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Satisfy your salty craving in just a matter of minutes with this microwaved crispy potato chip recipe! Sure eating an entire bag of chips from the store can be fun, but making homemade potato chips is rewarding and satisfying! 

Big bowl of homemade potato chips.

When I learned that potato chips could be made in the microwave, I was pretty skeptical. I mean how could you get that perfect potato chip crisp from a microwave? I was so proven wrong! In fact, my first round of potato chips were a little too crispy. But don’t worry, I have perfected this well loved recipe for and fixed my mistakes so you don’t have to! 

Why This Microwaved Potato Chip Recipe Works 

  • Very minimal mess, with no pan or stovetop to clean up. 
  • This easy microwave recipe is a great starter recipe to teach your kids something that they can cook on their own! 
  • Instant satisfaction with this one minute cheesy lunch. 

Ingredients for microwaved potato chips.
Ingredients For Easy Microwave Potato Chips Recipe 

    • Medium Sized Potatoes 
    • Olive Oil 
    • Salt 

How to Cook Potato Chips in the Microwave

  1. Rinse and scrub any dirt off of the potatoes. 
  2. Slice one end off of the potatoes and use a peeler to peel 1/8″ thin slices of potato.
  3. Immediately place slices into bowl of cold water, let soak as you peel the rest.
  4. Remove slices from water and lay them out to dry or use a paper towel to pat them dry (the drier the better).
  5. Line a plate with paper towels, lay slices on paper towels (not touching), brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove plate, flip over potato chips, microwave on high for an additional 1 minute 30 seconds, enjoy! 

potato chips on parchment paper.
This easy microwave potato chip recipe is easy, fast, and fresh, I love using it when I need a little crunch to the side of my sandwich or soup. This is also an easy microwave recipe if the kids need a snack and you will feel better knowing they are consuming higher quality ingredients. 

FAQs 

Do I have to soak my potatoes in water? 

Yes! As soon as a potato is sliced, it starts releasing startch, so immediately placing it into cold water will remove the startch. Startch will make your potato chips soft, removing it will make them perfectly crispy. You can also opt to wash your potato slices under cold water until the water runs clear. I just find it much easier to add them all to a ball of ice water right after I slice them. 

What kind of potato should I use? 

It doesn’t really matter! Have fun, experiment, and let me know what potatoes you end up using in the comments! This recipe will work with any potatoes, but I do prefer russet potatoes because it is accessible and affordable. 

Potato chips on parchment paper in a big bowl.
Are microwaved potato chips healthier than store bought? 

Of course! There are no preservatives in these potato chips or any nasty inflammatory seed oils such as canola or vegetable oil. You know exactly where all of the ingredients are coming from and just how much you are using. You can use this recipe to make a single serving just for you or to share with another person, totally up to you! 

Big bowl of homemade potato chips.

Potato Chips in the Microwave

Satisfy your salty craving in just a matter of minutes with this microwaved crispy potato chip recipe! Sure eating an entire bag of chips from the store can be fun, but making homemade potato chips is rewarding and satisfying!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2
Calories 62 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium sized potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and scrub any dirt off of potato
  • Slice one end off of potato and use a peeler to peel 1/8" thin slices of potato
  • Immediately place slices into bowl of cold water, let soak as you peel the rest
  • Remove slices from water and lay them out to dry or use a paper towel to pat them dry (the drier the better)
  • Line a plate with paper towels, lay slices on paper towels (not touching), brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes
  • Remove plate, flip over potato chips, microwave on high for an additional 1 minute 30 seconds, enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 2gSodium: 1mgCalcium: 1mgPotassium: 1mgCalories: 62kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 7gIron: 1mg
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