Homemade Crisps In Minutes

Microwave homemade crisps

Love crisps? Then try these amazing homemade crisps, which have just 3 ingredients and are ready after a few minutes in the microwave!

I am a crisp addict to the point where I don’t ever buy them in as I just can’t resist eating through them immediately, I’d eat pack after pack after pack. So when I heard that you can make healthier crisps using your microwave I had to give them a go immediately!

These were so surprisingly good. They are light and crispy and easily as nice as crisps you would buy – give them a try next time you have a rogue potato left over! This method also works really well with sweet potatoes.

Homemade Crisps In the Microwave


A potato

Fry light oil or other spray oil (I used Fry Light olive oil spray)




1. Spray a plate with a few sprays of oil to give a thin layer of oil across the plate.

2. Slice your potato into thin slices. I used a cheese slice for this but you could use a veg peeler or just use a knife to slice them as thin as you can.

3. Lay the potato slices on the plate (not touching or they’ll stick together).

4. Spray the potato slices with a few sprays of olive oil.

5. Sprinkle them with a pinch of salt.

6. Pop the plate into the microwave for 3-5 mins. This will depend on the thickness of your potato slices so keep checking on them – they are ready when they are crisp and just starting to brown in places.


I can’t wait to try some more seasoning ideas – I wonder if I can recreate salt and vinegar?

L x





  1. For salt and vinegar would it work if you gave the potato slices a dash on vinegar before cooking them? I’d imagine if you vinegared them afterwards they’d go all soggy like chips but in nothing like as nice a way.

  2. I just finished half a potato following your recipe. Other half is in the microwave now. It is delicious. I dont think I will be buying ready made again. My 4 yo loves it and with this recipe, I know she isnt eating junk. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Just made these for my 7 year old who asked for crisps.As we didn’t have any thought I would try your recipe,she’s on her second lot already!

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