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Monday, October 18, 2010

Sweet Potato Chips

sweet potato chipsImage by kthread via FlickrMy son Cory has been getting more leg cramps than usual, and he was looking for a good source of potassium that might help him.  Ordinarily, he'd eat bananas, but for some reason bananas make him feel bad, so he needs something else.  I searched for some good sources of potassium and found that sweet potatoes have the most.  Unfortunately, he can't just find a baked sweet potato on campus, so I'm thinking of buying him some sweet potatoes and making these sweet potato chips.  They're something he can have handy in his dorm room.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

  • 1 large sweet potato peeled 
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil    
  • 1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste   
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  • Thinly slice potatoes in a food processor or by hand; they should be no more than 1/8-inch thick.
  • Arrange slices on baking sheets so they don’t overlap. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake chips until they begin to lightly brown, about 15 minutes. Cool on a rack and serve.

 I'm also thinking that I'll try using some other seasonings besides salt, just to spice them up a bit. The problem is, he'll probably go through them really fast - or I might not want to share them with him once I make them.  Or I just might make these Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries w/ Honey Cranberry Mustard for me.  I won't have to share, because these won't keep in a dorm room!
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I finally tried these today. I baked them for 10 minutes then rotated the pans. 2 minutes later some of them were burnt, badly.

So, I lowered the oven temp to 375° and tried again. That seemed to work, but you have to keep a very sharp eye on these and remove any that cook faster than the rest.

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