This is so freakishly easy it’s downright scary! I accidentally made a few chips too thick and with a few more seconds in the microwave they still turned out great. The best thing about these is that you can control the amount of salt or the types of seasonings you want to add. This is perfect for those watching their sodium intake. I made the first batch on a greased plate and a few of them stuck to the plate so after that I made them on parchment and I had no problems after that. This method also cuts down on the amount of fat you need. Perfect!
Homemade Potato Chips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 potato, sliced paper thin (peel optional)
Slice potatoes using a mandolin slicer, if possible. Pour the vegetable oil into a plastic bag (a produce bag works well). Add the potato slices, and shake to coat.
Coat a large dinner plate lightly with oil or cooking spray. Arrange potato slices in a single layer on the dish.
Cook in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned (if not browned, they will not become crisp). Times will vary depending on the power of your microwave. Remove chips from plate, and toss with salt (or other seasonings). Let cool. Repeat process with the remaining potato slices. You will not need to keep oiling the plate.