Microwave Potato Chips

Potato Chips made in the microwave? They actually work and are a great substitute for regular potato chips. Great for dipping or snacking
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Author Meme


  • 1 lb red potatoes scrubbed & rinsed, do not peel
  • ½ tsp salt-free seasoning optional
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ TBSP oil avocado or olive oil
  • spray oil or cooking spray


  • Fill a large bowl with ice cold water. Using a mandolin, slice the potatoes very thin (I did mine about 1/16 inches thick). Add the sliced potatoes to the water filled bowl, and let sit for about 15 minutes. Drain and dry the potatoes really well.
  • {This step is optional} In a dry bowl, add the potatoes, seasoning, salt, & oil. Mix together, making sure all the potatoes are evenly coated.
  • Rub a large microwave safe plate lightly with a little extra oil. Make sure it is well coated.
  • Add the potatoes in a single layer to the plate. {You will have to make the chips in a couple of batches}.
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Carefully flip the potatoes over. Microwave for another 2 to 4 minutes. When they are lightly browned, remove them from the plate and set aside.
  • Be careful to watch the potatoes! They will burn quickly, so you need to keep an eye on them. This is really important!
  • Store the potatoes in an air-tight container at room temperature. They will last for a couple of days, I think, but mine were all eaten before the day was over.
  • These go well with any dip or on their own. They are also delicious topped with cheddar & salsa. Enjoy!


*You really want to make sure your potatoes are dry.
*Wipe the plate with oil but not too much.
*You don't have to season or oil your potatoes. Lightly oiling the plate is enough to keep them from sticking, and these are delicious even without seasoning or salt.
*These burn fast so check often {every 30 seconds or less}
I do mine for 4 minutes, flip {take out any that are done} then another 2:35 minutes, flip again {take out any that are done} and microwave another 1:30, then microwave in 30 second intervals until all are done