Friday, August 31, 2012

Sweet Potato Chips

I am definitely one of those people that puts butter and brown sugar on my sweet potato and then vow I am eating my vegetables. Who says vegetables can't be sweet and delicious. This recipe is so easy and makes delicious, bite sized sweet potato 'chips.'

Recipe yields 3 servings

2 large sweet potatoes (try for ones that are similar in diameter so they will cook evenly)
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp dark brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Scrub your potatoes clean. (If you want to peel them, you can skip this step, but I like to keep the skin on.) Then slice your potatoes into round discs. Try to make each slice the same thickness. This will help to make sure all your potatoes are cooking at an even pace.

In a small bowl, melt the butter and then add the brown sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved and you know have a thin paste.

Coat a baking tray with non-stick cooking spray. Using a pastry brush, coat each side of the potato round with the brown sugar paste and then place on the tray.

Bake for 15-20 minutes and then flip. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. The potatoes should be crispy on the outside but soft in the middle (depending on how thick you cut them). Serve as a side dish or just on their own as a snack. Enjoy!