I really didn't plan on making a post today, but here's what happened. I had a pregnancy-induced craving. A bad one. Something that I love, pregnant or not, is a banana sandwich with mayonnaise with plain potato chips and salsa. Yes, that is strange. It's something that I love, pregnant or not. But yesterday I felt like I had to have it or I was going to be miserable forever! One problem. We don't really keep junk food in the house too much. Therefore, we didn't have potato chips. I wanted chips and salsa and a banana sandwich so bad that I was willing to make all the mess of deep frying my own chips. So I got to poking around the internet for chip recipes. I came across the recipe on allrecipes.com (one of my favorite places) and was pleasantly surprised! Here's the "official" recipe:
Microwave Potato Chips
- 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
- salt to taste
- Scrub the potatoes, then slice them paper thin. Place a sheet of parchment paper over the bottom of your microwave oven. Place the potato slices in a single layer on top of the paper. Season with salt . Cover the potatoes with a second sheet of parchment paper.
- Cook on high power for 8 minutes, or until potato slices are browned and crisp, testing and adjusting the time as necessary since all microwaves cook differently. Remove potato chips from the microwave and cool on a rack. Repeat these steps to cook the remaining potato slices.
I never ever ever cook in the microwave. To me, it's just not cooking unless it's on the stove. I'm always really skeptical of food cooked in a microwave. But I can't brag enough on these chips. They were soooooooooo good. They were slightly browned. They were crispy. They were even "loud crunchy," if you know what I mean.
To boot, they were GUILT FREE! Yup! Guilt free chips. Just think: only 11 Wavy Lays Potato chips has 150 calories and 10 fat grams. I don't know how many chips I had, but I had 1 medium red potato. I must have had at least 30 or something. They had just 100 calories and ZERO fat!