Saturday, October 3, 2009

rumbly in the tummy..time for some sweet potato chips

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
"It's the same thing," he said.

Pooh is very wise for a "Bear of Very Little Brains" but much like Hubs, food is never too far from his thoughts. I recently came across this quote from Pooh and laughed at how much it sounds like a conversation between Hubs and me. It usually starts out with something like "what do you want to do, have planned for today", and ends with "what do you want to do for lunch or dinner"(whichever meal is next).

I can't tell you how many times I've walked in the kitchen only to find hubs searching through the cupboards. When I ask what he's looking for, his usual response is  "looking for a snack. I'm a little hungry." Much like Pooh, Hubs gets a little rumbly in the tummy and needs a snack! In an effort not be become "all stuffed with fluff" I haven't been buying very many snack foods. Potato chips in particular have become somewhat of treat in our home.So recently, since the cupboards were bare, (just of junk foods) I decided to make sweet potato chips to ward off the inevitable "rumbly in my tummy."

Sweet Potato Chips

Vegetable oil, for frying
2 large sweet potatoes, washed (peeled or not whichever you prefer)


In a large heavy bottom pan or skillet, heat oil to 350 degrees F.
Thinly slice potatoes into round disks, about 1/4-inch thick. Fry for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes, turning frequently. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. 
I sprinkled them with a spicy mixture of cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper while they where still hot and then squeezed a little fresh lime juice over the top. However you could top these with just salt and pepper, or add almost any herb that you had on hand. Rosemary would be especially tasty!

* note- I cut my sweet potatoes very thin with a mandoline slicer. I did mine length wise but decided after I started frying them that they would have cooked more evenly if they were cut into thin rounds, so that's what I put in the recipe.

Great for husbands with a rumbly tumbly


VeggieGirl said...

Holy yum sweet potato goodness!!

Eliana said...

Sweet potatoes are the best. The chips made by Terra Chips are super delish. I have also been known to kill over sweet potato fries.

Grace said...

nicely done! i love how thin you've gotten the slices, and i love that you added a bit of lime juice as well as some amazing spices. also, pooh rules. :)

Shwetha said...

Wow. these chips have a gorgeous color on them. They look so professional! Delish.

Anonymous said...

this sounds awesome.
amazing how you got to slice them so thin! :)

Chocolate Shavings said...

Those look delicious, might get Pooh off of his honey!

Fiber said...

Ooh, these look tasty! I love the spicy mixture you used too - sounds delicious!

Rachel said...

These look DELICIOUS! I love sweet potatoes!

RecipeGirl said...

Ha ha- my husband rumbles in the pantry all of the time (sometimes right after dinner even!!) This sounds like a great snackie thing to whip up. We love sweet potatoes around here.

Mini Baker said...

mmm I make baked sweet potato chips, but ill have to try frying them!
i love your blog :)
-Mini Baker