microwave potato chips

2010 March 8

Microwave chips?  Yes indeed, you’ve read it right!  This is a healthier version of the store bought fried potato chips.  If you have the time it’s well worth it.  These chips are cooked with olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper to taste.  I also find that having a bag of crunchy, salty chips hanging around makes it easy to indulge.  This way, you can make only a small amount of chips and leave potatoes in the pantry for future chip making.  I think we’re all less likely open the cupboard and munch on a potato!!  To make these tasty treats….


You’ll need:

2 Yukon Potatos ( serves 4 people)

1 Mandoline or very sharp knife.

Parchment Paper

Olive Oil spray

Salt and Pepper


Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the inside of your microwave. Slice1/3 of a potato into paper thin slices using a mandolin. If you cut the whole potato at once, the extras not cooking in the microwave will turn a pink color. Completely coat the parchment paper with olive oil spray and place the potato slices spaced in a single layer on paper. Spray the potato slices with olive oil and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. I like to use Organic Olive Oil Spray.


Be sure to turn off the rotating option on your microwave and cook for 5-7 minutes. Cooking times will vary depending on the cooking strength of your microwave. You may need to rotate the chips, as the chips on the outside didn’t cook as quickly as the ones in the center. Repeat until you’ve used both potatoes!


Eat and Enjoy!


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  1. Michelle permalink
    March 8, 2010

    can’t wait to try these… looks simple and delicious

  2. March 9, 2010

    This is brilliant! thanks!

  3. March 9, 2010

    So fun! I’m going to link to this on my Glamour magazine health and fitness blog tomorrow. I’ll give you credit for the photos, of course! Hope that’s OK! Great blog! xo

  4. admin permalink*
    March 9, 2010

    Thanks Sarah! That would be perfectly ok ;) Look forward to checking out your blog!

  5. admin permalink*
    March 9, 2010

    Carine-No problem, hope you like them! I’ll definitely be trying your banana “ice cream” …looks amazing-like real ice cream!! I can’t believe it’s low fat..nice.

  6. Helen permalink
    March 10, 2010

    will definetely try them out..!! Great little snack.

  7. Eva Lee permalink
    March 10, 2010

    I’ll definetely will be trying these. They look fantastic.

  8. Debbie From Illinois permalink
    March 11, 2010

    Hey Jamie, This is Debbie Schneider from Winthrop Harbor. My husband and I are friends of your parents. Congratulations on being published!!! So cool. I will be trying these chips. I will be checking out your blog a lot! Looking for pictues of Lavi!!!

  9. Jamie permalink*
    March 13, 2010

    Happy Birthday to you! Yes-yams and sweet potatoes work in the microwave as well! Maybe a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and you’ve got a yummy treat! Thanks for linking to me :)

  10. Monica from Michigan permalink
    March 13, 2010

    Jamie, I found this site via Michael’s fb. I’m on the rmnp forums too. I’m so excited to make these chips tonight. Actually, my husband will make them. I had surgery 2 days ago so I’m “benched”. This is not an easy thing for me. I’m very active and I’m a foodie too! Falling on this website has been such a pleasure for me this morning. Here I was feeling just a little blue in my temporary state of idleness and then I find this treasure of a blog with recipes I will love. Your pictures are wonderful as is your writing. Like you, I like recipes with few ingredients, fresh, and organic when possible. I think we met you in Images of RMNP last Aug. We purchased a picture of Dream Lake for our son and you matted it for us. Thanks for the great service! The gift was a big hit as all our pictures from that gallery are. Keep up the great work! Monica

  11. Jamie permalink*
    March 14, 2010

    Monica- Thanks so much! I hope that you heal quickly and can soon get out and about. I’m happy to hear that my blog brought some sunshine into your day and my hope is to continue! As a new blogger, my recipe library is lacking and so is my patience….I find myself wanting to cook/blog all day long :) Possibly a bit obsessed ;) Just keep checking back, as I do try to keep up with it daily/every other day. Not sure if I will be at the gallery this summer, but check in and say hi if you make it out again!
    How did the potato chips turn out?

  12. Monica from Michigan permalink
    March 18, 2010

    They turned out wonderful! They taste really good warm! I got a mandolin for Christmas so this is another great way to use it!

  13. Jamie permalink*
    March 18, 2010

    Great! I’m so glad you liked them :) They’re great little treats!

  14. June 14, 2010

    Jamie! This is wonderful how neat. I have been looking for chips without all the grease to try and lose some weight. I was one step short of buying an air popper. I am looking foward to trying these. THANKS!

  15. April 5, 2011

    These chips are absolutely fantastic! And so easy to make I might as well try them tonight ;)

  16. Sara permalink
    December 5, 2011

    Oh wow! This recipe looks wonderful! My dad keeps buying pounds and pounds of potatoes and never uses them. I think I’ll make these, at least to try. But if it works, I’ll gain 20 pounds in a single day!

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