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Can I Make "Healthy Microwave Potato Chips"?

Updated: Aug 28, 2020

I saw this YouTube video from Passion for Food's YouTube channel and the chips looked good and it looked so fast & easy that I wanted to try it out myself!

It is only 1 ingredient: the potato!

In addition to Pi Day, March 14 is also Potato Chip Day!

For another healthy potato chip recipe, check out these pretty oven-baked potato chips from Tastemade on YouTube. They're easy to make!


Potato Chip Day

"Did you know that Americans consume 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips each year? It’s the nation’s favorite snack food!

An American chef named George Crum invented potato chips in Saratoga Springs in 1853. One day, a picky customer kept sending his fried potatoes back to the kitchen, complaining that they were too thick and soggy. Crum responded by slicing the potatoes so thin that they couldn’t be eaten with a fork. The customer was so pleased with Crum's crispy creation that they became a regular item on the restaurant's menu!

To celebrate National Potato Chip Day, enjoy some of your favorite potato chips with your lunch or dinner!"


Origin of "National Potato Chip Day":

"Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. This day was most likely created by the snack food industry.

This is referred to as a "National" day. We did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. If any snack food is truly a national day, the potato chip should be number one."


Attempt #1:

All you need is a potato (in thin slices), parchment paper and a microwave. You don't even need oil or cooking spray. He did some experiments and found out that it's better if you don't use cooking spray or oil for here.

I used my mandoline and a potato.

It was really fast. It took a couple minutes to slice the potato.

All you do is put the potato slices on parchment paper. You don't have to soak them in water to get the starch out like you do when you are frying or baking them.

In the video, he recommends 3 min. 30 sec. and that was the right timing for my potato chips.

You let them sit for a few minutes outside of the microwave to get crispier.

RESULT: Success!

We are good at this! You wouldn't have known that these were made in the microwave if I hadn't told you and they taste good!

And you get a lot of chips for not much potato. I ate some before I took this picture, haha, but you can see that only 1/2 potato makes a lot of chips. This whole bowl is probably only 55-70 calories and you get a lot of nutrients from potatoes (links). Other ideas for potatoes are in this link too.


Give it a try! We are good at this!

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