Are you looking for a healthy snack for the kids? These homemade sweet potato crisps are the tastiest and the healthiest crisps you can imagine! It might be because my kids feel they are deprived of crisps in general as we limit crisps to parties and special occasions, but they go completely crazy over these crisps! We all love them and they are so healthy as well.
Sweet potato is abundant in beta-carotene and is said to offer anti-oxidant protection for the skin. As I have had eczema since I was a kid, I hope they can be helpful for that.
This is how they look like when they are cooked. They are great as party food or just a fantastic treat for when you feel like it.
They could just do as a simple snack during play of course, but do make sure your kids realise what they are eating, they must fully enjoy the taste and be aware of the fact that this is not just tasty but also good for them!
Sweet potato crisps
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- olive oil to coat
- some salt and pepper
- Peel the sweet potato and slice it thinly. I don't have a mandoline, so I slice them by hand. I try to slice them evenly and thinly. The more even they are, the easier the cooking will be. If they are not even, you will have to keep a closer eye on them and pick out the crisps that are ready before the thicker ones are ready.
- Bring the slices together in a bowl and add two tablespoons of olive oil and pepper and salt to taste. Toss the bowl.
- Spread the crisps on an oven tray and make sure they don't touch each other. They will shrink during baking, but if they touch they may stick to one another.
- If the slices are not totally coated with the oil, add a little dash with a spread with your kitchen brush.
- Two large sweet potatoes fill up about 5 baking trays, so you may have to fiddle a bit to get them all in the oven at the same time. The quantity in the bowl in the picture is about half the yield.
- Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes in the oven on 120 ºC. The time will differ depending on the thickness of the slices a bit, so from an hour onwards, it is best to keep an eye on them and pick out the crisps that have become crisp. Leave the thicker ones until they are completely crisp.
- Hide and protect the crisps until they can be eaten, if not they do just disappear!
from More Than Just Carrots