Crispy Potato Chips with Queso Blanco

It’s Football Food Friday again, and I think today’s recipe might just blow your mind. These potato chips were made in the microwave! I’d heard that crispy chips could be made in the microwave, but to be honest, I didn’t really think it’d work. I assumed that they’d maybe look crispy, but actually be kind of chewy in the center. I was oh, so wrong – these are kettle cooked quality!

Now onto this dip, which is perfectly spicy, creamy, and peppery. White American cheese melts so nicely, and it really complements the flavor of the spices and jalapenos. The best part is that this dip is made in the crock pot, so there’s really no work involved at all. Just through everything together, and let the magic happen.

Does this not look like the most perfect snack to munch on during the big game?

Printable Recipe

For the dip:
1 lb white American cheese
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 tbsp chopped jalapenos
1/2 tbsp jalapeno juice

For the potato chips:
1 russet potato
1 tbsp olive oil
cooking spray
salt, to taste

Slice the cheese into small chunks.

Put all of the dip ingredients in a slow cooker, and cook on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.

When the cheese dip is close to being done, use a mandolin (or knife) to thinly slice the potato.

Put the potatoes in a bowl and toss with the olive oil.

Spray a plate with cooking spray and place the potatoes in a single layer, making sure that they don’t overlap.

Microwave on regular power for 5-7 minutes (depending on the thickness of the potatoes and the microwave’s power), checking frequently, until they start to brown. They will not become crispy until they are slightly brown, but they can go from light brown to burnt fairly quickly. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.

Sprinkle with salt and allow to cool.

When the dip is melted and smooth, spoon into a serving bowl.

Serve with the chips and enjoy!

Just look at that crunch!

Adapted from these two recipes

Linking up with Erin today for Football Friday (even though she’s a Bengals fan)!

  • A Thousand Words
    September 13, 2013

    OMG you always make me so hungry!!!

  • Laura Hyde
    September 13, 2013

    WOW this looks so easy to do! I will have to try this on the weekend!
    I have a few fast recipes good for Friday nights too you might like!

  • Erin LFF
    September 13, 2013

    Ohhhh my yummiess! Drooling, seriously drooling! Please come to my kitchen and make these! 🙂 You should link this up to our football friday linkup today!!

  • jackie jade
    September 13, 2013

    wow yum – this looks so good! i love potato chips so this sounds perfect.
    — jackie @ jade and oak

  • Amy Charming
    September 13, 2013

    i LOVE homemade potato chips.. but I can never get them that thin… I obviously need a mandolin! … I think my father in law gifted me one somewhere…… Love this recipe — will be trying as soon as I find my mandolin! xoxo

  • Megan C. Stroup
    September 14, 2013

    DON’T. STOP. POSTING. RECIPES. Seriously, my fiancé is going to be soooooo excited when I surprise him with this over the weekend. 🙂

  • Fran
    September 14, 2013

    ooh, these look so good! I might have to try them this weekend 🙂

  • Erin
    September 15, 2013

    Oh my word–must make this tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your genius recipes 🙂 xoxo

  • A Momma in Training
    September 18, 2013

    I will def be trying for the next football game!

  • Shesabigstar
    September 18, 2013

    Oh my goodness, these look SO good… and so simple! I’ll definitely be trying them! Never imagined you could get a good crisp like that in the microwave… yum!!

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