Monday, April 23, 2012

One Potato Two Potato

Sweet Potato Chips with Rosemary Garlic Dipping Sauce
During my senior year of college I decide I wanted to have healthier eating habits and start cooking most of my meals. During this time I got pretty creative with certain foods and discovered a ton of new foods that I actually grew to love. Although sweet potatoes are nothing new it was the first time I really began to enjoy them. There is a lot you can do with them as they are the kind of food that can go both ways to make them a savory snack or a sweet treat. These chips are so easy and aside from the sweet potatoes, they don’t really require any ingredients. The simplicity of the recipe and the fact that they serve as a healthy snack option make these little chips quite appealing!
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, preferably sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with racks in center.
2. Slice about 1/8 inch thick (I used a mandoline for this step).
3. Place sliced sweet potatoes in a bowl and coat with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and rosemary. Mix well.
4. Spread sweet potatoes on cookie sheets making sure not to over crowd them Divide sweet potatoes between 2 rimmed baking sheets.
5. Bake, flipping once, until centers are soft and edges are crisp, 22 to 25 minutes.

6. Heat oil until hot, about 375 degrees. (To check if the oil is hot my trick is to flick a drop of water into the oil, if it sizzles it’s ready. Or you can use a thermometer.)
7. Carefully toss potatoes in oil, making sure not to over crowd. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until just starting to brown. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle some extra salt, garlic powder and rosemary on top if you would like. Let cool.


8. Combine mayonnaise, minced garlic, lemon juice, and rosemary in a small bowl and mix well.
9. Dip chips in dipping sauce and enjoy!

If you want a healthier option leave sweet potatoes in the oven for an extra 5 minutes or until they are browned, but not burned.
There are a ton of different chip flavors you can try. Next time I'll try maple syrup and cinnamon!


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