Looking for a snack that’s not only delicious but also quick to make? Our Single Serving Microwave Potato Chips are the perfect solution, especially for busy teens craving a tasty treat in a matter of minutes. This recipe combines the satisfaction of crispy potato chips with the convenience of using your microwave. Teens will love the simplicity and speed of crafting their own homemade chips, making it an ideal go-to snack for after-school cravings or late-night munchies. Get ready to satisfy those snack cravings without any hassle — let’s dive into the world of instant, homemade goodness!
Why is this a great recipe for teens? In my opinion, anything that gets them in the kitchen is a great recipe! This gives them an opportunity to practice their slicing skills, they can see fast results (in less than 15 minutes), and homemade potato chips are delicious and sound pretty fancy.
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Since this is single serving, you only need one potato. We recommend using a Russet potato, but you could also try a Golden Yukon potato or even a sweet potato.
Vegetable oil is probably the most common in this recipe, but you can also use olive oil or avocado oil. Experiment with the different varieties and see what you like the best.
You can use basic table salt, but a little sea salt or Kosher salt will go a long way towards making this even more flavorful.
Step 1: Scrub your potato and slice it into 1/6 – 1/8 inch slices. (Put down your peeler, no need to peel them.)
Step 2: Use a paper towel to remove all moisture from the potatoes. Toss the potato slices in a bowl of oil to thoroughly coat.
Step 3: Place in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate. Do not overlap slices. Microwave for 6-8 minutes or until brown and crispy. Flip halfway through.
Step 4: Enjoy your crispy, crunchy potato chips!
HINT: Line your plate with a piece of parchment paper to prevent anything from sticking and to make your crisps even crispier!
EXPERIMENT WITH SPICES
While salt is going to be the go-to (and taste the most like store-bought potato chips), have fun with your spices! Try some dill, chili powder, onion powder, parsley, garlic salt or powder, pepper, Ranch powder, or even different types of salt. Yum!
MIX IT UP WITH A DIFFERENT KIND OF POTATOES
Make your first batch with a Russet potato, and then see what happens with different types. A red potato or Yukon Gold potato will produce different (but totally tasty) results. You can also try making Sweet Potato chips.
Sorry! You need to eat them when you make them. We don’t recommend storing these for any amount of time, they’ll be a soggy mess.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
While russet potatoes are commonly used for their starchy texture, you can experiment with other varieties like Yukon Gold or sweet potatoes for different flavors and textures.
It’s recommended to make single servings for optimal crispiness. However, you can repeat the process for multiple servings if needed.
Aim for thinly sliced potatoes, about 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick. Using a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife will help achieve consistent thickness.
Absolutely! Customize your chips with various seasonings such as paprika, garlic powder, or grated cheese before microwaving for a flavor boost.
If your chips are not reaching the desired crispiness, try adjusting the slicing thickness and ensure that the chips are spread out in a single layer on the plate. Additionally, consider extending the microwaving time in small increments.
It’s best to cook the chips immediately after slicing to prevent them from oxidizing and losing quality. If you need to prepare in advance, you can store the sliced potatoes in cold water for a short period, but the results might vary.
Absolutely! Consider using sweet potatoes for a nutrient boost, and you can also experiment with olive oil or avocado oil for a healthier fat option.
While these chips are fantastic for a quick snack, for larger gatherings, you might want to consider making multiple batches in advance or encourage everyone to customize their own servings.
- 1 russet potato
- 2 tablespoons Vegetable or Olive Oil
- Sea salt to taste
- Scrub and slice russet potato, ensuring that slices are consistent thickness. We recommend cutting no larger than ⅛ inch thick per slice.
- With a paper towl, dab all moisture off the slices of potato, top and bottom.
- Using a medium mixing bowl, add potato slices and coat with oil.
- Spray a microwave safe plate lightly with cooking spray.
- Place chips on plate in even layer, avoid overlapping.
- Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Microwave 6-8 minutes on high, or until the potato chips begin to brown. Chips can be flipped half way through cooking to ensure crispness.
- Once cooked, remove from the microwaveable plate and let cool on non-stick surface. Repeat until all chips are cooked (using any oil that may be left in bowl.)
Eat immediately. We do not recommending storing for later.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 8 min