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Sweet Potato Chips

17 Oct

I was browsing Pinterest yesterday and I kept seeing tons of recipes with nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, etc (’tis the season, right?) and then I came across this, Orange Sweet Potato Chips with Thyme.  The pictures of these chips are so beautiful I could not help but want to give it a go at these chips – beautiful photos of food always suck me in.  I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when I can recreate a recipe and I have all the needed ingredients at home.    Sweet potatoes (check), orange (check), olive oil, thyme, salt, pepper (check, check, check and check!!).

I kept having trouble with this recipe in that I made my first batch exactly as the recipe indicated and my chips were a little darker and crunchier than I would prefer (a.k.a. sorta burned).  I then decided to turn down the heat to 300º degrees and baked the chips for 35-40 minutes rather than 20 minutes.  I also played around with the how thin I  cut the sweet potato.  Initially, I think I sliced them too thin so they burned through too fast.  I then cut them a little bit thicker, about 1/8th of an inch and that made a difference.

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