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Sweet potato microwave chips

March 2, 2010

That dangerous little exercise continues – making great chips/crisps in the microwave. Inspired by the experimentation the last post on this produced – Celia figured out that using baking paper instead of a plate made it easier to cook and eliminated the need to turn them over half way through (yay – even easier crips on hand!); and kitchen butterfly made strawberry chips! I decided to try my hand at some sweet potato chips. They weren’t as fantastic as the standard potato ones, and they had a tendency to burn (as you can see in the photo)….but they were still a lot better than the sweet potato chips I buy at the expensive deli up the road.

I peeled and sliced the sweet potato with a mandoline slicer (important to get them all a uniform thickness so they cook evenly). Rubbed a little olive oil over them and sprinkled some salt on them. Placed close together on a sheet of baking paper (glad bake in my case), and popped the paper on a plate and into the microwave for about 5-6 minutes. I noticed these took a lot longer to cook than the standard potato ones. Not sure if that is a sweet potato moisture content issue or due to the use of the baking paper (as opposed to the plate which gets very hot in the process and probably speeds up cooking). The baking paper was so easy to use though that I think it is worth waiting the extra couple of minutes for your chips! They also shrank quite a lot – to almost half their original size. Interesting…or so I thought as I greedily ate my way through them!

Next time I am going to play around with flavoured chips – perhaps some rosemary sprinkled on top and maybe some spicy ones…mmmm….any excuse!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2010 8:52 AM

    Will you stop already, woman? I can’t eat any more chips! 🙂

    We put the sheet of bake straight onto the microwave turntable – no extra plate, plus it let us fill the sheet up completely because it was nice and flat.

    I had Maria’s spinach rice for lunch yesterday – absolutely delicious!

  2. March 2, 2010 3:49 PM

    Oh! This is such a wonderful idea! Must try … and with the regular poatatoes too. 🙂

  3. March 2, 2010 10:48 PM

    A great & neatidea instead of frying in iol!! MMMMMM,…I will do that to beets too!

  4. spiceandmore permalink*
    March 3, 2010 7:21 AM

    Sorry guys, this really is “dangerous” knowledge…but I just had to share the joy of discovery with you!

  5. trissalicious permalink
    March 3, 2010 6:20 PM

    Fantastic! Can’t believe that these were microwaved – I love sweet potato chips – the ones you find in the deli but find them prohibitively expensive! Thanks for sharing this. I will be trying it soon.

  6. March 6, 2010 9:01 AM

    Oh you………..woman. Delightfully and deliciously dangerous these are!

  7. March 18, 2010 2:56 PM

    omg i must try this asap. i love sweet potato chips but always shudder at the mess and chaos involved with deep-frying. what a fab idea…. dangerous, but fabulous!

    • spiceandmore permalink*
      March 19, 2010 8:03 AM

      oh yeah, dangerous indeed!

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