Wise men (aka the 69 Boyz) once said it best… When I dip you dip, we dip. Now dip baby, dip!
I don’t care HOW old you are, everyone likes dipping their stuff. Everyone. Maybe we aren’t dipping our broccoli into ketchup anymore but we still love the action of dipping SOMETHING into SOMETHING, right?
This week I made a pesto version of my mayo and it was delicious, you must check it out. There are so many uses for it, it’s become a staple around these parts. And when I find something I love, I try to find every.possible.thing to combine it with. So this week I roasted up some sweet potato “chips” and decided I needed to combine them with the fresh basil mayo I had just made. Well, I can tell you this… I can’t believe what a perfect flavor combo these make!
Not only are they the perfect flavor combo, I realized the trick to getting your “chips” perfectly crispy. Now, let me just say, they aren’t going to turn out like traditional crispy fried chips because they aren’t But they WILL turn out to be perfectly roast, crispy-in-all-the-right-places, sweet potato “chips”.
So here’s the secret. You want to line two (or more, depending how many you make) baking sheets with parchment paper. From there you’ll add the sweet potato discs into a single layer, evenly spaced apart. Make sure to give them enough wiggle room between discs as this will help prevent them from getting soggy.
Think of it like this, when you’re cooking the sweet potatoes they’re going to let off a bit of steam. If those little guys are all crammed up in there steaming each other, they’re going to come out soggy. Makes sense, yes?
I also recommend coating them with just the right amount of oil, preferably avocado oil but olive or coconut will work as well. Make sure not to drown them in oil otherwise they WILL end up a soggy mess as well.
These were also a huge hit with the kids, Teagan would have probably eaten a whole pan had I let her. That kid… But I can’t say I blame her. It’s little recipes like this that make my life being mom around here so much easier. Although my kids are great eaters it can still be a fight getting them to eat their dinner. But not when I serve these. If you’re into bribes these are a good thing too as I always say you don’t get your sweet potatoes until you’re done with ________.
And now you know! Getting the perfect ‘do on your sweet potatoes is easy if you know the proper technique. Just say no to soggy sweet potatoes because a soggy sweet potato is a sad sweet potato.
- 3 medium sized sweet potatoes
- Pesto mayonnaise (see recipe link above in post)
- ¼ C. avocado or olive oil
- Preheat oven to 415* F.
- Peel and slice sweet potatoes into ½ inch discs
- Coat sweet potatoes with avocado or olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Arrange sweet potatoes into a single layer and place into oven
- After 20 minutes flip sweet potatoes to ensure even roasting
- Roast for remaining 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are golden brown
- Serve with basil mayonnaise