My foodie friends / however else you may identify yourself, Lorraine at Not Quite Nigella can do no wrong. This Sweet Potato Chips recipe proves that. A gazillion times over. And yes, gazillion is a real numerical value. Wait … I actually think it is?
Numbers and maths aside, these chips are a must try. They’re a sweeter and healthier version to potato chips and just soooo sweet! Did I mention they’re sweet? If you know me, anything that is sweet I immediately love. That’s why these sweet potato chips are my new go-to snack if I ever feel like carbo loading/generally being a pig whilst also trying to be a tad healthy.
N.B. They are totally addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Ingredients (serves two as a side dish)
– 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
– 1/4 cup cornstarch or cornflour
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 4 tablespoons oil
– 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
– 1 tablespoon chilli sauce ( I used sweet chilli sauce – for added sweetness!)
1. Preheat oven to 220C (428F) and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into chip sized batons. Soak in cold water while the oven is preheating.
2. Take a ziplock bag and add the cornstarch or cornflour to the bag along with the salt and shake around. Drain the sweet potato batons in a colander and add to the bag. Seal the bag and shake around the sweet potato so that the pieces are coated in the flour. (If you need more flour you can add it along with a bit more salt.)
3. Spread out the batons onto the prepared tray and drizzle with the oil and toss with your hands. Bake for 25 minutes, turn the chips over so that they crisp on all sides.
4. Mix the mayonnaise and chilli sauce together and serve with the chips.
Hold up. I’m too full from these sweet potato chips I can’t even type …
Ok all better now. So are they:
Addictive? YES. Crunchy? YES. Still a little bit soft and tender? YES. Flavoursome? YES. Sweet? HELL YES. Healthy? Eh, kind of. And the sauce? Bliss. Creamy and sweet and chilli.
Quick and easy and oh so scrumptious, why not try this with dinner tonight? Or lunch? Or breakfast? Or whatever time of day it is for you right now.
Now … back to finishing off those chips …