Microwave Potato Chips (Really.)

This is mind blowing.  Really though.  

My entire life I have had this drastically inaccurate preconception that everything comes out of the microwave soggier than when it went in.  FALSE.

These tasty little chips prove that conclusion terribly wrong.  Not to mention they are absolutely delicious, quick, and lower fat than nearly any chip you can pick up at the grocery.  (Popped chips are are close competition... but I still haven't decided if those have a rightful place in the chip family... let alone the potato family for that sake... those things are strange...)

So here goes, you need:
  • Microwave safe plate
  • cooking spray- I prefer olive oil spray
  • 1 medium russet potato
  • Seasoned salt

  1. Slice your potatoes thin, about 1/8" thick, I use a mandolin so they're uniform
  2. Spray the microwave safe plate liberally with cooking spray, and spread the potatoes in a single layer. 
  3. Spray the potatoes lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with seasoned salt, or you choice of seasoning.
  4. Microwave on full power 3 minutes.
  5. Remove cautiously, the plate will be hot, and flip the potatoes.  Microwave another 2-4 minutes, watching to monitor browness (and because it's really cool).
  6. Allow to cool a couple minutes, and enjoy.  Repeat.

  • Red or yukon gold potatoes can also be used.  I haven't tried sweet potatoes yet, but it's on the to-do list  Sweet potatoes work, they are crunchier and lend to a sturdier chip, but still quite tasty! :)
  • Other seasonings that are tasty: Cracked pepper and salt, ranch seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder & Parmesan cheese (add this only after you flip them so it doesn't get weird and rubbery) etc.  Be creative- they're chips, I don't know if they can taste bad :)

Yields 1 serving.

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