Making your own crisps in the microwave is great fun. It's a little time consuming I'll admit, but that time is basically spent waiting for your microwave and can easily be spent doing fun things like drinking beer or staring at the microwave. The resulting crisps not only taste better than anything you could buy from the supermarket, they're also a fair bit healthier too.
3-4 Maris Peer baby potatoes per person
1/4 teaspoon of olive oil
Salt to taste
Wash and scrub, but do not peel the potatoes. Pat dry with kitchen paper and slice as thinly as possible.
Pour the sliced potatoes into a bowl and add the olive oil. Mix thoroughly until all of the slices are evenly coated.
Arrange the potato slices in a single layer on a microwave safe plate. If desired, the plate may be greased with a little olive oil before use. This will help to prevent the crisps from sticking to the plate.
Microwave on full power for around 2-3 minutes, or until the potato slices begin to cook.
Use a butter knife or spatula to turn the potato slices and continue to cook on full power for a further 2-3 minutes, or until the potatoes become crisp. As the crisps begin to dry out, the slices will take on a look similar to dried banana chips.
Remove the crisps from the microwave and pour into a bowl lined with kitchen paper. The crisps will become even more crunchy after cooling fully. Season to taste with salt and serve.