sweet_potatoes

A few days ago, I decided to try making sweet potato chips for the first time. All it took were a few passes on the mandolin, a quick tossing with extra virgin olive oil, laying them all out side by side on a cookie sheet, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Fantastic! The hardest part is waiting the 30-40 minutes for them to get nice and crispy in the oven (about 400 degrees). It’s amazing how this super food has kept me in such good spirits throughout this 6 month elimination diet. Honestly I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t eat sweet potatoes. There’s something magical about a potato that you can cook so many ways and yet it tastes different every time. My wife and I have been enjoying these tasty orange miracles as cut into strips and broiled as fries, chopped in little chunks and roasted, whipped and mashed, cooked in the microwave or baked in the oven whole. I’ve learned that when you have to restrict yourself to specific foods, you still have plenty of options when it comes time to prepare. Next it’s sweet potato pie or perhaps a dessert!