Microwave Herb Potato Chips

Microwave Herb Potato Chips

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 63.7
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 90.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g

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When you're craving something crunchy but don't want the added fat, whip up a batch of these chips. When you're craving something crunchy but don't want the added fat, whip up a batch of these chips.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 large baking potato
    pinch dried thyme
    pinch free-flowing salt*
    pinch black pepper

    * 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.


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


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.
Place a sheet of parchment atop a microwave-safe plate. Layer the potatoes on the plate, taking care not to let them overlap.
Mist the potatoes with cooking spray, then sprinkle the thyme, salt, and pepper over the potatoes.
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, using more parchment. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

OVEN INSTRUCTIONS: Bake for 20-30 minutes (or until they reach the desired crispiness) at 450 degrees F on a baking sheet lined with parchment or atop a wire rack.

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings, approximately 10 chips per serving.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    46 of 49 people found this review helpful
    I have a chip cooker for the microwave-it is very good. I slice up pumpkin, sweet potato, beets, and normal potato, so very nice to have chips without all the oil. Good kitchen stores have these chip cookers - 8/8/13

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    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    "Free flowing salt" is sometimes called "Popcorn Salt" and you might find it in the popcorn aisle rather than with the rest of the salts and spices. - 7/11/14

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    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I bought this gadget that you can cook chips in the microwave. I seen it on TV & bought it in Bed Bath & Beyond. It's really cool & chips come out great. I have done sweet potato & regular chips. I am looking forward trying this seasoning on my next batch. - 8/8/13

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    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Potato chips have always been my down fall. I made these tonight and the whole family loved them. This will help me get through those terrible cravings. And it only took 5 min's. - 8/8/13

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    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
    It would be very helpful to have 2 photos, one of the folded paper bags without the potato slices and another with them, to make it easier to picture how it works. In any case, I think I'll follow the advice below and buy a microwave chip cooker. Great idea! I'll try this soon. - 8/8/13