One thing I rarely have in my home is potato chips. I was at my friend Leslie’s house earlier this winter and she had some sweet potato chips fresh from the oven. It just so happens the sweet potatoes are heart healthy so this is the perfect post to end my week all about heart health! Because they’re high in potassium, sweet potatoes help regulate blood pressure which helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. Potassium has been shown to lessen the effects of sodium which can lead to high blood pressure. In case you haven’t heard, most of us get quite a bit of sodium each day through processed foods such as chips! Instead of buying a bag of sweet potato chips, I thought I’d make my own.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Slice one large sweet potato. Most websites recommend using a mandoline but I don’t have one so just used a sharp knife and steady hand
Place sliced sweet potatoes in a bowl and drizzle with about 2 T of extra virgin olive oil
Place on a pan and cook each side for about 10 minutes*
After removing from oven, sprinkle with any seasonings you like. I used cinnamon for one batch and curry salt for the other.
*Because I used a knife and not a mandoline, mine were not the same consistency and so some burned to a crisp. If you like a thinner chip, it won’t take nearly as long. I kind of like crisp edges so this wasn’t a problem for me.