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How to Make Delicious, Healthy Homemade Potato Chips With a Microwave!


by thatkidwithayoyo on November 22, 2007

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intro: How to Make Delicious, Healthy Homemade Potato Chips With a Microwave! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

step 1: What You Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

step 2: Cut The Potato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

step 3: Lay Potato Slices on Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

step 4: Add Flavoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

step 5: Nuke it. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

step 6: Watch the Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

step 7: Enjoy! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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intro: How to Make Delicious, Healthy Homemade Potato Chips With a Microwave!
Looking for a healthy, low-fat, easy, and delicious alternative to store-bought fried potato chips? Look no further!

Image Notes
1. Stuff for thanksgiving

step 1: What You Need


1 Potato
1 Microwave-safe plate
1 Microwave

Flavoring (Optional)

Image Notes
1. Not exactly microwave-save, but it works.

step 2: Cut The Potato


Cut the potato into thin slices, as thin or as thick as you'd like.

Using a vegetable or cheese slicer (often found on a side of a cheese grater) works well.

The thinner the slice, the more quickly it will cook and the crispier it will be.

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1. Other stuff I cut for thanksgiving dinner.

step 3: Lay Potato Slices on Plate


Arrange the potato slices on the plate with the thinner slices on the outside and the thicker slices on the inside. This will provide for more even cooking.

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1. Thin chips

step 4: Add Flavoring


Add any desired flavoring. I have tried salt, salt and vinegar, cayenne pepper, seasoned salt, and garlic powder.

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1. Stuff for thanksgiving

step 5: Nuke it.


Put the plate in the center of your microwave and set it for five minutes. (cooking time will vary depending on how many chips you are making and the thickness of the
slices)

step 6: Watch the Chips


You have to watch the chips as they cook, because cooking time varies greatly. The chips are done when brown spots develop and they become crispy. Cook them as
long or as little as you like to change the degree of crispy-ness.

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1. Brown spots--they're done!

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step 7: Enjoy!
Enjoy the chips and feel good in the fact that you are eating a low-fat, healthy alternative to traditional potato chips.

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1. Crispy, with the right amount of seasoning.

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cornboy3 says: Apr 26, 2009. 10:35 AM REPLY


Do these have to be made on a paper plate for moisture related stuff to happen or can they be on any type of plate?

Lance Mt. says: May 26, 2009. 12:57 AM REPLY


I'm curious too!

sketchy_d says: May 18, 2009. 9:40 AM REPLY


So I'm assuming if you put these on a metal sheet you can bake these in the oven? Microwaves weird me out for making food like this. =] Thanks for the ible
though!

Lance Mt. says: May 26, 2009. 12:51 AM REPLY


I spose.. Slightly defeats the quick and readiness though

Lance Mt. says: May 26, 2009. 12:51 AM REPLY


Oh and nice Ible
-Cheers, Chris

vicky_vicious_13 says: May 12, 2009. 10:43 AM REPLY


this potato chips sound delicious :) hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... im hungry now.......... /:l hmmmmmm

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Tkuebrich says: Dec 18, 2007. 11:54 AM REPLY
So one of my chips started sparking but I threw it out and then everything went fine. Also, mine stuck to the paper as well.

Not only is this a good snack but it also helps steam any old food off your micro wave!

dodo91 says: Apr 22, 2009. 8:33 PM REPLY


how do potatoes spark? i geuse it's one of earths unsolved mysteries. speaking of wich, i watched animal planet the other day. they had video evidence
of "the missing link!" otherwise known as big foot. he murdered a guy trying to shoot a forest ranger. they also found video evidence of a ver large lizard
thing. it has infectionous bateria in its mouth. the guy in it was eaten alive. he had a wife/girlfriend. a moment of silence.......................

okay, i know that was WAY off topic. but come on, thats some intresting stuff.

ReCreate says: Feb 19, 2009. 1:47 PM REPLY


gross

Waffles Will Rule says: Dec 8, 2007. 4:16 PM REPLY


Yummy!!

dodo91 says: Apr 22, 2009. 8:25 PM REPLY


i love your name, because its a FACT! WAFFLES RULE! i also love pancakes. there holeless waffles.

