6 Minute Microwave Potato Chips

Those who know me know I'm a potato fanatic. Fries are my favorite potato food (and one of my all-time favorite foods in general) but a close second in the dishes-made-with-spuds-category are potato chips. I'm not too picky on the brands but for me they must be either regular flavored or salt and vinegar. All other flavored chips from barbecue to sour cream and onion I turn my nose up at.

For this post I'll be teaching you how to make potato chips so easy, so fast and so delicious that I'm sure this will be one of your go-to snacks to make in the future. It only requires the microwave to cook and still gives you extra crunchy chips that have a rustic, kettle chip-like flavor to them. Best of all, they're not fried but still have flavor and crunch while allowing you to control the seasonings, making them a much healthier alternative  to regular fried potato chips from the mart. I've been particularly enjoying them as a munching snack with some cold canned beer in the evenings.

Cooking with a microwave may draw sneers from most cooks but let them sample this ridiculously easy snack and you'll win them over too.

6 Minute Microwave Potato Chips
Makes 2 servings

You'll need:
- 1 large Potato (or 2 small sized ones)
- A bit of Cooking Oil Spray
- Salt for seasoning

1. Wash your potato and either using a knife or mandolin slicer cut your potato into rounds as thinly as possible

2. On a large microwaveable plate, spray a bit of your cooking oil spray around the plate. You can alternatively just add a drizzle of canola oil. Then, arrange the potato slices all around the plate and add a few dashes of salt on the potato slices

3. Pop it in the microwave for five minutes. 

4. After five minutes, carefully take out the plate (the plate will be hot). The chips should have dried out and cooked up a bit. Carefully flip each chip over before adding another light dash of salt if you wish.  

5. Pop it back in your microwave and cook for another minute. Depending on your microwave setting and strength, the chips may not be browned enough after a minute. If that's the case, just microwave another minute or two (watching the chips carefully so they don't burn) until they're looking crispy and browned. Waiting a minute before serving will help them crisp up even better. Now crunch into your first chip and be amazed at how easily you just made potato chips. 

You can go wild with the seasoning you put on during and after the cooking process. Salt and pepper, barbecue seasoning, taco seasoning, parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper... these are all fun ways to spice it up. 

Get crunch'en! 


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