Sweet Potato Chips
SWEET POTATO CHIPS
2 t. vegetable oil
6 ounces thinly sliced sweet potato (1/8-inch thick slices) -- about 1 medium sweet potato
1 t. brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
dash ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cover bottom of cookie sheet with foil. After slicing sweet potato, drizzle the oil over and toss to coat. Place potato slices in one layer on cookie sheet. Mix brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon in small bowl, and sprinkle over sweet potato slices. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn each slice over with tongs. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake about 15 more minutes, or until crisp.
The book instructs you to "check for doneness frequently to prevent burning." When I peeked in the oven the first time to check, I thought I had burned some. But one taste of these salty-sweet morsels convinced me that all was well and they were progressing exactly as they should. The brown just means it's time to take them out of the oven.
Two, three, ten tastes later, I had to stop myself so I would have enough to take a picture of. The recipe is supposed to serve two (HA!). Next time I will double the recipe. And maybe still eat them all. Sorry, Weight Watchers. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.