ReCreate says: Jan 12, 2009. 7:35 PM REPLY


i just gotta quote this
"Do you like waffles?"
"Yes we like waffles"
"Do you like pancakes"
"Yes we like pancakes"
"Do you like French Toast"
"Yes we like French Toast"
just somehow comes to mind when i see your comment ;)

dodo91 says: Apr 22, 2009. 8:26 PM REPLY


i forgot where i heard that, but everytime i think of waffles, french toast, or pancakes, i get this in my head for HOURS! i enjoy it though. its catchy
and true.

Carpenoctem90hrs says: Mar 14, 2009. 3:08 PM


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ReCreate says: Mar 14, 2009. 4:57 PM REPLY


uhhh.....hummm

Psyber says: Dec 6, 2007. 9:13 AM REPLY


To all the folks out there that mistakenly believe the potato is unhealthy:
potato nutrition label

Thats almost twice the potassium as a banana, nearly half your daily intake of Vitamin C, a fair source of fiber, B vitamins and magnesium. At only a tenth of
your recommended daily intake of carbs and a twentieth your intake of calories it's comparable to a mid sized whole wheat pita pocket without all the fat and
sodium. The potato gets a bad rep from being overly processed and garnished. A baked potato with a little salt is quite healthy by itself, slather on the butter,
sour cream, bacon bits and cheese and it becomes a heart attack waiting to happen. Thats not the potatos fault.

dodo91 says: Apr 22, 2009. 8:23 PM REPLY


yeah. it's not the potatoe that's unhealthy, but all that grease. potatoe chips have LOTS of grease. lays chips have so much, i get a headache if i eat to
much. pringles are my FAVORITE chip brand. they have no grease.

ReCreate says: Feb 19, 2009. 1:56 PM REPLY


slather on the butter, sour cream, bacon bits and cheese and it becomes a heart attack waiting to happen.
yeah,its not the potatoes fault,it just got a reputation for being un-healthy
and i think,even rotten ones can be planted and can grow a new plant,right?

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Klaus Baude 123 says: Mar 29, 2009. 10:16 PM REPLY
Yeah, but arent potates really, really starchy? That can't be good.

ReCreate says: Mar 30, 2009. 5:50 PM REPLY


Probably not

SoDDiggerCpl says: Apr 20, 2009. 10:25 PM REPLY


OMFG these chips are sooo good. Used to do this in a pan on the stove with potato peels when mom made mashed potatoes.

_Ko0LaiD_ says: Mar 29, 2009. 10:58 PM REPLY


kchissssss, lawrys bad, Johnny's Good.

FirstAttempt says: Mar 8, 2009. 11:33 AM REPLY


I made these but they stuck to the plate =(, they were still really good though, lol

degroof says: Nov 29, 2007. 6:36 PM REPLY


I didn't have any potatoes handy so I tried mixing mashed potato flakes with water, olive oil, salt and vinegar. Pressed it into a sheet and microwaved that.
Came out pretty good.

calicos says: Mar 5, 2009. 5:51 PM REPLY


its sounds like you made Pringles - did they taste like that? My kids would love that!

thatkidwithayoyo says: Mar 5, 2009. 6:22 PM REPLY


Not quite. they tasted like very crispy, thick-cut chips. Much more potato-y than pringles.

calicos says: Mar 5, 2009. 6:14 PM REPLY


There's a spice company called Penzy's that sells powdered (real) cheese. Its really good. I just tried sprinkling a little on some on my "chips" - it was
fantastic! I used the Parmesan and also some Blue Cheese.

Oh, before I added the powdered cheese and salt I spritzed them with olive oil using a spritzer. This way you don't have to worry about using Pam or adding
too much oil.

Hodge-Podge says: Nov 30, 2007. 12:04 PM REPLY


i found that using a bacon rack sprayed with Mazola Pure Olive Oil spray, slicing the potato with a cheese grater (the wide flat slicer, not the little holes) thin
enough to see through, seasoning the chips, then spraying them with the above spray, and cooking for 4-5 mins worked really good. (My mom has a masters
in Home-Ec, she helped quite abit)

Crash2108 says: Dec 3, 2007. 12:49 AM REPLY


Mazola makes olive oil now? I thought they make browsers?

I couldn't resist.

