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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

Maybe you're like me, and you've tried and failed many a time with getting your sweet potatoes to crisp up. I had almost given up until my friend introduced me to this method. You make them in the microwave! And it actually works! And a plus is, you don't have to turn your oven on and heat up the house. I can't get enough of these! My kids love them too. It's so hard to resist eating the entire batch at once. I hope you'll give them a try :)

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

1-2 pounds sweet potatoes 
Olive oil 
Salt & pepper to taste
Any other seasoning of choice (I used paprika and garlic powder) 

Thoroughly wash your potatoes, leaving the skin on. Using a mandolin set with the thinnest blade or crinkle cut blade, slice the potatoes and place them in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, just enough to lightly coat them. Don't use too much! There should be no oil sitting in the bottom of your bowl afterwards. Using your hands, gently toss the sliced potatoes until evenly coated with oil. At this time, spinkle with salt, pepper and any other seasonings you desire.
Grab a large plate or platter that will fit in your microwave and line it with parchment paper. Arrange your potato slices in one even layer and place in the microwave for 4-5 minutes. Flip them over and microwave another 4-5 minutes, until they begin to brown lightly. Remove from the parchment paper and allow the chips to cool completely before eating, at least 10-20 minutes. They will crisp even more as they cool. You will need to do this multiple until all your chips have been cooked. 
Each pound of potatoes will make about 2 servings. So make as much or as little as you want! They shrink up quit a bit as the cook. Enjoy!!

A couple other helpful notes:

-If you're able to change the settings on your microwave, put it in the very lowest setting! You want to give the chips plenty of time to dry out without burning them. 

-If you don't have a mandolin, go get one! I don't think this recipe is doable without one. I found mine at Ross for $5.99. 

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