Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Amazing Homemade Microwave Potato Chips!

I've always been a salty rather than a sweet person.

I came across a recipe on the internet for microwave potato chips that simply involved cutting the potatoes into very thin slices, spreading them out on a plate and then nuking them for 7 minutes.

I figured I had to try it.

First I used a mandoline to cut the chips.

Next I took a silicone baking sheet and laid the chips out on it.

I didn't bother using any cooking spray or oil.

Then I threw on some Kosher salt and some habanero powder and popped them in the microwave.

The results?

Great tasting, very crispy, habanero chips.

My baking sheet holds 5oz of potatoes, therefore for me this'll be a roughly 100 Calorie snack.

The time and effort it takes to make is minimal, but certainly enough that I'll only bother when I really feel like chips. It's also enough time that I'll likely only make and eat one batch at a time.

I've found that timing varies, both by microwave and batch. Basically they're done when they look like chips.

I look forward to experimenting with different spices and also figure that the stuff they sell to sprinkle on popcorn may work great as well.

Guess I'm contributing to the statistic that of all the vegetables consumed in Canada, nearly half are potatoes, but at least these ones aren't fried.