Still I have been wanting to bake these for a week now. Only this morning having decided that I must make it or leave it. Baked it I did, and had a bad rush to work as well.
So you really got to excuse my lack of pretty pictures for the microwave potato chips, definitely not as pretty as Finla's anyways.
Of course the crispiness you get when you deep fry the potato chips, is a completely different ball game. When you either oven bake or microwave bake, you do get a crispy chip, albeit a wee bit tasting different.
Naturally if you want to stick to your half a teaspoon of oil for cooking, I will surely advise you to either oven bake or microwave baked! And of course this is surely not the quickest method, however you are those for whom chips are off limits, this is something you can dig in without much guilt.
After making mine, I came across this post which also has beautiful pictures and useful points on making potato chips in microwave
Deep Fried Potato Chips
1 big Potatoes, washed
2 to 3 tsps of cooking oil
Salt according to your taste
Red chili powder as per your taste
How to make Potato Chips in Microwave
Using a slicer, slice into very thin rounds. Mine is pretty good and gets very thin ones. Else you can use a mandolin for thin slices.
Wash the potato slices in water and spread on a towel to drain them.
When the chips are dry, toss them in oil and season with salt.
In a microwave safe plate, spread them, making sure they don't overlap, microwave for 3 mins.
when done, flip the chips and again microwave for 3 mins.
Overall it took me about 6 - 7 mins for each batch.
When these done, they still remain soft, allow it to cool down for them to turn very crispy.