2 sweet potatoes (often labeled as "yams" in the grocery store)
From the Pantry:
olive oil cooking spray
Consideration: These "chips" will bake down in size considerably the longer they're in the oven. Though your cookie sheet may seem rather full when you begin, by the time they're through, all the chips should crisp up nicely.
Preparation: Thoroughly rinse skin of sweet potatoes, removing the ends and any indented black spots you see. Slice sweet potatoes into about 1/8 to 1/16 inch rounds; basically, the thinner, the better the chips will crisp up in the oven. Spray cookie sheet lightly with olive oil and spread out sweet potato rounds evenly. Spray tops of sweet potatoes lightly with olive oil then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika to taste (I add a little cayenne to mine sometimes too when I'm hankerin' for a little heat). Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place sweet potatoes in oven for 15 minutes. When timer goes off, remove potatoes, flip over, repeat olive oil spray and seasonings, and bake for additional 15 minutes. This dish really seems to delight friends because it's easy, fun, and super delicious (and few people know just how nutritious). Enjoy sans condiments or with a side of ketchup.
There's really never enough of these to go around so, it's hard to determine a recommended serving size. Sweet potatoes are virtually fat free, provide about 180 calories, 4 grams of protein, and 76mg of calcium in about a one cup serving. So just remember, you get tons of nutrients for relatively few calories, a natural source for dietary fiber, which is great for your digestive health, and a plethora of other wonderful enzymes and antioxidants that work harmoniously to promote health and wellness in your body.
Try and improve this recipe with your own flavor combos and let me know how it goes. I bet this recipe with a little bit of parsley, garlic, or oregano might be delish but, it could also be the BOMB! with just a sprinkling of cinnamon. The options are endless and I can't wait to try them all!!!