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lazy homemade potato chips

Mr. Prevention and I had meal planned, my grocery list was made, and he then declared that on account of the stunning mid-Ohio weather we WERE grilling out last night. Sigh. He was right, there are few days in late October that short-sleeves and the grill are in order. And last night was one of those nights. Just when my crock pot and I had become fond of one another again..

To go along with lean deer bratwursts on the grill, I recalled an easy microwave potato chip recipe I had come across awhile back. Because really, when you grill out, you don’t want to ruin the occasion by messy-ing the kitchen. Or at least that’s my take on the whole grilling out thing…

Anyways, these were DELICIOUS! And easy! And lazy! As in, think of the least skillful cook you know…even they can make these chips. Yep, I said it. P.S. Kristen Lynn that means you! Even YOU can make these chips! 😉

Microwaved Potato Chips from Christine’s Cuisine

2 russet potatoes, scrubbed clean, skin on, sliced thin
¼ cup 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Salt or seasoned salt (I used 1 tsp garlic salt)


Using a mandolin or food processor, slice the potato into thin slices; about 1/16 of an inch. [This is very important – you will likely not get a thin enough slice if you try to use a knife]

In a bowl, toss (toss to coat both sides so they don’t stick to the plate!) the potatoes with olive and sprinkle on salt or seasoning.

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a microwave safe plate.

Working in batches, microwave the potatoes on high for 5-7 minutes [my microwave was more like 8-9 minutes]. Check the potatoes every 30 seconds after the first 4-6 minutes since they can burn if cooked for too long.  The finished potato chip should be golden brown and crisp.

Carefully transfer to a serving dish and let rest for 2 minutes until cool enough to eat. Serves 4.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 150 calories; 10.3 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 240 mg. sodium; 13 g. carbohydrate; 1.5 g. fiber; 2 g. protein

Result: YUM! And crisssspy! These are very similar to kettle chips! The olive oil adds a lot of flavor, so don’t go over-board on the salt or garlic salt. I think a fun change to make would be canola oil with a bit of cinnamon and sugar for a dessert-like chip. These do take some time, but they’re not hard…just plan them accordingly with your meal! 😀 Health-wise, you’re not picking up preservatives, added salt, or the trans fats that are hidden in many chips. The fat in these chips are healthy fats, coming from olive oil. Not to say they’re a free-for-all, but they’re a healthy alternative when compared to a lot of options in the chip aisle!


I did not get to my lower body workout yesterday — I am so ashamed to admit that! But if this blog is nothing else, it’s great accountability for me. Which…obviously could be going better for me when it comes to this whole strength routine because my “excuse” for not doing my lower body routine is poor. My reasoning is that I really wanted to score my first goal with my new hockey team last night, and I didn’t want Jello legs during my game. But of course, I am still scoreless, so tomorrow…tomorrow is lower body day. PROMISE. And a short run…assuming my legs don’t go numb from the torture. 😉

…In brighter news, I am still candy free! 😀 (Way to get something right, self!)

Question: What’s your favorite crunchy pleasure? Are you a chip person, or do you go more for pretzels? Crackers? Pita chips?

I do love chips, but I don’t have them often. Like Pringles tells me, once you pop you can’t stop! So right they are!

P.S. Those who subscribe to receive my blog via email — are you getting the emails? I have heard from several people that they are not receiving them, and have not been for over a week now. Let me know either way…and I will aim to resolve this! Sorry! And, thank you for reading! 😀

Have a grrrrrreat week!

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  1. October 25, 2010 / 8:35 am

    Wow, potato chips in the microwave? How simple! Much better than deep frying. I never deep fry things at home because it seems to me to be such a waste of all that oil that you have to use. Plus I find it kinda messy.

  2. October 25, 2010 / 8:41 am

    Wow, good to know. I’ve never heard of doing potato chips in the microwave! I’m surprised they turned out as crispy.

  3. October 25, 2010 / 8:59 am

    No way! Who knew the microwave could make potato chips!? That’s so cool.

    My favorite crunchy snack is popcorn. I just made some homemade this weekend and … well, it’s all gone.

