So my family and I have a thing for crunchy things. Among them almonds, pickles, pretzels, peanuts, popcorn and, of course, potato chips. One thing my family does not have a thing for is greasy potato chips from a bag.
Too fatty. Too messy.
To fight the fat, baking is the answer. For years we've been cooking up our own baked potato chips in the microwave on a plate, just like these. But this method has a few problems. 1) The chips stick to the plate. 2) The plate gets too hot to easily maneuver it while doing the flipping required so the chips cook evenly. 3) You can't fit very many chips on a plate.
And then the other day a gigantic lightbulb went off (while watching Dr. Oz, of all things!) - thread the potato chips on a skewer!
Here's how you do it:
Microwave "Baked" Potato Chips
- Slice desired amount of small potatoes very thinly with a knife or a mandolin. Sprinkle with salt, if desired. A potato of 2"-3" diameter will work best.
- Using wooden skewers, space potato slices on skewer evenly, leaving about 3/4" between each slice and leaving about 1" free on each end.
- Evenly place skewers across an 8" square glass (microwave-safe) baking dish, resting ends of skewers on the sides of the pan so the slices "float" without touching the bottom of the dish.
- Microwave on high (regular) for 4 minutes. Rotate skewers 180 degrees. Microwave for another 4 minutes, or until desired level of browning is achieved.
Then go eat these suckers like the best crunchy stick-sicle you've ever tasted!