How To Make No Count Crisps! Better Than Kettle Chips!


I love a little snack during the evenings.  Pop on the latest series of Orange Is The New Black whilst chomping down on a packet os crisps.  Perfect.  The trouble is, it doesn’t really go hand in hand with No Count on Weight Watchers.  I don’t often want to use my points up for crisps, preferring to use them for something with more of a nutritional value.

The Crispy Discovery

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll already know that my best friend is a Weight Watchers leader.

peeling potatoes

 Tor’s mother is law is also doing the No Count plan.  Jean (the mother in law) and her friends often share brilliant recipes and discoveries that help them on their way to success.  Anyway, I digress.  I popped round there earlier and Jean was sharing out these crisps.  Crisps on no count???  She’d made them.  Obviously, I’m very aware that crisps are made from potatoes and potatoes are no count, but they’re usually fried.  Fried foods are not great.  Great tasting, yes.  Great for our waistline and our health?  No.

I’ve made my own crisps before in the oven, using potatoes and a variety of vegetables.  They were delicious but they were such a fanny about to make.  potatoes plate

These crisps are delicious.  Just the variety that I would choose in a shop, like kettle chips.  Jean talked me though how she made them and she tells me they’re microwaved.  Not fried.  Yaasssss!  You can enjoy up to 75g for 1 SmartPoint of them if you’re counting, or just enjoy if you’re doing No Count.  I’ll get straight to how to make them now because, let’s face it, that’s what we all want to know.

How To

I use olive oil and my preferred variety of salt is pink Himalayan but you can use any.  Also, I really find a mandoline slicer so much easier than a peeler – FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN A MANDOLINE SLICER, GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.

microwaved potatoes

I’m sure you can try this recipe with vegetables also, for example, beetroot, parsnips, carrots and sweet potatoes.  I think I’ll experiment with seasonings at some point too.

Please note – 75g is the raw weight of the potatoes and. fun fact, new potatoes are the best ones to use, purely because they’re lower in points than normal large potatoes therefore, you get more for your money, as it were ?

microwave crisps

I’d love to hear how you get on with making these crisps, please do share in the comments.

Thanks for reading.

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18 replies on “How To Make No Count Crisps! Better Than Kettle Chips!”
  1. says: Vicky Louise Varley

    These sound too easy! I need to try them, is it 75g of the cooker crisps for 1sp?

  2. says: Sue Stevenson

    Used to make these in a hot oven especially with sweet potato and they were delicious, love apple slices with a dusting of cinnamon where you don’t need any fat.

  3. says: paula cheadle

    I love the sound of these crisps, I have just wrote the recipe down, going to have a go at making them

  4. says: Hayley Todd

    I am a major crisp addict so these sound the perfect solution to feeding my addiction and eating healthily!

  5. says: Sheila Reeves

    These sound really good! Somewhere in my cupboards I have a microwave crisp maker (from Lakeland I thnk) – had forgotten all about it until I saw your post!

  6. says: Janet Watson

    I just made these and they are FABULOUS!! I sprinkled some Schwartz chip seasoning on some of them and they were really nice. I used a silicone sheet for my second batch as the first lot stuck to the plate a bit. I also took them out before they got too dark and they crisped up in minutes. They were just like real crisps (maybe better!!). I am a very happy bunny today! Thank you!

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