*sigh* I'm sad to say that the microwave chips I spotted the recipe for over on
Nic's blog left alot to be desired for me. Maybe I'm just picky, maybe I should have used some seasonings other than just salt, or maybe my expectations in a snack are simply too high. The chips were crispy, so I don't think it was a failed recipe, I just wasn't happy with the flavor.
The chips are actually super simple to make, they just take a little bit of time if you want a decent quantity, in otherwords..more than a handful. I'm fortunate enough to have a madeoline slicer, so I could easily slice the potatoes very thinly, which they need to be in order to fully cook & crisp up. When I saw this recipe I thought "oooh great, something low-fat and not loaded with sugar. AND a reason to use my much neglected madeoline slicer!!" How much better can a snack get right?? Well when I tasted the final producted I realized there was disappointment to be felt that faithful afternoon. It's hard to really even discribe why I didn't like the chips. They were crispy, but not that break into a million little pieces crispy like fried chips. And I'm sooooo all about not just flavor but texture, I mean doesn't that a true foodie make??? Yes!! And have you ever cooked or been served potatoes that were not completely cooked?? You know how they have that raw potato-y taste?? Well that's how the microwave chips were!!
*insert sad sigh*
Uncle Bill's Microwave Potato Chips
4 medium potatoes (russet, yellow gold, or red potatoes)
your choice spices or herbs (granulated garlic powder, seasoning salt, cayenne pepper, dried dill weed)
22 minutes 15 mins prep
1. If potatoes are old, peel and slice thin, 1/16" in thickness, slicing across the potato. If the potatoes are new or good skins, DO NOT PEEL, just scrub well, then slice them 1/16" in thickness, slicing across the potato.
2. Sprinkle with your choice of spices or herbs or just leave them plain.
3. If you have a microwave bacon tray, place the sliced potatoes flat on the tray in a single layer.
4. Cover with a microwaveable, round heavy plastic cover.
5. Microwave on HIGH (full power) for 7 to 8 minutes. Cooking time could vary slightly, depending on the wattage of your microwave.
6. You do not have to turn the sliced potatoes over.
7. If you do not have a bacon tray, use a microwave safe casserole dish.
8. Rub the inside of the dish with some olive oil for the first batch of potato chips. I do not know why, but I find that if you do not rub oil the first time, some chips will tend to stick to the dish. After the first batch is done, you do not have to rub the dish again.
9. Continue to microwave the remainder of sliced potatoes as noted above.