Friday, September 17, 2010

Sweet Potato Chips


Did you know that of all the vegetables, sweet potatoes contain the most fiber?  They are loaded with good nutrients.  I am working on incorporating them into my menu on a more regular basis.  Now, I have to admit--I don't really like them with all the sugar and marshmallow cream and spices.  That is not to say that I don't enjoy a good sweet potato casserole during the Thanksgiving festivities; I do.  I usually make "steak fries" out of sweet potatoes, roasted in the oven.  However, this time around, I was wanting something a bit more crunchy and not as soft.  So, I pulled out my Fry Daddy, which I don't use very often, and I fried them.  They were excellent.  Not too soft, and not too crunchy.  This was a tasty twist, and you can season them however you want!

Sweet Potato Chips
Source:  Get-Togethers with Gooseberry Patch

1-2 sweet potatoes
shortening or oil for deep frying
Seasoning:  salt, garlic salt, or cinnamon-sugar--You choose!

Directions:
Scrub potatoes and slice thinly.  Set aside.  Heat shortening/oil in a fry machine or heavy stock pot to 365 degrees.  Fry potatoes in batches 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden and they rise to the top of the oil.  Use a slotted spoon to remove to a paper-towel lined serving plate.  Sprinkle with desired seasonings.

2 comments:

  1. Sweet potatoes are a serious superfood! I could eat them every and any day of the week. what a great recipe! I've missed you too! school has been taking over my life lol.

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  2. Hey friend! Just saw this and it reminded me of another easy one a friend shared with me. Slice them thinly, but not quite chip-thin. Spread evenly in a single layer on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. bake on 350 for about 20 minutes. Try it!

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