Microwave potato crisps
If like me you are addicted to crunchy, salty things, then you should stop reading this post now – this could be dangerous information for you to have!
Yes, you can make sensational potato crisps in the microwave – much nicer that the Kettle chips you could have been spending a lot of money on (like me). Armed with nothing more than a potato (or three), a mandoline slicer, a microwave, a tiny bit of olive oil and salt….your craving for crisps can be satisfied at any time of the day or night. Gulp!
I read about this in another food blog – sorry I don’t remember which one to give proper credit – and decided that I had to try it.
Slice the potato into evenly thin slices – the mandoline type of slicer is great for this. Rub a teaspoonful or so of olive oil through the slices. Layer them on a microwave safe plate (I just used an old dinner plate). Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes depending on the power of your microwave. Turn over and microwave for another minute or two. Sprinkle with salt. Wait for a minute or two for them to crisp up. Try to eat slowly and savour the fine taste…remark on how surprising it is that a microwave can produce something crispy, golden and lovely. Share with your family…if you have to.
Don’t pre-slice the potatoes, just slice as many as you need for each plateful as they tend to go brown if left sitting out (since we are not using that much oil). As you can see in the photos, I left the skin on my potatoes….all those vitamins under the skin and all that. The good thing about these crisps is that they taste of potato, they are relatively healthy-ish (no additives with funny numbers) and they take a while to make – slowing down the speed of consumption! They are fantastic….give them a try!