Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sweet potato chips

Chips are my weakness, I'm not a sweets kind of girl, give me all of the salty foods.  These sweet potato chips though will make you feel like you're cheating on healthy eating, they are oh so good!

Wash your sweet potatoes and slice them VERY thinly, or a mandolin.  If you're using a knife, make sure it's super sharp.  If you don't have mandolin, they can be very helpful to make uniformly cut vegetables, plus it cuts everything up really fast.

I couldn't decide on what flavor I wanted, so I tried three different flavors.  Toss the potatoes with the olive oil and whichever spices you choose in a plastic bag--this is a super easy way to get all the ingredients spread around.


Place the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet in an oven preheated to 300 degrees.  Cook for about an hour and half turning once to make sure they brown on both sides.  The cooking time will vary if your potatoes are thicker or thinner than I cut mine, so just kind of watch them.



You want the potatoes to start curling up.  They should get a little brown, and may take a few minutes out of the oven for them to get crispy after cooling off.


Recipe
2 sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil

Spices option #1:
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic
1/8 teaspoon paprika

Spices option #2:
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Spices option #3:
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.  Cut the potatoes in uniform, very thin slices with a knife or a mandolin.  Put the potatoes in a large freezer bag, or bowl and toss with the olive oil and whichever spice option you choose (or do like I did and make all three, you'll need to decrease the amounts I've listed above, they're for two potatoes).

Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for an hour and half, turning once to brown on both sides.  Check on the potatoes because cooking times will vary based on the thickness of the slice.

If you don't eat them all at once, store in an airtight container.

2 comments:

  1. Loving this idea! Such a great recipe for school lunch boxes or after school snacks! Really loving your blog. Just letting you know that I have nominated you for a Liebster Award :)… Would love if you would accept and take part if you haven’t already…here’s the link http://thetilbatree.com/2016/01/25/the-tilba-tree-lands-a-liebster-award/

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