December 28, 2011

Good For Man and Beast By Making Sweet Potato Chips

This might be a good New Year Party and Super Bowl Day Snack and a healthy alternative due to the humble Sweet Potato's  anti-inflammatory benefits.  It's high in fiber, loaded with vitamins and is good for skin, hair, eyes, and coat- that's the beast part.  Some dog food incorporates sweet potatoes and if it's good for Lucy, who has more energy than I do,  I have to give the sweet potato a try.

One Medium Sweet Potato, cleaned and thinly sliced on each foil lined cookie sheet.
I've never eaten sweet potatoes except when I microwaved one and ate it as a regular baked potato and another time when I sneaked some mashed sweet potato into the regular mashed and called it a turnip.

Drizzle with oil, Sprinkle with Herbs and Toss to coat.
So, here we go.  I made Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips, fries are popular, but I thought to try the chips so as to have them as a salty and crunchy snack.  They were delicious and in order to get a photo to show you the finished process, I had to quickly take the bowl and hand it back!
There are several ways to make the chips:

Tossed with Olive Oil or Canola Oil and Your Favorite Herbs and Spices. Placed single layer on a baking sheet.
Placed single layer on a baking sheet, then Sprayed with Cooking Oil Spray then sprinkled with herbs, spices, even finely grated cheese.

Choose one and then bake in a low temperature oven, preferably 200F for about 45 minutes, check on them, give a stir or flip them and continue the low temperature baking until done.  This could take another hour or more +/-.

I started the chips at 415F and that was too high, then I lowered the oven temp to finish the baking.  My chips tasted lovely, but next time I will try the cooking oil spray and use parchment paper lined trays.

These are too tasty to be healthy, but they were worth the effort, although the aroma while waiting for the finished chips was distracting.  Please share if you try these and if you make them a different way.


The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

ok -- have to have these today!!!! guess what -- i actually have sweet potatoes -- these are YUMMY!!!!! perfect treat for my vegetarian family!!!! oh i can taste them all ready! thank you for sharing these yummy treats with us today! YEAH!!! :)
sending tons of holiday hugs to you and yours!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hi Gloria ;o) You changed your blog again! It looks great! And, these sweet potato chips are totally yummy!!! I will be doing this for sure! Thanks so much!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, these look totally delicious!!!! I'll have to make some! xo Cindy

New End Studio said...

Hi Andrea, I didn't realize your family was vegetarian- hope they like this. Best wishes for 2012!

Hey Stacy, yes, I need a change every so often and especially after all the red and green for Christmas- glad you like the new look. Hope you like the chips, too!

Hi Cindy, these were my first try and they went FAST, so yours will be excellent, too.

Thanks A, S, and C for stopping by!

IrelandBrady said...

Sounds Yummy! I'll have to give it a try using your recipe! Thank You!

Fitra2009 said...

Happy Holiday !!!

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Dont forget to give us some your comment into my blog too.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Gloria,
Last night we went to a Japanese restaurant for our anniversary...They had batter-dipped sweet potatoes and I thought of these you made!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Gloria,

My most favorite kind of potato! Yum!!!


New End Studio said...

Hi Karen Anne, hope you like them and you're welcome!

Hello and welcome Fitra.

Hi Cindy, that was so nice, and hope your dinner was extra special. Happy Anniversary!

Hi Dee, oh that's great. I think my favorite is new potatoes, peeled, boiled, and tossed with butter and parsley. Must have parsley.

Miss Val's Creations said...

These look delicous! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorites. Since I learned they have more health benefits than regular potatoes I have been eating them more ofted. I would love to try making these chips!

New End Studio said...

Hi Val and welcome! I have to make myself eat sweet potatoes, they are so healthy, but an acquired taste for me. Hope you try these, as chips I like them, a different taste, but good.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Thanks for the recipe! They look delicious and healthy as well! Thanks for the inpspiration!

Ed Pilolla said...

i've had sweet potatoes like this once and i ate them, which is saying something becuz i don't like sweet potatoes.

Lisa said...

These look good, love sweet potato fries....Hope these are healthier too!

New End Studio said...

Hi thistlewoodfarm, Ed, and Lisa! You're welcome and hope you like them. Ed, you made me laugh- I avoided sweet potatoes and oatmeal forever, it's only in the last year that I forced myself to try them.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh, I must try these! Thanks!

New End Studio said...

You're welcome Cindy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm going to try these! I love them when we find them in restaurants! Thanks! ♥

New End Studio said...

You're very welcome Dreamer, I need to try more restaurants, I've never seen them on menus; hope you try them!

Clairejustine said...

These potatoe chips look great,something I've never tried but now going to try,Thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

New End Studio said...

Hope you enjoy them, too and happy to link up!