Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sweet Potato Chips

Who can resist a bowl of chips when watching the idiot box. Most of us sit mesmerized in front of the TV and our hand moves automatically between the bowl and mouth. The chips disappear really fast. The only downside to this yummy snack is its unhealthy nature. Fried in oil, with no known benefits chips only adds to our calorie and fat intake. With fall season comes an assortment of vegetables like the greens, the purple yam, the sweet potato and pumpkin.
Sweet potatoes was not something I liked previously. Till date, I do not like it the way my mother makes it at home. Recently, I tried the sweet potato chat that we get on the Delhi streets during winter and really liked it. The sweet potatoes are smoked and then peeled and diced into pieces. The sweet potato pieces are sprinkled with chat masala and a hot and tangy chutney and given a quick mix before serving it in leaf bowls with a toothpick.

So, I tried this recipe that is simple and tasty at the same time. Do give it a shot for a change from the potato chips.

Sweet potato - 2 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp and a little more to grease the tray
Salt as per taste

Seasoning options
Thyme or Chat Masala or Oregano - a dash

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Peel the sweet potato and slice it in rounds of 1/4th to 1/2 inch width. Keep it immersed in water, so it doesn't oxidise, till ready to cook. Drain and wipe dry, put it in a bowl. Sprinkle a little salt and pour the oil in and mix well. Grease a baking tray and spread the sweet potato slices out and bake for 10 minutes. Then turn each slice over and bake again till done without crisping or blackening. Take it out of the oven when done and sprinkle with the seasoning of choice or leave it simply salted.

Serve this out in a bowl and eat it when still hot.

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