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12-03-2004, 12:54 PM
I was wondering if any of you have tried to make sweet potato chips in your dehydrators??? I have a few sweet potatos to use up and I thought I would try it out and see what happens. I am planning on slicing them in my processor and then dehydrating. Do any of you have any suggestions as to how to do this, for how long, and what should I put on them(spices/oil)? Any suggestions would be very helpful! thanks!
12-03-2004, 01:21 PM
I tried them, but mine didn't work out. Probably operator-error though :)
12-03-2004, 01:25 PM
I borrowed a dehydrator recently and tried making sweet potato chips in it. They were chewy - not too bad, but not great either. The dehydrator I used did not have a temp control and I'd never used one before so take that for what it's worth ... nothing! LOL.
I found this recipe on line. Perhaps you can try it in your dehydrator??
Recipe : Oven Dried Sweet Potato Chips
(Vegan, Wheat/Gluten Free)
1 tsp. fine-grained sea salt
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne
1 lb. sweet potatoes, scrubbed and peeled, if desired
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 250 F.
2. Combine salt and spices in mixing bowl
3. Slice sweet potatoes paper-thin and toss lightly with oil. Toss potatoes with spice mixture until evenly coated. Arrange potatoes on wire grates sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray or on baking sheets with parchment paper.
4. Bake for 2 hours, then turn off oven and let potatoes dry for 2 more hours or overnight. Alternately, dehydrate sweet potatoes slices in dehydrator according to manufactures directions.
Colorful, crisp sweet potato chips create a flavorful and low-fat substitute for the more familiar fried white potato chips.
Source : Vegetarian Times Magazine, Dec. '02 issue (http://www.vegetariantimes.com/)
12-03-2004, 01:35 PM
I had the same problem w/ my sweet potato chips. They were dehydrated, but still quite chewy. The seasonings I used (nama shoyu + nutritional yeast) were tasty though.
12-03-2004, 01:39 PM
I really apprecitae it, nutrimom! I am definitely going to try this recipe tonight. I'll let you know how it turns out!
12-03-2004, 02:09 PM
I dehydrated mine for 24 hrs and they were very crunchy. I sliced them in the food processor and seasoned some with cayenne peeper,others with just salt and pepper, and left some without any seasonings.
I found that the ones with no seasonings were the best since my sweet potatoes were very sweet. My father loved my chips.
12-03-2004, 02:17 PM
Thanks Platnium! I am also going to try a few different seasonings on my chips! I was thinking of using a little cinnamon.
12-03-2004, 03:48 PM
Oh my gosh! I just did this (same thing...leftover) and I LOVED them!!!
I used nama and a little olive oil, marinated for 3 hours, then dried for about 12 hours...it was the closest thing to beef jerky that I've had since going raw. I loved that it was really salty and chewy...LOVED it!!! I couldn't stop eating it though!
12-04-2004, 09:50 AM
ok, have to go buy some sweet potatoes!! thanks for the suggestions gang!
12-04-2004, 09:04 PM
Alissa suggests using the saldacco so you get the really thin slices (though sounds like the processor was successful for some). I tried it and they did come out pretty crunchy. I didn't do well on the seasonings, though, so the taste was not working for me. Got some good ideas from this thread for future batches.
They looked very pretty, by the way, sort of curly on the edges.
01-20-2005, 12:58 PM
I make sweet potato chips alot so I have some every day. I slice them with the spira :) l slicer, put some olive oil to moisten and put different seasonings on them and dehydrate them until very crispy. They are tops with me. I lov em
01-20-2005, 02:55 PM
Since I posted on December 3rd I've made them again and now I'm addicted.
I got a dehydrator with a thermostat for Christmas, thanks to my Mom. I slice mine on a mandolin so they're actually thicker, like 1/16th of an inch. I put raw almond butter and honey on them and then dehydrate for like 8 - 10 hours. I actually prefer then chewy rather than crunchy. I may have to try them paper thin, but the thinner ones curl up to nothing.
Anyway, just an update.
Ptrish In Tennessee
01-23-2005, 05:16 PM
geesh... i just sliced the durn sweet potato and its dehydrating... didn't think about a recipe... thought the almond butter (Nutrimom) was spread on the dehydrated sweet potatoes when they were done, like just plain like LOL .... alrighty, then, glad i have another sweet potato to "slice thin and add spices and stuff" arrrgghhh !!! LOL
01-23-2005, 05:24 PM
LOL. Are we having fun yet, Carol??? LMAO!!! :D
01-23-2005, 05:26 PM
I made some really yummy ones by using my new spiral slicer...it made ribbons, which I divided up and made different flavors. One group was plain, one was celtic salt, and one was braggs. I dehydrated them for 24 hours, and since they were so thin, they are totally crunchy. Tastes like the terra chip company made them! Incidentally, they kind of look like dried rose petals, only orange. Beautiful!
Cassy. :) :)
I dont know where I went wrong, do you soak them first?
I did 2 lots and found them to taste a bit chalky.
I'll try nurtimom's recipe this time ;) sounds nice.
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