• Potato and sweet potato chips are timeless classics, beloved by many. But did you know that you can achieve the same crispy, delectable results in a matter of minutes using your microwave? Yes, it’s true! 

    Say goodbye to the hassle of deep frying and embrace the convenience of microwave cooking. Making potato chips in the microwave is a quick and easy way to satisfy your snack cravings.

    Here’s a simple recipe to make microwave potato chips:


    • 1 large potato or sweet potato
    • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
    • Salt and your choice of seasoning (e.g., paprika, garlic powder, or cayenne pepper)


    1. Prepare the Potato

    Wash the potato thoroughly to remove any dirt.

    Slice the potato as thinly as possible. You can use a sharp knife or mandoline slicer. The thinner the slices, the crispier your chips will be.

    2. Soak the Slices (Optional):

    If you have time, you can soak the potato slices in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes. This can help remove excess starch and make the chips crispier. After soaking, drain and pat them dry with a paper towel.

    potatoe chips

    3. Season the Chips:

    Place the potato slices in a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Toss the slices to ensure they are evenly coated with oil. Sprinkle the chips with salt and your choice of seasonings. You can get creative with the seasonings to suit your taste.

    4. Microwave Cooking:

    Arrange the seasoned potato slices in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate lined with baking paper. Make sure they do not overlap; it’s best to cook them in batches if necessary.

    Microwave the chips on high for about 4-7 minutes. (Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your slices and the power of your microwave. Keep a close eye on them, as they can quickly go from crispy to burnt.) Microwave them in 30-second increments, checking for doneness after each increment. When they start to turn golden brown and become crispy, they are ready. 

    5. Cool and Serve:

    Remove the chips from the microwave and let them cool for a minute or two. They will continue to crisp up as they cool.

    Enjoy your homemade microwave potato chips as a snack or side dish and you can even pair it with your favourite dip!

    TIP: Be cautious when microwaving potato chips, as the cooking time may vary depending on your microwave’s wattage and the thickness of the slices. It’s essential to watch them closely to prevent overcooking and burning. 

    Now, with this quick and easy microwave method, you can satisfy your chip cravings in no time. Whether you prefer classic potato chips or the sweet and savoury notes of sweet potato chips, you’ll be amazed at how delicious and crispy they turn out without the need for a deep fryer!

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