Snack on Local Potatoes

As the question of sustainability is becoming more important to everyone, there’s been a strong movement in favor of eating locally produced foods. Potatoes, widely available from local sources, are inexpensive, and with this simple recipe, you can turn those local potatoes into local chips with just a little time.

Microwave Potato Chips

Microwave Potato Chips

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A healthier alternative to a traditional snack-time favorite. Use your favorite spices to create personalized flavors. (Nutritional yeast + garlic powder = cheesy garlic chips!) The simple method makes this a fun snack to prep with kids, but if you use a mandolin, be sure to protect little fingers!

Servings: 4 (154 g )

Prep Time: 15 min.


  • 1⅓ lbs. red potatoes, sliced thin
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt


  1. Toss the potatoes with oil and salt to coat evenly.
  2. Coat a large microwave-proof plate with cooking spray. Arrange some potato slices in a single layer on the plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high until some slices start to brown (2-3 minutes).
  3. Turn the slices over and continue microwaving until they start to crisp and brown around the edges (2-4 minutes). Check frequently and rearrange slices as needed to prevent scorching. Repeat with the remaining potato slices.