Dorm Room Recipe: Fresh Potato & Sweet Potato Chips

Published October 31, 2014

By Karen Biton-Cohen

Fresh Potato & Sweet Potato Chips ready to eat

Need a study break? Whip up a quick and easy snack right in your dorm room in 6 minutes and you’ll be the envy of the entire floor. (Whether you choose to share is entirely up to you.)

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 6 minutes
total time: 16 minutes


  • microwave
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • paper towels
  • bowl
  • microwave-safe plate


  • 1 white potato
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste


    Step 1: Wash and scrub your potatoes.

    Step 2: Using a sharp knife, cut your potatoes into thinly-sliced rounds. Pat the rounds dry using your paper towels.

    Step 3: In a bowl, toss the potato rounds with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • Raw and freshly cut Potato Chips in mixing bowl

    Step 4: Line the microwave-safe plate with 2 sheets of paper towels. Place the rounds (in one even layer, without overlapping) over the paper towels.

    Raw Potato Chips on plate ready for microwave

    Step 5: Cook in microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, turn each round over and cook for another 3 minutes (or until golden brown and crispy) on MEDIUM. Repeat in batches.