ReCreate says: Feb 19, 2009. 2:02 PM REPLY


Mozilla,not mazola

jarikcbol says: Dec 8, 2007. 11:30 AM REPLY


ok i know its a double post, but i had to add this.
i folded a paper plate acordion style (so it looked like /\/\/\/\/\/\ ) then placed that on another plate, and put the chips on it. also made shure that no chips
touched each other. they come off the ridges easy as pie, and cooked about 2 minutes faster also.

ReCreate says: Feb 19, 2009. 1:52 PM REPLY


its ok,this place is not a fourm you can do that,just don't be mean thats the only (obvious)rule
its not considered bumping

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Ezza says: Nov 22, 2007. 8:35 PM REPLY
Damn I wish I had a microwave.

cry_wolf says: Dec 1, 2007. 7:35 PM REPLY


I hope you're kidding...

Tobita says: Nov 15, 2008. 9:07 PM REPLY


i don't have a microwave. i do have a toaster oven though, that's because i have an unnatural fear of microwaves

At Liberty says: Feb 19, 2009. 6:41 AM REPLY


Your fear is not "unnatural"

Doctors instruct pregnant women (now, in 2009) to not go anywhere near a running microwave.

If a microwave poses enough of a threat to a baby inutero that physicians (even completely western ones) give such instruction, who's to say it
won't screw up organs?

ReCreate says: Jan 12, 2009. 5:21 PM REPLY


whats there to fear
except for the fact that there is BIG FAT capacitor inside that could explode at any moment
and that there is a high voltage transformer that could literally disintegrate you
and that if the door it not perfectly closed it could cause instantaneous death. to you and your pets!
XD XD XD

Tobita says: Jan 12, 2009. 7:32 PM REPLY


Last time i used a microwave was 2 months ago at a friend's house, i turned on the microwave and RAN and hid on the couch, face down as
per the duck and cover videos of the 50's. She still teases me about it...

ince says: Apr 8, 2009. 7:50 PM REPLY


Google for "Faraday Cage", realize a microwave is one, never be scared of them again.
The stuff about pregnant women and microwaves is ridiculous and I hope nobody in their right mind starts believing it.

Tobita says: Apr 8, 2009. 10:45 PM REPLY


I know what a Faraday cage is, i was debating con for their use in the school bathrooms (no cellphones, like that will work, most
people text/talk in the hallway anyway) for English class. My fear is irrational, i know it's safe, but it's a bugging feeling.

ReCreate says: Jan 12, 2009. 7:26 PM REPLY


Besides ,a toaster oven is by far more dangerous than a microwave

Tobita says: Jan 12, 2009. 8:06 PM REPLY


I don't care! The toaster oven doesn't make the brick shitingly scary DSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH sound
the nuke box does!

ReCreate says: Feb 19, 2009. 1:38 PM REPLY


ok then,put a microwave fan in the back of that,turn it on,and realize that its ok

ReCreate says: Jan 12, 2009. 9:00 PM REPLY


you need to spend some quality time with your friend,the micowave
the toaster oven freaks me out when it just goes BAM all of the sudden
i mean a toaster
a new microwave installed correctly will be nearly silent it mainly the sound of the fan that you hear
it could possibly be the turntable motor
motors are the only thing that make sound

ReCreate says: Jan 12, 2009. 9:01 PM REPLY


in a microwave

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Marshmallow.d.luffy says: Dec 2, 2007. 4:00 PM REPLY
lol me to man thats just weird a computer but no microwave alright then lets just hope he was jokeing

Ezza says: Dec 2, 2007. 10:50 PM REPLY


No, I honestly don't have a microwave in my house. I don't have Chuck Taylors, a Myspace page or a mobile (cell) phone either, and I'm fine
without them. I rarely find myself in the situation where I'm saying "dang, I wish I had a microwave right now". These potato chips are one
exception.

Marshmallow.d.luffy says: Dec 3, 2007. 1:20 PM REPLY


Yeah well i could see the cell phone or the myspace because i don't have them either, but the Chuck Taylors i can barely let slid because
they are awesome. But i still cant believe the microwave thing i love my microwave.

cry_wolf says: Dec 6, 2007. 4:07 AM REPLY


Yeah Chuck Taylors fall apart for me, and myspace is for rapists..but a microwave? Those can save your life! XD

Marshmallow.d.luffy says: Dec 6, 2007. 12:11 PM REPLY


we a robber breaks in you can hit him with it or put his head in it XD

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