Not a recipe, per se, but more of a technique. Easily make your own crunchy sweet potato chips with a couple of my favorite kitchen gadgets, a mandoline slicer and a Misto sprayer. The mandoline slicer makes it super simple to thinly and uniformly slice the sweet potato and the Misto lets you use a healthy high heat cooking oil, like macadamia nut oil, to spray your chips without the unhealthy propellants found in non-stick spray. Top ‘em with a mineral rich Celtic sea salt and you have an amazing side to your bunless burger.
Super Food Status
For those of us who keep a watch on our carbs, a two ounce serving, which is a nice size pile of chips, is only 10 g of NET CARBS and a very healthy dose of vitamins C and A.
Sweet potatoes are a concentrated source of vitamin C, as well as an excellent source of vitamin A, in the form of betacarotene. The vitamin C and betacarotene in sweet potatoes work as powerful antioxidants to help eliminate free radicals, molecules that damage cells and cell membranes, and that are associated with the development of conditions such as colon cancer, atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease. ~ George Mateljan, author of The World’s Healthiest Foods
Sweet potatoes also contain quercitin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant.
Did You Know
The sweet potato is not a potato or even a distant cousin. Potatoes are tubers which are actually underground stems and sweet potatoes are roots. Other common root vegetables include carrots, turnips, beets, celeriac, rutabaga, jicama, to name a few.