Microwave Potato Chips

(from cscnfa’s recipe box)

Source: http://www.recipezaar.com/47195

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 22 minutes
Serves 4 people

Categories: Sides


  • medium potatoes (russet, yellow gold, or red potatoes)
  • your choice spices or herbs (granulated garlic powder, seasoning salt, cayenne pepper, dried dill weed)
  • olive oil, for microwave tray, plate


  1. If potatoes are old, peel and slice thin, 1/16" in thickness, slicing across the potato.

  2. If the potatoes are new or good skins, DO NOT PEEL, just scrub well, then slice them 1/16" in thickness, slicing across the potato.

  3. Sprinkle with your choice of spices or herbs or just leave them plain.

  4. If you have a microwave bacon tray, place the sliced potatoes flat on the tray in a single layer.

  5. Cover with a microwavable, round heavy plastic cover.

  6. Microwave on HIGH (full power) for 7 to 8 minutes.

  7. Cooking time could vary slightly, depending on the wattage of your microwave.

  8. You do not have to turn the sliced potatoes over.

  9. If you do not have a bacon tray, use a microwave safe casserole dish.

  10. Rub the inside of the dish with some olive oil for the first batch of potato chips.

  11. I do not know why, but I find that if you do not rub oil the first time, some chips will tend to stick to the dish.

  12. After the first batch is done, you do not have to rub the dish again.

  13. Continue to microwave the remainder of sliced potatoes as noted above.

  14. NOTE: You can also use PARCHMENT PAPER to place your potato slices. Place your potato slices, then sprinkle them with whatever you like and then place another piece of parchment paper on top. This will help microwave the potatoes more evenly and they should turn out nice and crisp.

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