Microwave Potato Chips

Yes, you read that right.  Microwave Potato Chips!  These super crispy potato chips are made without frying or any kind of oil . . . in the microwave!  A quick, easy and healthy snack.

Microwave Potato Chips Salt & Vinegar Flavor - Yep, crispy chips made in the microwave! wonkywonderful.com

I have to admit that I was skeptical when I first heard of Microwave Potato Chips.  It sounded too good to be true.

But, I’ll try anything once.  And I sure am glad that I decided to give this a try.

These potato chips are extremely simple to make, especially if you own a mandoline.  Flavor the chips however you want.  Microwave for a couple minutes on each side.  Then enjoy crunchy and flavorful chips!

Microwave Potato Chips Salt & Vinegar Flavor - Yep, crispy chips made in the microwave! wonkywonderful.com

I decided to make Salt and Vinegar Chips because that is my favorite flavor combo.  Perfect for my salt cravings!

There is my favorite OXO kitchen gadget, the mandoline.  It makes slicing potatoes a breeze.  If you do not own a mandoline, just slice the potatoes as thin as possible with a knife.  Hopefully your knife skills are better than mine.

Microwave Potato Chips Salt & Vinegar Flavor - Yep, crispy chips made in the microwave! wonkywonderful.com

See that acoustic guitar in the background of the photo?  That is for my 2014 goal.

At the beginning of each year I choose a goal.  A skill that I want to learn.  This year I decided that I want to learn how to play the acoustic guitar.  By the end of 2014 I will be able to play my goal song from start to finish with the help of the dude on GuitarLessons.com.  {That is an awesome site if you are wanting to learn how to play guitar!}

These Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Microwave Potato Chips remind me of a snack that would be enjoyed with a mug of warm beer, in a dark pub while listening to a folksy guitar player.

Microwave Potato Chips Salt & Vinegar Flavor - Yep, crispy chips made in the microwave! wonkywonderful.com

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Microwave Potato Chips
  1. 2 Large Yukon Gold Potatoes
  2. 1/4 -1/2 Cup Malt Vinegar
  3. Sea Salt
  1. Wash and peel potatoes. Slice as thin as possible with a knife or on the second setting of your mandoline.
  2. Pour some malt vinegar in the bottom of a 9x9 dish. Top with a layer of potato slices then add more vinegar. Repeat until all potatoes have been coated with vinegar.*
  3. Let potatoes sit in vinegar for 5 minutes, tossing once during that time.
  4. Line a flat microwave safe dish with parchment paper.
  5. Place potato slices in an even single layer on the parchment paper.
  6. Lightly sprinkle potato slices with salt.
  7. Microwave in 60-90 second increments until crispy. (Times will vary depending on microwave and thickness of potatoes.)**
  8. Turn over slices once tops begin to brown, about half way through.
  9. Continue to microwave potato slices in batches until all are crunchy and delicious.
  10. Serve & Enjoy Immediately!
  1. *Skip the vinegar step for plain potato chips.
  2. **I microwaved my chips for 2½-3 minutes, flipped then microwaved for another 1½-2 minutes.
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Microwave Potato Chips Salt & Vinegar Flavor - Yep, crispy chips made in the microwave! wonkywonderful.com

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  1. Wow I had no idea you could make potato chips in the microwave!!! Super cool!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Do It! I like them better than the oven baked chips that I have made in the past.

  2. Stephanie says:

    How cool! Totally trying this!

  3. Hitouuki Ogihara says:

    Let me try your recipe thid afternoon and get bsck to you later. This should bewonderful.e

  4. I just saw some crazy $30 pan/plate at Bed Bath & Beyond today for making potato chips in the microwave. I thought it sounded to crazy to be true, and yet here you are with these awesome looking potato chips! I will definitely be giving these a try. 🙂 Parchment paper is much cheaper!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Haha, parchment paper is musc cheaper and takes up less room in the kitchen. And, these microwave chips really do work. I was skeptical too!

  5. Hitouuki Ogihara says:

    It was very successful. I put graham powder when roasted and put Japsnese grained seaweeds on them when completed#

  6. Lorena Perez says:

    Do you know if I can make apple chips out from this recipe? Im Diabetic so I can´t eat potatoes… so I wanna try with apples… thanks!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Lorena! I have not tried apple chips yet. But great idea! Let me know if you try it. I’m curious if it will work.

    • Debbie Norton says:

      Apple chips are dried not cooked, try reducing your power level to 10% and dry with a towel first keep your times short as you dry to ensure the sugars in the apple don’t burn. you can dry lots of things in the microwave in small amounts. But a food dehydrator will work best. you can even sprinkle cinnamon and powered jello to change out the taste., Oh the potato chips are great cooked in the microwave, thanks for posting the method.

  7. Tora Stanley says:

    I’m going to the store to get the madoline right now – this is just great – Hmmmph – and my co-workers think a person will die if something is “cooked” in the microwave… wait’ll I show ’em!

  8. Lorena Perez says:

    I tried to make apple chips on the microwave but It didn´t work… but someone told me there is a “Chip Maker” so I definitely have to try it!!! thanks for your answer

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks for the update, Lorena! Too bad the apple chips didn’t work out. I’ll have to try to create a recipe for them. Have a great day!

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