Here is another version for healthier chips. Sweet potato chips, in replace for greasy deep fried, high sodium potato chips that being craved by most of us. Honest to be said, I am no a big fan for chips but I crave for it sometimes whenever my mind starts imagining something munchable and satisfying to be snacked. I am such a huge “snacker”, don’t you know me?
Good news, you don’t have to waste your cooking oil for chips, no more! I baked it in the oven, a very low heat as for the cooking method. With small amount of oil – only a couple drops. And it turned out really crispy just as I wanted.. the crunch aspect , you won’t believe it’s not deep fried.
Another good news, sweet potato is lower glycemic carb compared to potato which is high in glycemic index and may increase blood sugar tremendously if consumed unsparingly. Plus, sweet potato offers more flavor and nutritional value in our diet. And it’s very easy to make too.
Sweet Potato Chips ( Makes about 2 ½ cups)
Spice it up with herbs or any spices of choice for variations. I just like it plain.
- 5 medium size sweet potatoes, peeled or unpeeled, it’s an optional
- Sea salt or regular salt , to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 teaspoons grape seed oil (or canola oil, olive oil)
1- Preheat the oven to 400F.
2.Thinly slice sweet potatoes, no more than 1/8 inch thick – as it may take longer to cook and crisp if sliced thicker. Place the slices into a large bowl.
3- Season with salt , spices ( if using) and pepper. Drizzle with oil.
4- Toss everything together until sweet potato slices are well seasoned.
5- On a baking sheet pan, arrange the well seasoned sweet potatoes. Be sure to arrange them on single layer. Do not overlap them , if you can’t fit everything on the baking pan, bake for the second round.
6- Bake in the 400F preheated oven for 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 300F. Continue to bake for 15 minutes. Once again, lower the heat to 200F, let it crisp up for 15-20 minutes or until you notice the chips turn brown at the edges. Be sure not to burn them down. Keep eyes on it.
7- Remove from the oven and let them cooled completely ,they get crispier as they cooled.