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Microwave Potato Chips

Microwave Potato Chips

Yesterday, we were craving for something crunchy, like chips. But because of our present health condition, fried stuff is off limits for few more days for us. What I did was, baked some potato chips using microwave oven, to snack during lunch.

I used a mandoline to cut potato so that the slices will be uniform in thickness, and they would bake evenly. One medium-sized red potato, gave about 20 slices. Arranged them side by side in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate. Sprinkled some salt for taste and baked them for about four minutes, turning to other side once after two minutes. In crunchiness they came close to deep fried stuff, and in taste, they are more like dehydrated version of potato. Not bad for the four minute effort. Decent taste to quench the crunchy cravings during recovery time, we thought.

If you are going to try, two things you have to be careful for. One, use a mandoline for uniform thickness and maintain minimum thickness. If potato slices are too thin, they will stick to the plate and even though they turn to crunchy, removing them from the plate would become difficult. Two, while microwaving, after you turn them to other side, keep a watchful eye. Cook in 30 seconds interval. Don’t let them burn, as they tend to get really done really fast at the end.

Potato Rounds Ready to get Microwaved
Potato Rounds Ready to get Microwaved

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Potato (Friday March 2, 2007 at 2:06 pm- permalink)
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  1. Hi Indira

    I check your blog ever so often.. everyday, and am glad I am the first to comment today. Your recipes, depiction, description and pictures are all always excellent. Potato chips is an all time favorite, and when you show us a way to make them fast and healthy… I am sure to make them right now. Keep up the good work! Hope you and Vijay are completely recovered from the viral flu!!
    – Nalini

    Comment by Nalini — March 2, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

  2. Indira,

    You won’t believe this – I read your previous blog about the Potato curry , the picture of home made potato chips caught my attention and wouldn’t leave my brain. I thought I will google more on baked potato chips and try this weekend and boom.. I am back to your site and elated to see the pinkish beauties !

    Why don’t you publish a book ? My recipe book is almost filled with your recipes! 🙂

    Thanks Indira!

    – Soumya

    Comment by Soumya — March 2, 2007 @ 4:40 pm

  3. I was hoping you’d publish a recipe on the chips! YAY.

    Comment by Bengali Chick — March 2, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

  4. Hi Indira! What do you mean by “mandoline” — could you possibly post a picture (or e-mail it to me)? Hope Vijay feels better soon!

    It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog — thanks very much for sharing everything — recipes, experiments, humor, thoughts, and kitty.


    Comment by Uma — March 2, 2007 @ 10:42 pm

  5. I couldn’t live without my mandolin — I have this one here!2922

    Comment by sylvia — March 3, 2007 @ 3:01 am

  6. I’m tryign to post a link to a mandolin but there is a “type the letters/numbers” test that isn’t working — the image isn’t coming up, it just has the file name 🙁

    Comment by sylvia — March 3, 2007 @ 3:03 am

  7. ah. OK, I’m very sorry. The page that comes up says that I failed and have X more chances, but the comment actually posts. Erm, hopefully someone will come soon who can clean up the mess I made.


    Comment by sylvia — March 3, 2007 @ 3:06 am

  8. Hi Indira,
    Hope you and Vijay are feeling better.Gota quick question.By microvae oven,do you mean our regular microwaves or a toaster oven?I am slightly confused,can we bake chips in regular microwave?

    Comment by Anu — March 3, 2007 @ 9:14 am

  9. Indira, Glad to you see you and Vijay getting back to form… i know about this flu stuff, stomach flu is going around kid and now me.. Quite horrible it is and we are mending too, but still looks like a long way to go 🙁
    That is yummy looking chips and curry. Shall we knock on your door please…longing for good food 🙂

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — March 3, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

  10. Hi Indira,

    Nice way of cooking chips without any oil. U are showing an ad for Indusladies. I am a member in this blog since 4months. I already interduced your website in that blog.


    Comment by Laxmi — March 3, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

  11. Hi Nalini, Soumya and Bengali Chick: Thanks and if you try, do let me know how you like these microwave potato chips.

    Hi Uma: I added a link to mandoline. Check it out to know different types of mandolines in the market.
    I enjoy blogging and glad to hear that you share my enthusiasm also. Thanks Uma!

    Hi Sylvia: Sometimes outside links in comments make them go under moderation. This is done automatically by spam karma. Sorry for that.

    Hi Anu: I baked these potato chips in not the toaster oven but regular microwave oven.

    Karthi: So sorry to hear about the stomach flu. God, they drain energy, don’t they? Please take care, drink lot of fluids regularly.
    I too wish you were near to me.:)

    Hi Laxmi: Yes, placed an ad on Mahanandi since March 1st. Nice to know that you are a member of that forum. Looks like a good place to hangout, good people there.

    Comment by Indira — March 3, 2007 @ 5:23 pm

  12. This is fascinating Indira.

    I’ve never heard of anyone using a microwave to get potatoes nice and crispy.

    I’m looking forward to doing this with a sweet potato!

    Comment by McAuliflower — March 3, 2007 @ 11:31 pm

  13. Hi Indira,

    I did not have much sucess with the microwaving. Well , I ended up with a cut on my finger and burnt chips ! 🙁 I know the reason – I don’t use the mandoline slicer much and this was my first time .. and this lead to uneven slices and thus burnt chips !

    Iam not the giving up type ( I remember the days when I couldn’t get sambhar and rasam consistently right ) . I will try this again and also will experiment with the conventional oven. 🙂

    I have a genuine request – Is it possible to give some insights on seasonal cooking in your blog ? Do you only buy from the farmers market ?

    – Soumya

    Comment by Soumya — March 5, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

  14. I love this idea! I’ll probably try it soon, and I’m thinking of also trying with apple…

    Comment by Mayacook — March 6, 2007 @ 4:57 am

  15. Hi Indira,

    I’ve tried this and its come out v.v.v. well. But I added a little oil as greasing to the plate. Its come out like deep fried ones. One greasing will come for 2 rounds.

    Thanks of the excellent recipes.

    Comment by Swetha — March 11, 2007 @ 10:44 am

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