View Full Version : What happened??
07-21-2006, 03:05 AM
anybody know what happened my lovely sweet potatoe chips with seasoning on them. I just got a dehydrator and its fighting with me!! nothing is coming out right at all! well I was a brutal SAD cook so I dont expect to suddenly turn out to be a RAW chef...
I was sooooooooo excited to see how my sweet potatoe chips(OR CRISPS AS WE CALL THEM,Ireland) anyway they went in looking perfect and they are shrivelling up more and more and beginning to resemble cereal flakes more than chips!! I know that they lose moisture but this take the biscuit!! no pun intended!!
any insight into what I am doing wrong...I am dumping more produce than I am eating!!
07-21-2006, 03:28 AM
Alas, I can't tell you what went wrong. But I can tell you I wasted three batches of corn chips and one of potato chips. All were inedible. And I can relate to the cereal thing. That's how the corn chips came out.
07-21-2006, 07:10 AM
I failed on the sweet potato chips as well.
I did not try to repeat it.
07-24-2006, 02:57 AM
was beginning to think that it was something i did to them that they wilted. well I guess thats fates way of telling me I wont be callin them my staple snack. Probably just as well, because if they were really great I would more than likely lean on them!(emotional eater!!)
thanks for letting me know guys! :)
07-24-2006, 03:13 AM
it depends on how you like them, we make yam chips alot and they are excellent, but I have NEVER liked potato chips, or anything resembling them except Fritos.
yam chips I like, we take a yam, peel it, and then slice it thin, then place in the dehydrator, they come out crispy and great for dipping, they do get smaller and curl up a bit, makes them look more like real potato chips, only they taste good.
so, maybe that is the cereal thing you are talking about, we eat them this way, they are delicious. but I much prefer chorn chips, that we make, with corn and spices, then roll out on a telfex sheet then cut to size.
but the yam chips are fast, cheap and easy.
07-25-2006, 03:08 AM
thanks for sharing that, I will try the yam chips right after I find out what a yam is ?? ....excuse my ignorance but maybe its a veggie that we dont see a lot of around here(Ireland) or perhaps that its called by a different name or something...that happens with Zucchini's I now them as Courgettes? for ages I was looking for this exotic veggie to make my spiral pasta with and it was sitting under my nose all the time!! but thanks for the tips Ill get working on those as I dolike the chips to be dry and crispy as opposed to chewy, my partner said they tasted like stale chips so that kinda threw me! thanx again for the tips!
lots of love
07-25-2006, 03:39 AM
Yams are often called sweet potatoes.
07-25-2006, 04:39 AM
thanks for that Revvell!!
I actually made them in the sweet potatoe and they didnt work, so it must have been something I did. Ill give it another lash though.
lots of love
07-25-2006, 08:06 AM
Yams are often called sweet potatos. They are related but are actually different root veggies. Sweet potatos have a more deep yellowish orange color and yams are orange. I find yams sweeter perhaps that is why they make better chips.
07-25-2006, 08:28 AM
Could it be that you didn't slice thin enough? How thick/thin were your slices? What did you use to slice the chips? I haven't attempted potato chips yet, but I've heard in other threads they need to be really thin or they don't get crispy...
07-25-2006, 08:59 AM
they were very thin, and I used the spiral slicer saladacco thingy that alissa uses on her dvds its great fun and highly recommended , its the gadget that we use for making angel hair pasta from courgettes too!
07-25-2006, 09:36 AM
I'm no help on this one as the numerous times I've tried sweet potato/yam chips and potato chips they were not edible. I think they turned out like they were suppose to but I could not even chew them they were so hard/crispy. With my TMJ there was no way I'd even try them again! Too bad as I really am still looking for something crispy as I miss that crunch sometimes and I don't like flax crackers, my search continues!
I made chips yesterday - from a yam and a sweet potato. I marinated them in olive oil and nama shoyu for about 30 minutes. Dehydrated them. Yes, they curled a bit and shrunk in size. I sprinkled some nutritional yeast and thought they were delish. I eat these regularly. I can't tell the difference b/w the yam and the sweet potato either.
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