Thursday, July 24, 2008

Low fat microwave Potato chips/crisps

Potato chips have to be one of the most universally loved snacks. I have yet to meet anybody who tells me they hate potato chips,really I have never met such a person.
This past weekend I learnt a new way of making these,not that I have ever attempted making the traditional style potato chips :) but I learnt this healthier alternative from my father in law.This was a simple and quick technique and worked out very well.The ultimate guilt free snack,so get ready to dig in.I was very excited and happy with the success of these chips and wanted to share this with all of you



Click here for a printable view of this recipe

Ingredients and method to make Microwave Potato chips/Crisps

2 or 3 white potatoes
a small pinch of salt
small pinch of chili powder ( optional )
a few drops of oil

Wash the potatoes well and peel skin if using old potatoes,for new ones you can keep the skin

Slice the potato thinly

Grease a microwave safe plate or a microwave safe dish with a few drops of oil

Place the sliced potatoes on the plate/dish.Take care not to overlap the slices as it will stick together and not become crispy enough.

Place dish in the microwave and heat for about 5-8 minutes (it will depend on the thickness of the slices and the wattage of the microwave)

Flip the slices once during the cook time

Place the chips/crisps in a bowl and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and chili powder and mix well

Store in an airtight container.

Notes:
In case you are making more than one batch of these do remember to re-grease the dish/plate between batches as otherwise the potatoes tend to stick to them.

Also remember that if the potatoes are sliced so thin as to be almost transparent,they will surely stick to the plate,make the slice thin but not thin enough to be transparent.

On to other things now....

I have been double tagged,both Rashmi and Trupti have tagged me.

The rules are as below:

"At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 or 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read my blog".Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers."-


1.What was I doing ten years ago?

Slogging for my CA final exams


2. Five things on Today's "To do" list

Complete this post
Start dinner
Make a run to the grocery store
Catch up on my emails
Upload some pictures into a web album and send it to family


3.I am addicted to :

Well addiction is too strong a word, more of a deep interest I would say in
Reading fiction,
Blogging,
Good music,
Good tea
and most of all, a good book with good music in the background and a hot cup of tea in my hand.........heaven !


4.Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Charity,Investments and Travel

5. Places i have lived:

Bombay,California,Oregon and North Carolina


48 comments :

mitr_bayarea said...

Usha-

Thanks for the tag, will take it up on my next post. Interesting to note what you would do if you were a billionaire.

Usha said...

Hey Mitr,looking forward to reading your answers for these questions :)

Anu said...

Hi Usha,

Thanks for tagging me! I've posted my answers onto my blog.
I'm sorry I didn't tag anyone else; I get a little flustered with these things..! Maybe I'll get used to them in time..:)

Cheers!

Usha said...

Hi Anu,I enjoyed reading your responses to the tag,I get a little nervous sometimes too, as I am new to the blogging world,just been 2 months now and am not sure always of the protocol involved I guess :)

Anu said...

Hi Usha,

Thanks! Yea, it’s funny how it gets a little intimidating-even though I’ve been blogging for a bit now! But I like your ‘game’ attitude; that’s the way to tackle the ball! :)

I have some contract agreements with Foodbuzz about posting logos on my blog, so I will have to get their permission about the Magic Lamp before putting it up.

Thank you; and yes, I did do the sketch myself :”>

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Usha; that’s very kind of you!

Mariuca said...

ZAM ZAM ALAKAZAM! Thank you for joining us on another magical adventure, filled with love and luck! Your site has been added to the Master List at number 225. Pls update your list accordingly from the Master List, thank you very much and have a magical day! :)

Genie Princess

karuna said...

hey usha, i just completed the ques. chk them out
http://myluvforfood.blogspot.com/2008/07/new-menu-and-magic-lamp.html

Lore said...

These look incredible! I did try to make some potato chips in my microwave but they weren't crispy enough. On what power (W) did you heat them?

Usha said...

Thanks Mariuca :)

Usha said...

Hey Karuna sure I will check it out :)

Usha said...

Hi Lore,my microwave has 1300 W and I made these chips at the highest setting and all of them turned out crisp...........

