Snacks. Oh, how we all love to snack. And yet, what could be better than delicious homemade snacks.
After seeing it on Facebook and all over the internet every week, I finally decided to try this – Potato chips in microwave.
I tried two “potato techniques” (for each one I applied the olive oil differently), so here’s what you’ll need, how it is done and which technique seems the best.
• Olive oil (could work any other oil as well);
(salt/garlic salt/pepper/dill/anything you want)
1.The Raw Potato
In this technique as you understood I used raw, uncooked potato.
(1) I peeled the potato, washed it and if there is any black “eye” in it, that should rather be removed.
(2) Then, what I understood after they were ready, slice the potato as thin as possible, but also not too thin. That would be too crazy, but could be worth to try making them suuuper thin. Anyway, moving on…
(3) When you’ve sliced that potato up, put the slices in an ice-cold water for a few minutes. It removes the starch that would make the chips fluffy, not crispy.
(4) For this technique I poured some olive oil over the dish, sprinkled some garlic salt over it, then put the potato slices on the dish (one next to each other, not over!) and sprinkled some more seasoning (a bit of garlic salt, pepper powder and some dill).
(5) All that is left is to put the dish in the microwave for 1-3 minutes (I put them for 2/2.30min), then take them out, turn over and put in again for 1-3 minutes until golden.
These potato chips didn’t turn out very crispy, since the potato was raw it was kind of.. well you could kind of feel while biting that it was raw. Also I think it could also have something to do with how I poured olive oil right on the dish, not the potatoes.
2.The Slightly Boiled Potato
As you may understand, for this technique I used a potato, that I boiled for a few minutes (and important that not completely, because then it could break or do some other weird shape or thing 😀 ).
(1) So I peeled the potato, washed it and boiled it for a few minutes (not sure how many minutes).
(2) After it’s boiled, leave it to cool off a little or put it in cold water. Then slice it up just like in the first technique and put the slices in the ice water for a few minutes.
(3) Again, just like before – take them out, dry them with paper towels and put them out in the direct sunlight to dry them more off until there is no water left.
(4) THIS TIME put the potatoes one next to each other on the dish, then sprinkle the seasonings over the slices and as the last ingredient – sprinkle the olive oil over the slices, and maybe rub over them with your finger a bit.
(5) All that is left is, just like in the first technique, to put the dish in the microwave for 1-3 minutes (I put them for 2/2.30min), then take them out, turn over and out in again for 1-3 minutes until golden.
These turned out very crispy, like actual potato chips. This technique with half-boiled potato is definitely the best technique, I am still not completely sure, but I think it is better to pour the oil over the slices, not on the dish.
As you see in the pictures, after the chips were done, put some old newspaper in a bowl or a dish or wherever you want to put your masterpieces in. It will soak up some oil and they will be even crispier.
Thank you for visiting…
Until the next time!
The Butterfly Girl