Friday, 15 June 2012

Microwave Chips / Crisps


Maybe I should not call the Chips / Crisps MW Chips as while we were eating this Hans was saying so this is the Miracle Chips :-)
In our place we have this bad habbit, we buy Chips from the shops .
It is like yeah it is weekend so if we have a drink what are we going to munch on and I am like Ok will buy a pack of chips.
There are so many brands and flavour of chips available that if one stand in front of the section one would be still saying which flavour of which brand to buy.
I admit I do like to eat crisps, but after having a them I am like why did I eat this which is not healthy but can't stop eating them if one start to eat them.

So few days back I was in Pintrest one of my latest craze and while I was there I saw this easy to make MW Chips, I was so excited about it, I literally got up and went to the kitchen and made them.
And I am happy I made them as for sure I am going to make these more often and buy lesser chips from the supermarkets.
Before you start making them please read the tips.

I do agree it takes a bit of time as unlike in the oven you can't use few trays.
I made with 2 potatoes and I think that was enough just for 2 of us.
Tips:
The first batch I made I sliced them thicker and that was like the oven chips we buy, then the second batch I made I sliced them really thin, and Hans loved the thinner ones.
But what I found is if you slice them really thinner you use a bit more oil otherwis it will stick to the plate and even if they stick doesn't matter I used the tip of a sharp knife gave a push and I could slide them.
I also sprinkled well with salt as here we love it salty.
According the the original post of the chips, she said even if you keep the crisp for next days it is still crisp, but I don't know aobut that as mine was finished the day itself :-)
I made them in the afternoon and it was over the day itself.
You would be surprsied to know how many times I went to the kitchen to steel these as I had kept in a tupperware so that Hans and I could enjoy it together when he came home in the evening.



2 big Potatoes, washed .( I used the potatoes which we use to make here french fries)
2 to 3 tbsp of olive oil
Salt according to your taste
Cooking spray

Slice potatoes into 1/8-inch rounds for thicker potato chips. For thinner ones, use a mandolin to cut very thin slices. Toss slices in a medium bowl with oil and salt to coat evenly.
Coat a large microwave-proof plate with cooking spray. Arrange some potato slices in a single layer on the plate. Microwave, uncovered, on High until some slices start to brown, 3 to 4 minutes (depending upon potato thickness and microwave power). Turn slices over (they will be hot, so take care with your fingers) and continue microwaving until they start to crisp and brown around the edges, 2 to 3 minutes .
 Check frequently and rearrange slices as needed to prevent scorching. Transfer chips to another plate and allow to cool completely. (They will crisp up more as they cool.)
Repeat process with remaining slices.
The first pic I took again as this is the third time I am making these delicious chips. So i am giving you the tip again I would suggest slice it thin, even if you have to use a bit more oil as the tinner ones are much more delicious. After the first time in the MW and when you want to turn them it if is sticky what i do is , I use a knife and with the tip i just slide under then it is really easy .

33 comments:

Priya said...

They came out prefect, wat a guilt free chips na.

Shalet said...

Thanks for this recipe. They look so yummy. My kiddos are going to love it. I dont buy chips for them because of all the added ingredients. If this is successful, I will have a midway where they get their chips and I get to choose the ingredients.
BTW, your photos always rock. I seriously have to learn your tips.
Shalet.

Sia said...

I'm gonna try this miracle crisps for sure! Thanks, Finla :)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

I see a lot of guilt-free Friday evenings at your place ;-)

Shabbu said...

crispy and yummy chips..

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

You are right the thinner chips would need more oil..But home made chips are always welcome...Looking very crisp and perfect...

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

a guilt free snack for sure!

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Laavanya said...

Looks great and how easy!

Bong Mom said...

Have never done them in MW, thick cut oven ones I do often. But yours is very thin cut and looks exactly like store bought. My girls are going to love these

sra said...

The stealing sounds very familiar - sometimes I have to finish the stuff even before I've shared it with anyone else!

Vani said...

Wow! Looks just like store bought. Love it!

Angie's Recipes said...

wow you are a genius! Can't believe these are made with microwave!

Jaya said...

I echo Vani here - will try out soon..hugs

Spandana said...

Miracle chips look indeed very good... tasty and healthy. I have to try them. And the tips are very useful!

Sonali Pradhan said...

they came out just perfect !!!!looks crisp n delicious !!!!

Jaya said...

Finla,
tried it with two potatoes..we just cant stop eating it ..although not good as yours look but still it's very addictive :-)..thanks for sharing.. hugs

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Jaya wow that was fast trying it,thankyou for trying them, yeah i know it is indeed addictive, i made them yesterday too but then added paprika powder for another flavour.

Julie said...

wow..they look beautifully done..perfect crisp ones with a cup of coffee:-)

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Gloria said...

I think are amazing I have to make these for kids!! :)

Food Gal said...

Glad you enjoyed the recipe on my blog. It's amazing a microwave can make chips as crisp as these, isn't it? Spoils you for ever going back to store-bought ones in the bags.

Srivalli said...

I always love this Finla, MW is always a boon in many ways..:)

Chandrani said...

Potato chips looks crucnhy and perfect.

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indosungod said...

Can't tell they are made at home. They look like store bought to me but of course I bet with a taste that is far superior.

sowmya's creative saga said...

we have that bad habit too..now am going to try them...looks nice..

toemail said...

So many delicious looking chips, making me hungry. :)

Jay said...

I am craving now...soooper doooper recipe
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Cathleen said...

I can't believe you can make these in the microwave! That thing can do everything, these look SO good!

Rose from Magpies Recipes said...

How simple and fantastic Finla! Had read about these and was planning on trying it sometime. Great to heart that it came out well for you! And I SO love your backgrounds and that too cute paper bag :)

Rinku Naveen said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe Finla. My kids will love it. It looks so crisp and perfect like the store bought ones.

Akila said...

looks so tempting... with beautiful cliks...

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Mina Joshi said...

I made these too but mine didn't look as nice as yours. The tasted good though. Thanks for all the tips. I'll slice them with a mandoline and make sure ther is plenty of oil rubbed on the potatoes....

Happy Cook / Finla said...

@Mina thankyou for trying them yeah indeed try to slice them thinner and use a bit more oil if you are slicing them thinner that earlly helps.

lissie said...

Thanks for the recipe, Finla! I will surely try it..