This week, I couldn’t really find anything on Pinterest that I just *had* to make. But, after looking through the pantry, I found my dehydrator! I haven’t used it yet (I got it for Christmas) and I’ve been wanting sweet potato chips, so I thought I’d give it a try.
My dehydrating manual wasn’t much help when it came to making these chips, so I had to Google a recipe. I found one that was pretty simple. This is all you need:
I scrubbed the sweet potato and sliced it. I should’ve used the slicer I got for Christmas, but I’m still not sure how to use it. After I sliced the potato, I had to blanch the slices. What is blanching you ask? I didn’t know either! All you do is drop your slices in boiling water and let them boil for 3 minutes. Then, immediately pour out the hot water and drop the slices in a bowl of ice cold water. This helps to stop the cooking process. (I forgot to take pictures of this part of the process. I was a little preoccupied.)
Then, lay out the slices on a paper towel and pat dry. Sprinkle some seat salt and then place the slices on the dehydrating tray, like so:
“I’m a dehydrating maniac!”
After that, my job was fairly easy. All I had to do was put the cover on and let it dehydrate for 6-10 hours.
The lazy girl way to cook.
After the loooong wait, I came home and had these:
Nom, nom, nom.
They were pretty good. They were a little chewy; not crispy like I was hoping. I think next time I make them, I’ll leave the slices in the cold water a teensy bit longer and slice them very, very thin. So, all in all this wasn’t a complete FAIL!