This is a recipe I have been meaning to post for AGES but life has somehow been too busy and I’ve been preoccupied with trying to create a recipe index which is taking some doing. Nearly there though so watch this space. So back to the chips. These chips are delicious and healthy too so get cooking. They are packed with beta-carotene and vitamin C. Crunchy on the outside and soft and sweet in the middle they are the perfect accompaniment to barbequed or griddled meat, fish fingers, chicken nuggets, bean burgers, meatballs or as a snack served with sour cream. The kids love them with marinated drumsticks for a kids KFC without all the rubbish!
Sweet potato has been a food that until I made these chips Freddie rejected without fail every time I served it – steamed, mashed, with cheese in it didn’t matter he just seemed to really dislike it and struggled to even have a taste. So you see sometimes it really is worth persevering with foods one day your little one might turn round and tell you it is delicious and can they have seconds! I’m hoping that now I’ve got him eating it as chips we can branch out into eating sweet potato in other ways too… hmmm we shall see.
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 1/2 tbsp polenta
1-2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to season
* Optional you can add some cayenne pepper and smoked paprika to spice them up
Give your sweet potatoes a clean. Keep the skin on (definitely keep it on as the skin is a great source of fibre and also iron, important for those Meat Free Mondays!)
Chop into chip shaped pieces – I keep mine pretty chunky.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the chips on top – don’t overcrowd them as they won’t get crispy and will come out soggy. Drizzle with olive oil and rub all over. Sprinkle over the polenta, salt and pepper and spices if using and toss through.
Place in the oven at 230 ‘C for around 30 minutes. Check them about every 10 minutes and turn them so they get crisped up on all sides. From 20 minutes keep a close eye on them. The size of your chips will effect how quickly they cook.
Serve as part as a main meal or as a tasty snack. The middle of the chips will be really hot so give them a minute or two to cool down before serving to young children.
Yummo! How do your kids like to eat sweet potato? I’d love to hear your ideas to get Freddie eating this superfood more often!