Have you entered my Peanut Butter & Co. giveaway yet?
I am definitely in the frame of mind that if two things are awesome separately, then putting them together would be out of this world! Take sweet potatoes and peanut butter, for instance. [Really, take peanut butter with anything!] They are both delicious foods, so why not put them together?
I recently found a way to make chips in the microwave instead of frying them or in the oven and was instantly intrigued.
Sweet Potato Dippers
Adapted from theKitchn
– 1 medium sweet potato
– 2-3 tbsp Mighty Maple peanut butter
Slice your sweet potato to about 1/8″ rounds. A mandolin would be easiest for this! Soak the potatoes in a bowl of water for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse the potatoes, then lay them out on paper towels to dry for another 5 minutes.
Cover a microwave-safe plate with a couple paper towels and lay a flat layer of potatoes out. Make sure the potatoes are not touching. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Flip the potatoes and microwave another 3 minutes at 50% power.
At this point, you may have a few potatoes crispy, but if they’re not yet crisp, continue to flip and microwave at 50% for 1 minute at a time until each piece is done.
Scoop some peanut butter into a small bowl and microwave to thin out. Dip each piece of sweet potato in the peanut butter, place on a cooling rack, and let the peanut butter setup. And now try not to eat all of them at once! 🙂
The best part about this recipe? Not only does it work for sweet potatoes, but it works for other root vegetables too! I also sliced up some regular potatoes, coated them with a little EVOO, and spiced them up with different seasonings. BAM! Healthy chips 🙂
Food for Thought
Have you ever made anything in the microwave that is typically made in the oven or otherwise?