I wanted to try making some potato chips, so I searched online and found this microwave recipe http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Potato-Chips/Detail.aspx.
To slice the potatoes (used two) I tried using my hand shredder, but it sliced them too thin and uneven, so I sliced them really thin by hand. I put the slices in a bowl of cold water, swished them around and let them set for about 30 minutes to remove the starch. Then I drained them and dried them well with paper towels.
Instead of coating the slices in oil, I did what a reviewer recommended, which was to oil my microwave plate, lay the slices on it and then spray them with Pam. I microwaved them, checking every 30 seconds until they got a light golden brown color. They only took about 2 minutes and actually turned out crisp and crunchy.
I microwaved another batch and then decided to deep fry the rest in my Fry Daddy. See how nice and golden they turned out…and crunchy too! I just sprinkled them with salt. Maybe next time I’ll try something different like Parmesan cheese and garlic salt or something spicy…hmm.
Here’s a picture of both the microwaved and deep fried chips so you can see the difference. I would have shown more but my husband ate all but these few microwaved ones while my back was turned…ugh!
I thought both versions turned out nice and crispy, and my grandson, Caden, enjoyed them too.