Crisps and sitting around, a cold weather lazy delight


Crisps and sitting around, a cold weather lazy delight

Made from baked sweet potatoes, these crisps are a true healthy one, as sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene, vitamin C, B6, manganese and potassium. Sweet potatoes are one of those gifts of nature that are harvested from summer to autumn, until just before the first frosts. It is not of the nightshade family, so for those with fructose diet limits, this is a good one.

Sweet Potato: Ipomoea batatas (Convolvulaceae, variety in the images above)
Annual: plant outdoors in full sun after last frost and harvest before first frost
Native to: Central and South America
Potential health benefits: complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene, vitamin C, B6, manganese and potassium
Good planting companion: Marigold
Bad planting companion: Beets, carrots, potatoes

This tuber is crisp by nature, making it easy to slice very thin with a mandolin.

Sweet potato crisps

Ingredients
1 medium sweet potato (it makes lots of crisps)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional*)
Salt to taste

Method
Preheat the oven to 200° C
Peel and then slice the sweet potato with a mandolin, set to thin, about 1 mm. Put the sweet potato slices in a bowl and toss around with the olive oil, salt and cayenne pepper*. Lay out the sweet potato slices over parchment paper on a baking tray and pop in the preheated oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes and then turn them over to finish them off for a few more minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on them so that they do not burn.

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About Bubu

When I visualise the world I see a pan, in it are the earth, air and water, they symbolise literature, science and maths, the languages are the medium, culture and civilisation are the art, and the people are the recipe. Bubu is my given nickname, just as María Isabel Alvarez Kirkham, is my birth name. I am a graphic designer and artist focused on spacial and sensory communication, with work ranging from visual communication design to installation art.

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