Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
I had these once at Cheeseburge in Paradise and I fell in love with them. However, ever the health nut, I have attempted to make a lower-calorie verson. They're just as good as the deep-fried ones, but much better for you! Only about 130 calories per serving!
- 4 small sweet potatoes
- calorie-free butter-flavored cooking spray (like I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)
- garlic salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice sweet potato into thin chips. (For optimal thinness, try using a vegetable peeler to peel the potato into thin slices).
- Cover a cookie sheet or baking pan with foil. Spray with nonstick spray and calorie-free butter spray.
- Lay chips on foil. Lightly spray chips with calorie-free butter spray and sprinkle with garlic salt or seasoning of your choice.
- Bake for 20 min, turn, spray and sprinkle that side, and bake for another 10 minutes.
I had trouble with my first batch burning at 350F. If you have very thinly sliced sweet potatoes, that seems to be a problem. I had great success with a similar recipe for apple chips, Cinnamon Apple Crisps. For my next batch, I lowered the temperature to 200F and baked the slices for 2 hours on parchment paper, eliminating the need for cooking spray, that produced a much better result. Some of the slices needed to bake an additional 1/2 hour. The longer baking time was worth waiting for.
Because of Amanda's review and the fact I have a convection oven, I baked these at 300Â°F. At 30 minutes, they were getting brown but they weren't as crisp as I had hoped especially after they had cooled. I'm not sure my slicer sliced them thin enough though. I too used just salt on them, and the flavor was excellent. I'll be making these a lot for snacks and meals! Thanks for posting!
Absolutely delicious healthy snack! I didn't use garlic salt, just a bit of sea salt, and I did need to lower the temperature of my oven to 300F because the first batch came out quite brown. However, all the successive batches were perfect and yummy! Thanks Heaven Bound! Made for PAC Fall 2009.