MICROWONK! How to Make Microwave Potato Chips Video

I made up a word! The word is MICROWONK.

mi·cro·wonk [mahy-kroh-wongk] Slang. Noun.
mi·cro·wonky, mi·cro·wonker, mi·cro·wonking

1. Excessively detailed recipe for cooking in a microwave oven.
2. A person who writes or executes recipes for the microwave oven in an assiduous and thorough manner.

You see, I’m not sold on many of the microwonky recipes out there. Take the the microwave mug cake for example. You make the same mess, but end up with a mediocre cake that’s kinda rubbery. Just sayin’.

But when I saw this recipe over at The Kitchn, I had to try making Potato Chips in the Microwave for myself!

So call me a microwonk, I don’t care. Because I think these crispy Potato Chips are just about the coolest thing to come from my microwave. Just a word of caution, make sure you have some spuds on hand before watching this video.

Watch How to Make Microwave Potato Chips and get microwonky!

How to Make Microwave Potato Chips
Get the Microwave Potato Chips Recipe as seen in the video.

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11 Responses to “MICROWONK! How to Make Microwave Potato Chips Video”

  1. Jan
    8/27/2012 at 4:18 am #

    … no time to comment… must go and make potato chips…

  2. Average Betty
    8/27/2012 at 5:58 am #

    Haha, Jan! Let me know what you think of the chips :)

  3. Marc Miller
    9/7/2012 at 1:42 pm #

    Any tips for adding some extra flavor to these? Or is that cheddar cheese flavoring I’m used to only come from factories with artificial ingredients?

  4. Marc Miller
    9/7/2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Or maybe I just need a great dip. hmmm…

  5. Average Betty
    9/7/2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Hi Marc! I tried rubbing the potato slices with bbq sauce to make bbq potato chips and that DID NOT work. I can imagine if you had some flavored oil, like a hot jalapeno oil, that might be a good bet — or possibly a sprinkle of chili powder might work.

    But YES — a great dip works well too… maybe some ranch dressing OR… if you’ve got the time: http://www.averagebetty.com/videos/how-to-make-french-onion-dip-video/

  6. jose maria
    10/14/2012 at 8:11 am #

    Cambien se puede poner ajo molido a las patatas

    un saludo


  7. Average Betty
    10/14/2012 at 8:17 am #

    Hi there! I had to use the handy Google translate for your comment, but here is what I got:

    “To change, you can put crushed garlic in the potatoes.”

    Great suggestion, Pepe! Thanks!


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