Easy Homemade Potato Chips

Side Dish, Snack

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  • Potato Type: Russet
  • Prep Method: Microwave
  • Special Requests: Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Dairy-Free
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Chips and a Champagne pairing?  Well, yes! Popular Champagne site The Fat Cork, recommends pairing homemade thick-cut potato chips with Champagne. Salt from the chips balances acidic wine, making salty foods are a perfect pairing for dry Champagnes and sparkling wines. This famous pairing goes back at least as far as 1955 in the movie The Seven Year Itch, when Marilyn Monroe arrives at a neighbor’s house with a bottle of Champagne and a bag of potato chips, even suggesting they dip the chips into the Champagne.

As a perfect packed snack or part of a festive holiday buffet, make your own potato chips without oil or a messy fryer.


  • 1 large russet potato
  • salt (I prefer popcorn salt for these as it’s ultra fine grain)


  1. Peel potato & then use a mandolin or food processor to cut into thin slices
  2. Place slices in a bowl of water to keep from browning while you work
  3. Place a piece of parchment paper on a glass plate
  4. Spread out potato slices on parchment in a single layer
  5. Sprinkle with salt if desired & microwave on high 3-7 minutes (this depends on your microwave & thickness of your slices)
  6. They are done when crisp & slightly golden

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