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Lifestyle | 5 Minute Microwave Crisps


These 5 minute microwave crisps are the perfect way to satisfy late night junk food cravings when the cupboards are bare - and, let’s face it, being a student that’s more often than not! They taste delicious and work out at a lot cheaper and healthier than your average bag of crisps. Plus they're super quick and easy to make and no mess, which saves on the washing up!

WARNING: If you make a batch of these you may end up making several thousand more for your friends!


I N G R E D I E N T S:
One medium baking potato (~1 portion)
Dash of salt
Drizzle of vegetable oil


E Q U I P M E N T:
Chopping board
Peeler
Cheese or vegetable slicer
Two plastic food bags
Microwavable plate

M E T H O D:
1. Peel your potato and cut into quarters.


2. Start to cut thin and even slices of potato using a cheese or vegetable slicer (do not use a knife which can make your slices too thick to cook!) and place into a plastic food bag.

3. Add a drizzle of vegetable oil into the bag and give it a small shake to ensure that all of your potato slices are covered.


4. Remove the slices from the bag by turning it inside out onto a microwaveable plate and spread out a thin layer of potato slices, being careful not to overlap them. If you have too many slices, don’t worry you can always make another batch!

5. Cook for 4-5 minutes (based on an 850W microwave) or until brown and crispy. This is really important!


6. Whilst hot, scrape them off the plate taking care not to burn yourself and place into a second plastic food bag. Season to taste with salt and shake the bag before serving to evenly coat the crisps. You can either place them on a plate to serve or knot the bag for the perfect pre-lecture snack.

7. Get creative! You can and make many different flavoured crisps such as salt and vinegar, chip spice or even try apple slices topped with cinnamon for sweet treat!

Thanks to Curry's for asking me to be part of their Student Cookbook! Are you going to have a go at making these?


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