Sunday, January 3, 2010
Homemade Microwave Potato Chips
These are really good and so easy - I read about them at Gayle's and followed her link to the original recipe at RecipeZaar
The RecipeZaar one is fairly complicated and has comments by 260 other cooks. So I read some of the comments and took the information I thought would help me and started cooking some potato chips.
Jeff was pretty skeptical when I told him what I was doing, but when the first batch was done, he taste one and then took the plate to the living room and ate them all before I could get the 2nd batch cooked.
They don't taste just like Lays or fried chips but they are very much like the baked chips made by PopChips and Kettle brand.
We had some yesterday with our lunch sandwiches, and made more today to have with our hamburgers.
Here's what worked for me
wash the potatos well, I did not peel mine. Then slice them as thin as possible. I used a vegetable peeler first, then switched to a mandolin. It is important that the slices be uniform in thickness so they will cook at the same speed.
Soak the slices in water for about 15 minutes, then rinse and dry them on towels.
Put a sheet of parchment paper on a microwave safe plate - I used a Corelle platter.
Put a single layer of potato slices on the paper.
Spray very lightly with a Pam type cooking spray.
Sprinkle on seasonings - salt, Cajun, Barbecue, whatver you like
then microwave. Mine took 8-10 minutes to get light brown and crunchy.
You can re-use the same piece of parchment paper for the following batches.
And they will keep for a little while, if you don't eat them when you first make them. We kept some in a covered container and they were just as good as today as they were the day before.