Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Microtato Chips

You might want to prepare yourselves for this, folks. Because I'm about to introduce something revolutionary to you. And I'm sure everyone and their mother have been making these for years, but it's new to me. Fat-free potato chips. And I'm not talking those little potato-eque wafers you get at the grocery store. I'm talking straight up potato chips, just as good as the full fat ones, just as crispy, and definitely just as tasty.

Follow me on this - potatoes, made in the microwave, with just a smidgen of cooking spray. Flavored with whatever spice combination floats your boat. I'm talking Old Bay, I'm talking chili powder with fresh lime, I'm talking freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt.

*This is also my entry in Sweetnick's Tuesday Anti-Oxidant Rich Food Roundup*

Microtato Chips

Microtato Chips
2 large potatoes, freshly scrubbed
cooking spray
parchment paper or wax paper
desired seasoning
a microwave

Thinly slice potatoes, using either a mandolin, or a regular vegetable peeler. Spray a sheet of parchment paper (or wax paper) lightly with cooking spray, and lay potatoes out in a single layer. Season with desired seasoning, and place in the microwave. Microwave on high, 5-7 minutes, until chips start to brown. Remove from the oven, and cool for a few seconds. Enjoy!

*And if you do make these, I'd love to know some more seasonings that worked for you

29 comments:

Alanna said...

Who knew?! May try with a sweet potato for lunch!

Saun said...

Sounds cool. I think I'm going to give those a try with some. I don't know about that wax paper though. The last time I put some in the microwave it started smoking. Did you use wax paper?

Bananarama said...

Yes, don't use wax paper. It will catch on fire. Parchment paper is the way to go... Flame-free! :)

Fiber said...

Actually, I used wax paper all 3 times I made these, and it didn't melt or set on fire at all. Might be a difference in the brand. But I agree - to be sure, use parchment paper. Or a well oiled casserole dish.

hwsdancer said...

Fiber, you are my HERO! With my husband needing to be on a low/nofat diet, potato chips are never EVER on my shopping list.

I just made 3 mini batches using sweet potatoes. Used just salt for 2 and Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy for the third---didn't much care for the Extra spicy....but my 4th batch will have some better spices!

hwsdancer said...

Oh, and I used waxed paper and didn't have a problem.

Special Sauce said...

I skipped the wax paper/parchment thing altogether when I made my batches- just used my regular glass plates from Target (thank you 70% off after christmas clearance!). I used McCormick's "it's a dilly" seasoning with garlic pan spray, plain adobo seasoning with regular spray, and Mrs. Dash tomato/basil/garlic- all of which were slammin' and have met with "Really? Low fat, and crispy?" everywhere they've gone. Off to the Sharpie to find more taters and seasoning.

Kitarra said...

I bake mine instead of microwave but that takes WAY longer. I am going to have to try it.

I like mine with BBQ seasoning. But almost any seaon salt would work really well. Lowreys season salt is scary good with potatoes.

Nandita said...

That looks too good to be guilt free, will try it today itself and shall get back on what spices i used! Thanks fiber

Johanna3 said...

oh my they look amazing, thanks for share it!

Vicki said...

brilliant idea! i'll be trying these out...

laura said...

I dredged my potato slices in vinegar and then sprinkled them with salt before I popped them in the micro. YUM! It's really hard not to eat the whole batch in one sitting.

Special Sauce said...

Chili Limon is my new favorite, but I'm toying with the idea of doing a sour salt version as well... (I tried the vinegar, and it wasn't effective for me)

kimmdarlinn said...

These are unbelievable!!! We love these and they are most excellent for us on the Weight Watchers Diet!! One of the greatest things ever found on the recipe boards!!!

Lynxie said...

Has anyone tried storing these? I was just wondering if they stay crispy after being stored for a couple days. I was thinking of making some up to take with me on a road trip.

Stacie said...

I tried these with barbeque seasoning and the vinager and salt and they were awesome. Can't wait to make more!

batblover said...

These were really good. I used Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb, and a lot of salt. Yum. Thanks for the recipe.

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vegancookiemonster said...

These chips are amazing. They will truly revolutionize my life. I'm going to post a picture of the ones I made on my blog. I used seasoned salt and parsley and ate them with an herbed tofu dip. YUM.

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Anonymous said...

hello,

your potatoes look absolutely fabolous!!!!!!
There are two questions I have:
what´s in your cooking spray? Oil or water?
and:
do you put a cover over the potatoes before you but them in?

Anonymous said...

I tried these with olive oil spray, salt, pepper and cayenne. Even my teen wants more! Thank you!

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Sandi K. said...

Really yummy, but the 3rd batch blew out my microwave. Piece of poop machine... :o( That's the only drawback; single layer doesn't allow for many chips to be cooked at once.

Courtney said...

i tried these last night and they were amazing! my "experiment" potato was gone in a minute flat...i used old bay (being a baltimore girl) and will try some sea salt tonight...and maybe limes....mmmm, wonderful recipe! i love not feeling guilty about eating chips!

Abdula said...

AWESOME great use some oregano motreal steak spice and chili powder and you're set!!!!

Abdula said...

awesome spirnkle with chili powder and some tandoori mix and you're set!

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Geniale said...

LOVE these! My fave seasoning with any potato dish is this Almost Salt-Free Seasoning (http://www.food.com/recipe/almost-salt-free-seasoning-411811).

Thanks for sharing all your awesome recipes!!!