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Make it from Scratch Challenge..Homemade Potato Chips

Homemade potato chips is something I’ve been wanting to give a try but just hadn’t taken the time to actually do it. So I decided today was the day.

Homemade potato chips

I had seen quite a few recipes for microwave potato chips, so I took the common elements of each recipes and made up my own technique. One of the steps included in most of the recipes I found was to cut the potatoes thin. So I made sure to use my mandolin (affiliate link) to slice them up.

Potato Slices


Nice and Thin Potato Slice

I also found that not only soaking the potatoes but soaking them in ice water really helped. The first two batches I just had in cold water but after I added ice to the soaking water the chips seemed to crisp up a little better.


I also noted a few of the recipes called for spraying each batch of the chips and others recommended turning the chips half way through and then cooking on half power. I opted for the easier route of full power for 4-5 minutes and no flipping. I also oiled the pie plate I was cooking them in, instead of spraying each batch of chips. I did need to add a little more oil to the pan after a few batches but used much less oil than traditional store-bought chips I’m sure.

Yummy Crisp Potato Chips

How did they taste?

These chips were delicious. I sliced up two potatoes and cooked up about 3/4 of them in quite a few batches. That is one problem with microwave chips is you can only prepare about 8-12 at a time, so this technique isn’t really that good for a big party, but for a snack or lunch side dish it’s great.

Crispy chips from the microwave

The chips had a nice potato flavor and were very nice and crisp. So much fresher tasting than the bagged chips from the store. We will definitely be making these again. I might even try to figure out how to make a big batch in the oven, if I do I will be sure to post about it.

Want to make some for yourself? Here’s the recipe or well maybe I should say technique, I used to make our yummy crisp homemade microwaved potato chips.


Crispy Potato Chips

Homemade Potato Chips

These microwaved potato chips are really crisp and have a nice fresh potato flavor.
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Shelly


  • 2 Potatoes sliced very thin
  • Salt or other Seasoning to taste
  • Olive oil


  • Slice the potatoes very thin, I used a mandolin to slice mine.
  • Place the sliced potatoes into a bowl of ice water and chill for about 10 minutes.
  • Take out 8-10 slices of potato and press dry between paper towels or a clean towel.
  • Grease a casserole dish with olive oil. I used a glass pie plate and it worked well.
  • Place the dry potato slices into the pie plate and sprinkle with salt or other seasonings.
  • Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes until the potatoes get crisp and slightly golden in color.
  • Repeat the process until all the potato slices are cooked.You may need to add more olive oil after about 3-4 batches.
  • Enjoy!


Do you think making your own potato chips is something you will give a try?


This post is part of the Make it from Scratch Challenge hosted by Crystal of Money Saving Mom.


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