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Quick Snack — 5 Minute Microwave Potato Chips!

5 minute microwaved potato chips The Tamara Blog

I recently had family show up unexpectedly and I had nothing but a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge. While that’s a fine greeting, I needed a quick snack to add. I glanced in the pantry and spotted a potato. Presto! Potato chips and Prosecco. We have a snack!

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I know what you’re thinking: This is not your ordinary pairing. But these ain’t no store-bought crisps! And as good as they are, they’re also great for game-day gatherings.

These chips are fast and, I’m telling you, FaH-bulous! Crunchy, easy, & YOU control all the ingredients. They’re not fried, so less fat, and because they’re made in batches, you have an easy way to control portion size. Crave just a few chips? Make some fresh in 5 minutes. And you won’t be tempted to eat the whole bag, like with store bought ones.

Microwave Potato Chips

  • 1 large Russet Potato
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper (optional)

Wash the potato and cut very thin, 1/8” or less. I like them 1/16″ and use a hand slicer or mandoline, but a sharp knife will also work.



Place sliced potatoes in a single layer on a piece of parchment paper. Drizzle with a little olive oil, and brush the oil to cover each slice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (if using.)




Place sheet in microwave, and cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes. Watch the chips, and remove when the desired amount of brownness is achieved. Parchment paper can be reused for several batches.


Yield: 50 to 60 chips.

Take a bite, microwaved potato chips

Tips: try other flavors – garlic or seasoned salt, , or even vinegar or flavored olive oil. Go crazy!

5 Minute Microwaved Potato Chips

Click here for printable recipe for Microwave Potato Chips

Here are some of my other snacks that may be of interest for game-day gatherings.

Kale Chips

Baked Salami “Chips”

Salty Sweet Popcorn

Toffee Pretzels


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  • Reply
    February 22, 2015 at 2:55 am

    Hi Tamera, I love watching you on after buzz discussing Dowton Abbey. Yhe chips look great! Can I make them in the regular oven? I don’t like using the microwave. Thanks! Judy

  • Reply
    February 22, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Delicious with Old Bay seasoning!

    • Reply
      Tamara Berg
      February 22, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      OOoh Sid, what a GREAT idea!

  • Reply
    March 31, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Hi Tamara,
    first of all sorry for my English but I’m not a native speaker. I tried to make your potato chips according to your recipe but even after 8 minutes in the microwave on the highest possible level (900 watt) the chips were still raw inside and very soft. So I was wondering whether you use a special microwave-mode?
    Greetings from Germany, Tamara

    • Reply
      Tamara Berg
      April 1, 2015 at 6:34 am

      Hello Tamara in Germany! I think perhaps your chips are sliced thicker than mine. I sliced mine with a mandoline (Mandolinenschneider in German?), so they are VERY thin… about 2mm thick. But I would think that thicker ones would eventually get crispy with more time in the microwave. My recommendation is to keep cooking them for a bit longer — maybe 10 minutes or so. Keep trying, and let me know what happens! Thanks for the comment! Good luck!

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