Crisp, Healthy Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Hot chips are awesome. There, we said it! But they’re not known for being good for you. Until now. We’ve discovered a chip (or fries for out northern friends) recipe that is:

  • Cooked in short term medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs) – that’s the “good” kind of fat for folks playing along at home;
  • Are high in essential vitamins and iron;
  • Are more flavourful that regular chips; and,
  • You can cook them up in less time than it would take to head to the fish & chip shop.

These little strips of goodness are sweet potato fries. They’re so delicious you’ll be wanting to serve them up every night with dinner. Which is fine, because they’re also really good for you.

Sweet potato contains Vitamins B6, C and D to help keep your body healthy. Plus they are a source of iron, magnesium and potassium.

Cooked in coconut oil, and flavoured with herbs, these fries are the perfect combo of salty and sweet.

Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

Ingredients (serves 6 as a side)
  • 1kg sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 teaspoons dried Italian herb mix
  • Generous serve of pink sea salt
Method

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celcius, or high.

Lightly wash the sweet potato to remove any dirt and then dry well on a clean tea towel. Chop the sweet potato into sticks around 2cm thick and 7cm long.

Meanwhile, divide the coconut oil between two baking trays and place in the oven for one minute, until the coconut oil is melted. Swirl gently to cover the bottom of the tray.

Divide the sweet potato between the two trays, sprinkle on the herb mix and add a generous grind of salt. Toss gently to ensure the sweet potato is evenly coated in oil and herbs.

Place in the oven and bake for around 20 minutes, until the sweet potato is golden and has crisped up on the outside.

Remove and enjoy!