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Homemade Potato Chips

Per Serving

Homemade Potato Chips

Makes: 3
Serving Size: 1/3 potato (about 15 chips)
Calories 40
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 395 mg
Potassium 170 mg
Protein 1 g
Phosphorus 40 mg
Choices: Starch 0.5
  • Makes: 3
  • Serving Size: 1/3 potato (about 15 chips)
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 6 to 7 minutes per batch


1 med. russet potato (about 5 oz.), washed, unpeeled
Baking parchment paper
1/2 tsp. kosher salt (or salt-free seasoning such as Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend)
1/2 tsp. mild chili powder


  1. Slice the potato very thinly, making sure all slices are about the same thickness. You should have about 45 slices.
  2. Cover the turntable of the microwave oven with a piece of baking parchment paper. Sprinkle the paper with some of the salt and chili powder. Place the potato slices on the paper in a single layer. Sprinkle with some more salt and chili powder. You may have to do this in two or three batches, depending on the size and shape of your turntable.
  3. Cook at full power for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the potatoes just start to brown. Turn off the microwave oven and let the potatoes rest for 1 minute. Cook again at full power until the potatoes are nicely browned. Make sure they do not burn. Repeat with any remaining slices.

Technique: Thinly Slicing, Microwave Cooking
Use a mandoline slicer to create nearly paper-thin slices, which quickly cook to crisp stage in—surprise!—the microwave, with no added fat.

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