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Small Batch Microwave Potato Chips

Crispy and delicious microwave potato chips.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword microwave potato chips
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Smoked paprika (optional)


  • Line a dinner plate with parchment paper. You may need to cut the corners off or fold them upward so that the plate can rotate properly in the microwave without the paper getting caught.
  • Using a mandoline, cut potato into 1 mm slices (or as thin as your mandoline can go).
  • In a small bowl, mix the potato slices with olive oil and sea salt using your fingers.
  • Place the potato slices on the parchment paper in an even layer.
  • Place the plate in the microwave and set for two minutes. Watch the chips carefully. You may need to move them around before the two minute mark so they cook evenly. As microwaves vary, experiment with the ideal cooking time to get the perfect crispy chip. Repeat the process until you've cooked the entire potato.
  • Sprinkle on smoked paprika and additional salt once the chips are cooked.