Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sweet potato chips

Whenever we go to the nearby beach, the first thing we would do is buy some funnel cake and sweet potato fries, stand in the boardwalk and devour the snacks till the twilight comes. That enormous energy is definitely necessary to enjoy the rest of the day in the shore :) Though we buy fried sweet potato chips for fun, I like baked versions as they are less oily and won't be stuffy, if we are serving this at home:) Hope you all try this and enjoy!
Baked sweet potato fries.

Sweet potato in a bag and thin strips of it.
Beach snacks: Funnel cake and sweet potato fries. Hubby clicked this snap for me, as I forgot to do it and was about to eat:)

Ingredients:
Sweet potato - 2
salt - 3/4 tsp
red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
cumin - 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Extra virgin olive oil - 2 to 3 tbsp

Method:
Scrub and peel the sweet potatoes. Rinse and wash thoroughly to remove any dirt.
Cut it into  thick strips (thinner ones get brown and charred easily).
Add all the other ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mix well.
Then put the sweet potato wedges and mix well.
Spread them on a cookie sheet without touching each other. I needed 2 trays.
Heat oven to  350 deg and bake for 20 minutes. Take out, check , toss using a spoon and bake again for nearly 10 minutes. Broil for 1 minute.
Be careful throughout the process, as the sugar in sweet potato makes it char quickly.
Take out.
Baked sweet potato fries is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve with tomato ketchup as snack or side dish.

Note:
Sweet potato fries or baked fries would never taste like potato French fries.  So don't set the expectations like that.
This is a softer version of chips, tastes unique, sweeter and good.

8 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Quite addictive chips, i want to munch some rite now.

Sangeetha Priya said...

love the healthy baked chips and love ur pictures as well....

divya said...

looks healthy n delicious...

CHITRA said...

I love this a lot. U made me drool :)

hemalata said...

Healthy and yummy chips.

Torviewtoronto said...

sweet potato chips look fabulous

Suja Manoj said...

That looks super tempting,crispy yummy fries.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

lovely chips..healthy option too.