I’ve been in a real sweet potato mood lately. FitnessFridays suggested that I mix it up and try sweet potato chips… so I decided to brave the kitchen and attempt to cook the sweet potato chips.
For the record, I normally do not cook because I do not cook well. At all. But, every now and then, I get a wild hair and decide I want to try to make something.
Sweet Potato Chips
- Sweet potato (1 large or 2 small)
- Whatever spices you want
I started with that big boy up there. It’s a sweet potato. Really.
I used a mandolin – they are pretty cheap at Wal-Mart. It’s that green thing in the pictures. It’s so much easier than slicing with a knife….Except the potato was really big and the mandolin is not super sharp anymore so this kept happening:
After they were all sliced, I threw them in a bowl.
With the help of the boyfriend (he is an excellent chef) we added these things to the bowl. No particular amount. I feel like you could really put anything on there.
I preheated the oven to 450 and put the sweet potato slices on parchment paper, because that’s what Paula Deen’s recipe said to do. Her recipe also said to add some other random things to the spice mix, which I did not.
After 10 minutes about half were black around the edges and the other half didn’t seem fully cooked. I flipped them over. They baked for 10 more minutes.
After 20 minutes, we were pretty hungry, so we decided to eat them. They ended up looking like this:
- I enjoyed these – but I love sweet potatoes. The boyfriend is not so crazy about sweet potatoes, so I don’t know that he would request these again. He did eat them, though.
- I put the info into MyFitnessPal and half a serving is going to cost you about 100 calories. That’s pretty solid for a side!
- I think you can go a little crazy with the seasonings. We put a good amount of them in the bowl and they weren’t super flavorful in terms of spices. (If you’re like me, and love sweet potatoes, then you don’t really need more spices.)