicker slices. Check frequently and rearrange slices as needed to prevent scorching. Transfer chips to another plate and allow to cool completely. (They will crisp up more as they cool.)
  4. Repeat process with any remaining slices.

Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Makes 1 serving

Nutrition
Calories ~140
Fat 5g
Sodium 590mg
Carbs 26g
Fiber 2g
Protein 4g

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