Originally Posted by mcnerd
If you are trying to make something like "potato chips", you can bake them in the microwave quite easily, but you can't fry them. The chips come out a little crispier if you do them in/on a browning element, otherwise between paper towels is sufficient.
Some time ago, I bought some "Brown and Crisp Bags", which are kind of like
a reusable microwave popcorn bag. The set came with a plastic rack that
holds the bag off the bottom of the microwave.
These bags are certainly not for gourmet cooking (anyone out there disagree?),
but cooking left over french fries in a bag actually will crisp up
the fries, rather than making them into cardboard which normal microwaving
will do to them.
Just another option for the cook, or for starving teenagers in the house.