If you’re not looking forward to a chocolate-filled Valentine’s Day, here’s a reason to get excited for February that can last all month long: It’s National Sweet Potato Month AND National Snack Food Month! Don’t get us wrong, we love both foods separately just the way they are (hello, Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Honey-Bacon Snack Mix and Chocolate-Banana Melts), but why choose one or the other when you can have both in the form of Sweet Potato Chips? All it takes are three ingredients and a little TLC, and you’ve got yourself a perfectly healthy snack (that, in our opinion, wins over a box of chocolates any day). Get the recipe below, and happy snacking!
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and halved crosswise
Fine sea salt
Olive oil cooking spray
1. Using a mandoline or handheld slicer, slice the potatoes 1/16 inch thick.
2. Place the potato slices on paper towels in a single layer; sprinkle with sea salt. Let stand for 15 minutes, then blot dry. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
3. Working in batches, place potato slices in a single layer on the baking sheets. Bake until crisp, about 20 minutes; sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Wipe the baking sheets clean. Repeat with more cooking spray and the remaining potato slices.
We’ll always have a soft spot in our hearts for the standard potato, but lately, the sweet potato has crept into all of our favorite recipes. Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A and fiber, and they add a natural sweetness to any dish. If you thought the recipes ended at casserole and fries, think again. We’re taking some classic potato recipes and subbing in the sweet kind.
Potatoes au Gratin is now Sweet Potato & Apple Gratin
We’re swapping out your regular mash for Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
Potato Pancakes can be sweet too! Try Sweet Potato Latkes with Cinnamon Sour Cream
What’s your favorite way to use sweet potatoes? Tell us in the comments below!