Making Microwave Crisps or Potato Chips

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April 16, 2010
Homemade potato chips in a bowl.


  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 potato, sliced paper thin (peel optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste


Pour the vegetable oil into a plastic bag (a produce bag works well). Add the potato slices, and shake to coat.

Coat a large dinner plate lightly with oil or cooking spray. Arrange potato slices in a single layer on the dish.

Cook in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned (if not browned, they will not become crisp). Times will vary depending on the power of your microwave.

Remove chips from plate, and toss with salt (or other seasonings). Let cool. Repeat process with the remaining potato slices. You will not need to keep oiling the plate.

Prep Time: 30 Min

Cook Time: 5 Min

Calories: 80

Source: Allrecipies

By LRP from LWL, MA

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September 12, 2008

Does anyone in England know where I can buy a microwave crisp maker? I've tried ebay (ten pounds! I don't think so!), tried Lakeland and Kleeneeze.

I am on the Slimming World diet so I'd really like one. Many thanks.


By jsham (Guest Post)
September 15, 20080 found this helpful

You don't need a crisp maker. Go to and put "Uncle Bill's Microwave Potato Chip Recipe # 47195" into the search area at the top of the page and directions will come up for making delicious fat-free chips.


Hope this will be a help.


Gold Post Medal for All Time! 846 Posts
September 15, 20080 found this helpful

If you don't want to spend the money for a microwave crisp maker, how about just making them in the oven on baking sheets ???

It would actually take much less time for an abundance of crisps and be as fat free as the microwave recipes ...

September 17, 20080 found this helpful

Thankyou guys, why didn't I think of oven baked! sometimes it takes someone else to think of the simple things. lol

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April 28, 2012

Does anyone have a recipe for making potato chips in a microwave?

By Maryeileen from Brooklyn, OH

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