You will not believe how easy it is to make Microwave Potato Chips! I worked on this recipe and brought them to my husband. He was munching away and said, “Don’t do you dare tell me these were made in the microwave. No one will believe it!” This post contains affiliate links.

Title image with potato chips on brown parchment paper on a red platter with a blue striped towel.

I laughed and told him they were definitely made in the microwave. I think I need to make a video complete with chowing down on them so you can see they really do come out crunchy. They remind me of kettle chips.

My husband was so impressed, he ate almost all of the first batch I made and was trying to come up with ways to sell them. Crazy!

What ingredients do you need to make Microwave Potato Chips?

You don’t need much – just 3 ingredients!

  • Potatoes
  • Olive Oil (Olive Oil Spray works good, too!)
  • Salt

I would also recommend parchment paper and a cheese grater like this one with a slicer on the side.

How do you make Microwave Potato Chips?

Wash and scrub the potatoes.

If desired, peel potatoes or don’t and keep the peels on.

A cheese slicer with a pile of sliced potatoes with a container of ice water in the background.

Use the slicer on the cheese grater to cut the potatoes in potato chip slices.

A close up of the potato slices in the ice water.

Transfer the potato slices into a bowl of ice water and let them sit for a few minutes.

Drying the potatoes on paper towels.

Lay the potato slices on paper towels or a towel and use a second paper towel or towel and press any water out.

Laying the potato slices on brown parchment paper on a plate for the microwave

Lay a piece of parchment paper on a plate and spread potato slices around the entire plate.

Make sure they aren’t touching.

Brushing olive oil over the potato slices to make microwave potato chips

Brush olive oil or spray olive oil over all the slices. Shake the salt over the slices. Heat for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes in the microwave.

Remove from the microwave and flip over the potato chips.

Heat for an additional 1 1/2 minutes. Check for the potato chips start turning brown and hardening.

Heat for an additional 1 1/2 minutes. This should allow more potatoes to crisp up, bubble a little, and turn golden brown.

Microwave Potato Chips on parchment paper cooling.

Then, remove from microwave and allow to cool.

Check potato chips as they cool to see if they are turning crispy.

If they still seem soft or soggy, heat again for another 1 1/2 minutes. Then, let them cool again.

After the chips cool, transfer to a clean piece of parchment paper and add salt or seasoning salt to taste.

A woman's hand holding up a single Microwave Potato Chip in front of brown parchment paper on a red platter with a blue striped towel.

Enjoy!

How do you store leftover Microwave Potato Chips?

Keep them in a sealed container like a ziplock bag for up to 2-3 days.

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Microwave Potato Chips
Yield: 1 cup potato chips

Microwave Potato Chips

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized white potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or olive oil spray
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and scrub the potatoes.
  2. If desired, peel potatoes or don't and keep the peels on.
  3. Use the slicer on the cheese grater to cut the potatoes in potato chip slices.
  4. Transfer the potato slices into a bowl of ice water and let them sit for a few minutes.
  5. Lay the potato slices on paper towels or a towel and use a second paper towel or towel and press any water out.
  6. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a plate and spread potato slices around the entire plate. Make sure they aren't touching.
  7. Brush olive oil or spray olive oil over all the slices. Shake the salt over the slices.
  8. Heat for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes in the microwave.
  9. Remove from the microwave and flip over the potato chips.
  10. Heat for an additional 1 1/2 minutes. Check for the potato chips turning brown and hardening.
  11. Heat for an additional 1 1/2 minutes.
  12. Then, remove from microwave and allow to cool.
  13. Check potato chips as they cool to see if they are turning crispy. If they still seem soft or soggy, heat again for another 1 1/2 minutes. Then, let them cool again.
  14. After the chips cool, transfer to a clean piece of parchment paper and add salt or seasoning salt to taste.
  15. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1/2 cup chips

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 459Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 309mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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