  4. October 25, 2010 / 9:03 am

    Wow…I am going to have to give this one a try! I have never heard of making potato chips this way! I am not much of a chip/crunchy salty fan though….decadent, gooey sweets are my nemesis.

    It WAS a spectacular day wasn’t it? ( I am in northeast Ohio) and your hubby is 100% correct in seizing the moment when we get days like this in late October…don’t worry…there will be PLENTY of days ahead to enjoy that crockpot! lol Plenty!!!!!

  5. October 25, 2010 / 9:03 am

    My crunchy pleasure changes from week to week. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes it’s chips, other times it’s crackers!

  6. October 25, 2010 / 9:15 am

    I love the idea of these chips! Would be great for some sports watching ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. October 25, 2010 / 9:21 am

    I’ve always wanted to try to make my own potato chips; you make it seem so easy!

  8. October 25, 2010 / 9:43 am

    Wow those chips are easy. Would never thought to put them into the microwave. I bet they would be good with cayenne pepper on them as well or using the recipe you posted and adding some parmesan cheese. Yum!

  9. October 25, 2010 / 10:20 am

    I’ve never seen homemade potato chips in the microwave. How clever! I love pop corn especially topped with nooch or garlic salt. But I also can’t resist pita chips-especially the thick ones.

  10. October 25, 2010 / 10:53 am

    These do look super simple! I should assign them to my husband to make.

    I’m more of a cracker girl but if I get my hands in some salty chips I have trouble staying away.0

  11. October 25, 2010 / 11:32 am

    hmm thats a good question. I do like crunchy foods like chips and pretzels but I much prefer something soft and chewy like a cookie!

  12. October 25, 2010 / 12:52 pm

    Deer bratwurst?? I’m impressed! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also impressive are those delicious chips – did you really make them in the microwave?? That’s absolutely amazing :O I confess I have a weakness for salty, crispy chips, so this homemade version is going on my “must-make” list. I think Peter will like them, too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great day, Nicole!

  13. October 25, 2010 / 3:32 pm

    I am actually not really a salty food person….BUT those chips do look good! I will say, I do LOVE pita chips.

  14. October 25, 2010 / 5:38 pm

    I usually go for pretzels, but I would take chips as good as these any day! I can’t believe they come out of a microwave like that…amazing!

  15. Kristen Lynn
    October 25, 2010 / 5:58 pm

    Thanks for calling me out! jk…I don’t know if it is my lack of skills or just pure laziness that keeps me out of the kitchen! And truth be told I can’t make this recipe because I don’t have a food processor…pretty lame!

  16. October 25, 2010 / 8:12 pm

    It got warm again here today and so I could so the appeal of grilling. I love those microwave tater chips! Awesomeness.

    Thanks so much for the donation sweetie. I really appreciate it. It made my day.

  17. October 25, 2010 / 9:35 pm

    I’m a big fan of tortilla chips in particular as well as Cheez-its ๐Ÿ™‚ I just can’t resist them

  18. October 25, 2010 / 10:00 pm

    At first, I was like *new* hockey team? Then, it dawned on me…Never mind.

    I am definitely a chips (baked) and cracker (low sodium, low fat) kinda girl…

  19. October 25, 2010 / 11:22 pm

    Those look simple and delicious–nice.

  20. October 26, 2010 / 1:22 am

    What a great idea! I’ve been addicted to peanut butter puffins like crack lately! I don’t usually do the chips, but anything sweet-salty like kettle corn and I’m all over it ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. October 26, 2010 / 7:06 am

    YUM!! I had never thought to do potato chips in the microwave. This is great because I always end up burning half the batch when I do them in the oven. Or I burn half the chip….one or the other always happens.

    There are supposed to be HIGH winds today, so be safe! I just brought my wreath in from outside, so think about anything you may have outside that could blow away, literally.

  22. October 26, 2010 / 9:29 am

    Love love love the sounds of this recipe! There is so many flavor variations to try too–you’re always trying tons of different recipes, I really enjoy seeing what you make next! I met Mr.P doe’s too ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. April 15, 2011 / 5:47 pm

    Yeah! I’m glad you loved these – that dessert idea with cinnamon is awesome too. After I discovered these – I’ve made them countless times. I have two plates ready to microwave and just swap them out as they are done.

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