Usually when I have to fend for myself for dinner, I tend to go the easy route. My reasoning? I don’t want to make a fancy meal for only me! Besides, if it were up to me, I could survive on the same old stuff for dinner for a solid month (some variation of a giant salad with some sort of protein on top). Maybe getting really crazy and throwing some broiled salmon in the mix with some sort of veggie on the side.
Bottom line is that I’m pretty easy to please when it comes to cooking for myself, but I absolutely love cooking for others! Kman was off watching football with some friends, so I set to work making something for myself. I found some turkey burgers in the freezer, so I cooked one of those bad boys up and threw that on top of a big salad.
Also in the mix: candied almonds, broccoli, and some of my homemade dressing that I keep on hand. Piece of cake: EVOO, balsamic vinegar, spicy mustard, grated parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Eyeball everything, shake, and enjoy!
And there just so happened to be one lone sweet potato in the kitchen!
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Thinly slice potato(es) up
- Place slices in a bowl and drizzle some olive oil over them to coat
- Arrange them on a baking sheet
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through
I baked them for 13 minutes on 400 degrees, then flipped them all over and put them in for another 12 minutes. Well uhhh, it might have been 2 minutes too long because some of them were looking pretty darn crispy by the end! Oops.
Delicious! So crunchy, but with just the perfect amount of softness in the middle. Next time, I might sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on them about halfway through baking.
I had to restrain myself and not chow down on the sweet potato chips because I wanted to save some for Kman. Next time I make these, I’ll definitely use multiple sweet potatoes!
So glad it’s Friday! We’re seeing Motion City Soundtrack in concert tonight, and then meeting up with a few of my friends from high school who are in the city this weekend.
What’s your favorite way to eat a sweet potato? I don’t discriminate it. Bake it, fry it, mash it, I don’t care.