Lore said...

Thank you for your quick answer Usha :). Mine only has 750W :(

Usha said...

Hey Lore,I am not an expert on microwave cooking but will it work if kept for a longer duration,do you think ?

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

hey .. I loved the potato chips .. every time i eat the fried version i feel soo guilty .. a healthy option .. Nice to read your tag .. Good to know that you are from mumbai .. i too am from mumbai

Usha said...

Hi Vegetable Platter,Thanks for dropping by,Good to "meet" a fellow Bombayite,I still haven't gotten used to Mumbai :)Keep in touch.

Diksha said...

Usha thanks for Tagging me.
I have posted the answers on my blog as per the rules.
I am so glad to receive the Magic Lamp of Luck.Thank you again!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Wow great tip, to do the chips on the microwave. I'll try that for sure!

mitr_bayarea said...

Usha-

Tag completed on my blog....thanks.

Usha said...

Hey Mitr just went through your blog,enjoyed your answers :)

Suma Rajesh said...

hey usha..loved ur new version of chips in micro..will surly maka a try..thanks 4 sharing dear..

lothi said...

hey usha thanx for passing the magic lamp. very nice of you... Thank you once again.

priar's, said...

Hi usha,
nfirst time in ur blog...crisy potato chips in microwave....hmmmgr8 post thanks for sharing

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

potato chips look yummy.. i have tried it before and i like it too.. thx for passing on your award to me.. i will update my blog sometime.. bye

Degchi said...

hey usha,
nice chips...will surely give a try.

Jo said...

Hi Usha, thanks for visiting my blog and also posting this chips recipe. Now I know what I'll do with my remaining bag of russet potatoes. :)

Usha said...

Hi Diksha,enjoyed getting to know a little more about you :)

Usha said...

Thanks Clumbsy Cookie,do let me know when you try them :)

Usha said...

Thanks for dropping by Suma !

Usha said...

Your welcome,Lothi I am looking forward to reading the answers to your tag questions :)

Usha said...

Thanks for dropping by Priars !

Lore said...

Hi again Usha :)
I will try to keep them more in the oven and hope for the best.

Sukanya said...

You have a fantastic blog and some amazing veg recipes, Iam also a pure vegetarian and as you said in your blog, options become lesser when u are a calorie conscious vegetarian in a foreign country. I love the recipe for the microwave potato chips and surely going to try them. Meanwhile I would like to pass you an award. Please check my blog http://sukanya-keralaiyer.blogspot.com/ for further details.

Usha said...

Thanks Mahimaa and Degchi:)

Madhavi said...

WOW lovely recipe and chips look so crisps. Great entry dear.

Congratulations on ur award and thank you so much for thinkin' of me, so sweet of u :)))

Usha said...

Hi Jo,Thanks for dropping by,do let me know when you try this :)

Usha said...

Hi Lore,hope it works out for you this time :)

Usha said...

Thanks so much Sukanya,I will definitely check out your blog soon.

Usha said...

Thanks Madhavi :)

Dershana said...

hey usha,

thanks for stopping by my blog and taking time to write a feedback :-)

potato chips in microwave, great. will definitely try. my hubby will be delighted :-)

cheers,

dershana

Usha said...

Thanks for visiting Dershana,hope you enjoy these as much as I did :)

Trupti said...

Hey Usha, nice to read about you. So are you working here?
I love the little bit healthier version of potato chips.

Vibaas said...

hi i am visiting your blog for the first time. you have a nice blog and i love this healthy version of potato chips. can't wait to try.

Usha said...

Thanks for dropping by Trupti :)

Usha said...

Thanks for visiting Vibaas,hope you enjoy them too :)

Sophie said...

We would like to feature this recipe on our blog. Please email sophiekiblogger@gmail.com if interested. Thanks

Uj said...

Wow.. what a healthy way to indulge.. I love Potato chips and would not mind digging into the whole bag and finish hem once for all. Your solution seems to be definitely healthy. Will try it. Thanks

Kavitha said...

Lovely and a brilliant idea to make potato chips! Today i'l try. Thanks for posting this secret.

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