Incredibly crispy sweet potato chips, low fat and super easy to make... the secret???
MICROWAVE! wait don't judge! ;) i know microwave isn't exactly what you think of when it comes to "cooking", in this case it is the perfect appliance to get perfectly crispy low fat sweet potato chips.
You can of course eat these as a snack, but you can also prep these as carbs for your lunches, or serve these at a dinner party as a whimsical fancy looking paleo, gluten free carb option... I LOVE THESE CHIPS!!! :)
Difficulty level: super easy
prep time: 5 min
cook time: depends on how many chips you make, each batch takes 3 to 4.5 minutes
- Mandolin vegetable slicer, in this recipe it is pretty much essential, as a mandolin allows us to evenly slice the sweet potatoes, and most importantly to very THINLY slice the potatoes, this allows us to cook these to perfectly crispy but not burnt chips!
what you need:
- 3 medium/small sweet potatoes skin on washed well; i used orange, hannah (pale yellow) and purple, because it looks pretty and why not eat your colors right? :) you can of course use whatever sweet potatoes are available.
- cooking oil spray (i use a coconut or avocado spray)
what to do:
- use a mandolin slicer to slice each sweet potato as thinly as possible, on my mandolin it is 2 settings below 1/8th of an inch, the lowest setting possible.
- spray a sturdy microwave proof plate, that is big enough, yet small enough to be able to freely rotate in the microwave.
- layer as many slices in a single layer on the greased plate, spray slices
- put in microwave for 3.5 minutes
- you might need 4.5 minutes, however different microwaves vary, so start at 3.5 and add more time as needed, removing any chips that might start to brown too much (usually at center)
- when done, scoop the chips into a large tupperware, they might still be a tad bendy at this point, if after 3 minutes they are fully cooled and still a bit bendy, return them to microwave for 45 seconds extra.
- keep working in batches.
- season chips as soon as they come out of microwave, use salt, onion powder and smoked paprika for a smokey flavor, or a touch of cayenne for a spicy kick or onion powder salt and dried dill for a "sour cream and onion" type flavor.