Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Homemade Potato Chips
In the Microwave...
Ok wait, did that get the proper reaction? Let me try that again...
Homemade potato chips made IN THE MICROWAVE!!!
Yes! In the microwave!
This recipe is SO simple and so delicious that I apologize in advanced for getting you addicted...
I mean, sure these are made from white potatoes (though you can also make a delicious sweet potato chip!) and sure they have some oil on them. But it's extra virgin olive oil. And virgin is good... you know. Purity rocks and all.
Go with it.
Anyway, these puppies are ready to enjoy in less than 10 minutes, you can make enough for a decent snack out of just one potato, and you don't have to feel guilty about ingesting all the preservatives and junk you find in the store bought variety.
It's a win win!
Microwave Potato Chips
If you have a mandoline, now is the time to get it out. Wash your potato and if it has any bad spots, cut them out now. Slice your potato as thinly as possible (for thin crispy chips) or about 1/8" thick for a good dip bearing chip.
(See my mandoline? I love this thing!! It makes slicing things a breeze!)
I did mine both ways and they were good either way!
Throw your potato slices into a small bowl and drizzle with olive oil and sea salt. Stir to coat evenly.
Coat a microwave safe plate with olive oil or cooking spray.
Place the potato slices on the plate in one layer. I had to do three batches to make them all.
Pop in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until brown looking.
If the chips look a little dry and the plate doesn't have oil left on it, spray the tops of the chips with more cooking spray (or rub with olive oil) before flipping. Flip the chips to the other side and microwave for another 2 minutes or until nice and crispy. The really brown ones are ridiculously good!
Remove from the microwave and place on a paper towel to cool off. They will get crispier when they cool.
(I had already eaten most of the chips when I realized I forgot to take a picture! Whoops! They are that good!)
If you want salt and vinegar chips, you can sprinkle on some vinegar while they cool. Yum