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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 71.6
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 82.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g

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Microwave Herb Potato Chips


Microwave Herb Potato Chips
View the original recipe for Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

Introduction

When you're craving something crunchy but don't want the added fat, whip up a batch of these chips. You will not need any special equipment for this recipe, just a couple of brown paper bags.
When you're craving something crunchy but don't want the added fat, whip up a batch of these chips. You will not need any special equipment for this recipe, just a couple of brown paper bags.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 large baking potato
    pinch dried thyme
    pinch free-flowing salt*
    pinch black pepper
    2 brown paper lunch bags

    * Free-flowing salt is finer than table salt, so a little goes a long way. If you don't have free-flowing salt, grind regular salt in a spice grinder until it's powdery.




Tips

Feel free to change up the spices or seasonings. Cayenne pepper, garlic powder, or rosemary will all work well with these chips.


Directions

Using a knife, the slicing blade of a food processor or a mandoline, cut the unpeeled potato into 1/16-inch slices.
Soak the potato slices in a bowl of cool water for a couple of minutes to remove excess starch, which will help get the chips crispy.
Drain and rinse the potatoes, then pat them dry.
Fold each paper bag into an accordion shape, with each fold about 1/2 inch long.
Place the folded bags into an 8 X 10 inch microwave-safe dish. Mist the potatoes with cooking spray, then sprinkle the thyme, salt, and pepper over the potatoes.
Place each slice into a fold of the paper bag, being careful not to overlap the slices.
Microwave on high for five minutes. Let the potatoes rest for one minute, then cook for another four minutes. Remove any chips that are light brown and cook the remaining chips, if necessary, for one more minute.
Repeat with the remaining potato slices, reusing the paper bags. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Makes 4 servings, approximately 10 chips per serving.






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  • 24 of 24 people found this review helpful
    I used a Misto spray instead of cooking spray. PLEASE BE WARNED... DO NOT DO THIS!!! The paper bag caught fire inside the microwave during the second cooking. - 1/2/13

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    The post about the paper bag catching on fire discouraged me from using the microwave so I put sweet potato chips in the oven instead and baked them until they crisped up. OUTRAGEOUSly good. I did two batches: one savory with herbs & sea salt and the other with cinnamon. Really good. - 1/10/13

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  • 9 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Too many carbs for so little food. Not worth it - 12/31/12

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the tip to powder salt Brilliant. I love PARSNIP chips too, I never need to salt those they are too Delicious. - 9/14/12

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    What is the incentive to microwaving as opposed to baking on a sheet in the oven? All the time involved in folding paper bags and tucking chips in folds, etc. Seems like you could get a similar result, and possibly healthier by sticking them under the broiler? - 1/10/13

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  • Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i,m going to try sweet potato see how it works! - 12/31/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    really tasty - 12/31/12

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  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Is it four servings or two? In nutrition info it says four, at the bottom of the recipe, it says two. - 11/13/12

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I was impressed that this actually works! I didn't have the special salt, but it was fun to try. It doesn't yield a lot of chips at one time, so if you have a hubby that can smell food cooking from miles away like mine, be prepared to have to do it more than once! - 3/26/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    You all should try eggplant. Eggplant chips are heavenly, divine. - 5/10/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the advice on the salt! I just purchased a microwave chip maker from Pampered Chef and used it last night. I followed directions that were similar to this recipe but used garlic salt. Cook time for the PC chip maker was 2 min/tray. I will try this with salt-free BBQ rub next time. - 1/10/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    also works with pumpkin pie spice if want a hint of sweet instead of spice. - 1/10/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I cut down on the amount of salt because my husband is on a low-salt diet. He loved them. - 12/31/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    the chips are really good .love them and my family did to...even though they did know they were eating healthy... - 9/26/12

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My rating is good but that may be a little unfair. I have only fixed them once and the a different brand of potatoe may taste better. - 9/10/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a tough one. Although the taste and texture is great, It is a bit labor intensive for a snack. I would love to make these for the kids, but I'd be standing at the microwave all day to make enough for us all. I made them with garlic powder and rosemary. A little salt goes a loooong way! - 2/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE this recipe! I used some red rock hot fajita spice mix, smoky paprika, thyme, and salt to make a spicy BBQ powder. Blended it all up in a coffee grinder for the spices. YUMMM-OOOO - 1/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made these last night and LOVED them! I did not have cooking spray, so I sacrificed some calories and tossed them in a little bit of olive oil, but it worked just fine (did add calories, though). But these are great because you can season any way you want, and they are MUCH healthier! Thanks! - 1/13/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sweet potato sounds great too! Will try today, - 1/10/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved these, amazed how good they tasted! - 1/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What a great way to get my potato fix in a healthy manner! - 12/31/12

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  • I have a microwave bacon cooker that you can use it for chips too. It has ridges just like the paper bag must. I lost the instructions though so this is perfect. In the winter I'd use the oven, but in the summer when I don't want to heat up the house the microwave would be better. - 12/7/13

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  • These are soo good and soo easy - best way is to have 2 pans - as one is in the microwave get the next one ready - i did not use a paper bag did then right in the pan - 10/18/13

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  • Wow! What a pleasant surprise. My family was shocked and amazed. You'd think I'd performed a magic trick. A keeper to be sure. - 5/15/13

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  • I use FIVE SPICE powder on my chips.... Awesome! - 5/8/13

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