Baked Sweet Potato Chips

13 October 2014 | By

5383095026_ac3e12b8e2_z2If you’re like me and you have an insatiable potato chip obsession, it’s pretty hard to maintain a healthy diet.┬áBut the thing is, it doesn’t have to be hard.

Yes, one bag of potato chips usually contains thousands of calories, but that’s because they’re fried in oil and coated with all kinds of unhealthy additives. However, you can make your favorite snack much, much healthier–by using sweet potatoes and baking them in the oven!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • sweet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • sea salt (or your choice of seasonings)
  • mandoline slicer

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. While you wait, clean your sweet potatoes (scrub well) and pat dry with paper towels.

Next, take your mandoline slicer (or a really sharp knife) and slice the sweet potatoes into thin pieces. Place in a bowl and toss with some olive oil and sea salt. You can also add ground black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, or any seasoning you like.

Place each chip on a baking sheet and bake for about two hours. Make sure to flip them after an hour to ensure that they are evenly cooked.

Remove once the chips are crispy and have turned a shade of golden brown. If some of them aren’t as crispy as you’d like, return to the oven and bake for a few more minutes–but be careful not to burn them!

Enjoy!

Photo by Steven Depolo / CC BY 2.0




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