Microwave Potato Chips

Deep fried in oil, high in calorie – yet can’t say no to potato chips. I always had an idea of baking chips, like baking fries, but kept postponing. Saturday evenings call for a quick snack. I tried chips using microwave, and I am happy to have a quick snack with less oil.


Microwave Potato Chips:

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 5 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Snack


Potato – 1 medium, peeled, thinly sliced

Salt – as needed

Dry basil – 1/8 tsp optional

Cooking spray/oil – to grease (I used cooking spray)


  • Place potato in salt water to remove the starch in potato. Rinse the potato under running water. Place on a paper towel and pat to dry
  • In a bowl add potato, salt, basil and give a gentle mix
  • Grease genorusly the plate with oil/cooking spray.
  • Spread potato on the plateplate/parchment paper. Spread in such a way that there is no overlap


  • Cook on high until potatoes start to turn brown. It took 4-5 minutes in my microwave. Turn the chips in between (After 2-3 minutes) to continue even browning. Watch the last minute carefully to avoid burning


My Notes:

  • Adjust the time according to your microwave setting
  • Make sure you cook chips till they are brown for crispy texture

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37 thoughts on “Microwave Potato Chips

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  5. Ranjani August 12, 2014 at 12:11 PM Reply

    This is awesome. I am going to try this very soon.Visiting you from Epicurean Delights. Would love to have you visit mine when you have time. http://www.a-kaleidoscopic-dream.blogspot.com

    • Traditionally Modern Food August 12, 2014 at 3:03 PM Reply

      Thanks for visiting my space:-) great to have to here. You have a amazing blog happy to visit your space

  6. Lawrence Bergfeld August 6, 2014 at 11:03 PM Reply

    Must be very tasty!

    Lawrence Bergfeld

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  8. marudhuskitchen August 5, 2014 at 4:14 AM Reply

    A Real healthy way to eat potatoes…

  9. Shruti August 4, 2014 at 7:54 PM Reply

    That’s a wonderful one! ❤ Loved it…

  10. simplyvegetarian777 August 3, 2014 at 10:08 PM Reply

    This is so awesome Vidya! Going on my FB wall soon :).

  11. Jeanne Melanson August 3, 2014 at 9:46 PM Reply

    These sound great, and healthier too. So simple even I could do it. Thanks!

  12. Dimple@shivaaydelights July 4, 2014 at 11:00 PM Reply

    I will be trying these as soon as I go buy a bag of potatoes 🙂

  13. extrakitchn May 30, 2014 at 8:03 AM Reply

    Hey thats a nice idea ! I shud try it some time.. nice blog u have here. 🙂

  14. foodienfitness May 28, 2014 at 2:43 PM Reply

    Wow.. im gonna try this..

  15. MCW on Recipes From Eden May 27, 2014 at 6:16 PM Reply

    interesting way of making chips… healthier too! must try this 🙂

    • Traditionally Modern Food May 27, 2014 at 7:58 PM Reply

      Thanks:) ya definitely, I would prefer this over fried ones

      • MCW on Recipes From Eden May 28, 2014 at 3:35 PM

        I will probably bake it, instead of using microwave. Have you tried it baked? I make baked fries, not a fan of french fries.

      • Traditionally Modern Food May 28, 2014 at 4:15 PM

        Ya I have baked fries.. Even i like Baking fries but wanted to make a quick snack so microwaved:)

  16. Mélanie May 25, 2014 at 11:25 PM Reply

    excellent idea, thanx! 🙂 my very best and have a great week! cheers, Mélanie – Toulouse, France

  17. apuginthekitchen May 25, 2014 at 7:07 AM Reply

    Chips in the microwave, WOW!! they look fabulous.

  18. agentjustyna May 25, 2014 at 1:28 AM Reply

    I used to love potato chips as a kid, never eat them anymore because they are so unhealthy. I’m trying this!

  19. kurinji May 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM Reply

    Really healthy and easy snack…

  20. Lori May 24, 2014 at 6:36 PM Reply

    That’s so fun that you can microwave them!

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