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    Crispy baked sweet potato ribbons

    This is a good alternative snack to potato chips to serve friends when you have them over for dinner, or to eat at home by yourself. Sweet potatoes are higher in fiber and more vitamin A and C compared to white potatoes. Sweet potatoes also have fewer calories by weight, although its sugar content is higher. These home made “crisps” are also much lower in sodium (depending on your hand) compared to store bought products. Follow these simple steps to prepare them.

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    These crunchy treats can be make either plain or with spices, and you will need the following:

    Ingredients:
    1 large sweet potato
    1 Tbsp olive oil
    Salt

    Optional spices:
    1/2 tsp pepper
    1/2 tsp paprika
    1/2 tsp thyme
    1/2 tsp dried chillies
    1/2 tsp garlic powder (or one clove chopped garlic)

    Method:

    1. Peel and wash the sweet potato.

    2. Prepare the sweet potato ribbons by using a vegetable peeler. Peel the entire sweet potato.

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    3. Prepare your seasoning, by mixing the desired spices with the olive oil. In my case, I used a combination of salt, pepper, garlic, smoked paprika, thyme and chili flakes. You can keep it plain as well by only using a little bit of salt with the olive oil. This will focus more on the natural sweetness of this vegetable.

    4. Toss the ribbons in the olive oil spice mix and spread the ribbons out onto a baking tray, lined with baking paper.

    5. Place the tray in a pre-heated oven (100ºC / 210º F) for 1 hour, or until golden brown and crispy. About halfway through you can rearrange the ribbons in order for the ones that need more heat to separate from the rest. These ribbons will shrink to about 25% of their original size, so do not be afraid of overloading the oven tray.

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    Finally you will be left with beautifully crisp, crunchy and spicy sweet potato ribbons, perfect for snacking. Serve in a decorative bowl; no dips required. 

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