Baked Sweet Potato Crisps, a healthier alternative to store bought versions! These are gently baked in the oven until perfectly crispy! Delicious to dip in guacamole!
Baked Sweet Potato Crisps – A delicious healthy alternative!
For many, crisps are the ultimate savoury snack! However, they’re not always the healthiest alternative as they are deep fried! Luckily, you can make your own crisps at home that are way healthier and way tastier than any store bought versions!
Home made sweet potato crisps are super easy to make, low in fat but high in flavour! They are great for snacking on whenever you need a savoury snack or as a side to a hearty lentil chilli. You can dip them in this avocado chickpea dip or a tomato salsa. Or why not swap your nachos next time for these sweet potato crisps!
How to make perfectly baked sweet potato crisps
These baked potatoes are easy to make and here are a few tips & tricks that will help you to make a great batch of sweet potato crisps every time!
- Thickness – It’s important that the sweet potato slices are not too thin but not too thick! They’re too thin if they’re resemble a leaf and can’t hold up when you hold a slice between your fingers! And too thick if they’re start to look like table coasters! The best way to slice the sweet potato is with a mandolin. A mandolin is an investment in the kitchen and if you like to cook, a mandolin will make cooking easier. But a sharp knife and a sturdy hand will work.
- Temperature – Key is to bake them on a low temperature! If the temperature is too high they will burn! Keep an eye on the crisps! If they start to brown, take them out immediately! Even if the crisps are slightly soft, they will crisp up! If you do have a few crisps that remain soft after 5-10 minutes, pop them back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes.
- Single Layering – This is imperative! Layer the crips in a single layer and no overlapping or touching each other! Any overlapping areas will not crisp up as they should!
- Flip! – Flip the crisps once or twice while you make them to make them cook evenly!
If you follow these simple golden rules for making sweet potato crisps; even thickness of the sweet potato slices, low oven temperature, single layering of the crips (and no overlapping!) and flipping the crisps a few time and you will succeed with making your own home made healthy baked sweet potato crisps!
Baked Sweet Potato Crisps – Nutrition Breakdown
- Vitamin A – Important for skin health, supports immune system and is also essential for eye health!
- Vitamin B6 – Also known as pyrodoxine, which is essential for the metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrates you eat. It’s also needed for the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin that can contribute to feelings of happiness and general wellbeing.
- Potassium – Vital for blood pressure regulation and for nerve and muscle function.
- Copper – Important for the production of collagen och elastin. Collagen is a structural protein which helps to keep your skin firm and elastin is a protein which keeps your skin elastic and snap back after it’s been stretched!
Love sweet potatoes? Check out these recipes
- Baked Sweet Potato Rosti
- Sweet potato fries
- Curried Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potato
- Korean Style Sweet Potato Noodles
- Leek and Sweet Potato Omelette
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Baked Sweet Potato Crisps
- 1 sweet potato (about 300 g)
- 0.5-1 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 150°C
- Slice your potato with a mandolin or with a sharp knife into thin slices.
- Soak the potato slices in cold water for 10 minutes* (optional but helps crisp them up) Remove water and pat dry.
- Place the potato slices in a bowl.
- Pour olive oil over the potato slices and toss around!
- Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Arrange the sweet potato slices on the tray, making sure that they're not layered or touching each other.
- Bake in the oven for 45-60 minutes until they've curled up and cripsy. Remember to flip them over a couple of times.
- How long they bake for can vary from oven to oven, so keep an eye on the crisp while they bake. If they start to turn brown, remove them from the oven even if they're not cripsy, as they will continue to crisp up once out from the oven.
- Once cooked, remove from oven, sprinkle evenly over the crisps and leave to cool. Enjoy!