You Will Never Believe What Snack You Can Make in Your Microwave

“Fry” this salty, crunchy indulgence in minutes

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The fresh from the fryer, er microwave, taste will leave you wondering how you went this long without knowing this microwave chip secret. 

Next time you are heating up your afternoon coffee in the microwave, consider all the other things this magic box is capable of producing. Those buttons are worth a lot more than just reheating and defrosting. Your microwave is capable of parboiling vegetables for a quick and healthy dinner side, and the less healthy — but delicious — “frying.”

Click here for the 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make in the Microwave slideshow.

Start out simple with this DIY Potato Chip recipe.

Use your mandolin to slice the potatoes thin. The thinner you slice it, the crispier your final chip will be. Lightly brush your potatoes to coat them in olive oil. This recipe calls for just salt, but you can add garlic powder, onion powder, barbecue seasoning, or any of your favorite flavors to make this chip your own .

Once your potatoes are seasoned, make sure your microwave is set to the ideal wattage for “frying” somewhere between 500 and 800 watts. You will need to calculate this power level based upon the maximum wattage listed on the inside of your microwave or if your microwave has pre-programed power levels choose medium to medium-high. Finally, place your potato slices on a paper towel lined plate, and nuke them for three to five minutes.

The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor, Michelle Kiefer.

Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.