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Sweet potato chips made in the microwave

This homemade salty-sweet treat can be yours in just five minutes.

Sweet Potato chips

Sweet potato chips are the ultimate snack food. They possess the food craving trifecta: sweet, salty and crunchy. The bonus in making them in the microwave is they are ready quickly. You could be munching away on these within five minutes of the urge striking. As a side dish, microwave sweet potato chips are perfect for weeknight dinners or when you need some last minute meal inspiration.

What is so impressive about these chips is how crispy they become in the microwave. They produce an audible and satisfying crunch that makes you want to go back for another. The flavor is also remarkable. I usually associate the intense sweetness of a sweet potato with a low and slow roast in the oven, but the microwave makes these sweet potato chips comparably caramelized.

Microwave sweet potato chips

Serves 1

Sweet, salty and crunchy, these sweet potato chips are a satisfying snack or the perfect accompaniment to a burger.


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt



Scrub the sweet potato clean. Using a mandoline or sharp knife,
slice the sweet potato into rounds 1/8-inch or thinner.

Step 1 clean and cut

Step 2


In a medium bowl, toss the sweet potato slices with the olive oil and salt to evenly coat.

Step 2 toss with salt and olive oil


Place the sweet potato slices in a single layer on a paper towel and microwave on
high until they just begin to brown, three to four minutes. Allow to cool before eating.

Step 3 Microwave

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