You don't need a deep fryer to make crispy potato chips. We toss thinly sliced potatoes with just a touch of olive oil, pop them in the microwave and voilà! Crispy, crunchy homemade potato chips with 8 grams less fat per serving than regular chips.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Slice potatoes into thin (1/8-inch) rounds. Toss the slices in a medium bowl with oil and salt to coat evenly.

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  • 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 on potato thickness and microwave power). Turn the slices over and continue microwaving until they start to crisp and brown around the edges, 2 to 4 minutes more. Check frequently and rearrange slices as needed to prevent scorching. Transfer the chips to another plate and allow to cool completely. (They will crisp more as they cool.) Repeat with the remaining potato slices.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

141 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 25.9g 8% DV; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugarsg; fat 2.3g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iuIU; vitamin cmg; folatemcg; calcium 0.2mg; ironmg; magnesiummg; potassium 806.9mg 23% DV; sodium 290.7mg 12% DV; thiaminmg.

Reviews (17)

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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Has anyone tried this recipe with sweet potatoes? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I LIKE THIS! NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT PUTTING POTATOES IN THE MICROWAVE!! tHANKS Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I've been doing this now for about a year. It's fabulous. Want to use less fat: clean the microwave plate and spray it with spray fat free oil. After drying your potatoes lay them on the sprayed plate and then spray the potato slices. Microwave from between 3 -6 minutes. You save even more on fat but still have that potato chip crunch. My kids and husband love these. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
mmmm cant wait to try it!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
These are fantastic! Great discovery. We use these as wonderful side dishes. If you want to spice these up grab some popcorn flavor shakers from the store. Sprinkle in a ziploc bag and after fully cooking coat them. Barbeque is my favorite. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2012
Great flavor and very simple to do If you want to add flavor buy the popcorn shakers and sprinkle on for flavored chips its wonderful I did ranch and Jalapeno and cheese wonderful! Pros: low fat simple fun Cons: none Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2012
Does anyone know what the dip used in the picture of this recipe is? Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2012
impressed I wasn't too sure about this recipe so I did an experiment. I followed this recipe and I place some in the oven. And I have to say this one came out better. I got a thumbs up from my 5 year old daughter which is a big deal from a very picky eater. Pros: crispy healthy favor. Cons: microwave. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I have made microwave potato chips several times. To keep them from coming out so oily and still keep them from sticking to the plate I use one of these brilliant gadgets: http://bit.ly/silpat Read More