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#1 Thu 01 Mar 07 6:52pm

abdullahcohn

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I made chips out of sweet potatoes. How did it taste?

I made chips out of sweet potatoes. How did it taste?

Just like normal chips.


What an anti climax, you know they cost about a hundred times more than normal potatoes.

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#2 Thu 01 Mar 07 7:51pm

kayleigh

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Re: I made chips out of sweet potatoes. How did it taste?

Oh, not good then. I always wondered what thay would taste like!

Sweet potatoes are better for you though right? hmm

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#3 Thu 01 Mar 07 11:25pm

mummza

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Re: I made chips out of sweet potatoes. How did it taste?

abdullahcohn, how did you cook the chips?... I make chips/fries with sweet potato in the oven and they taste realy good.
I often make normal potato chips/fries  at the same time and you realy can taste the difference in them.

If I am doing a mix of sweet potatoe and normal potatoe chips/fries I start cooking the normal potato a little time before cooking the swet potato ones.

Either way the process is the same.. (I leave the veg skins on)...I just chop the potatoes into chunky chip sizes , I put them in a bowl with a little salt pepper and oilve oil and I toss them about so that all the chips have a slight coating of oil.
I them bake them in the oven., till they are cooked.

some people par boil these sort of oven chips  before they coat them in oil,but, I do not as I find that when I tried a version that I had parboiled before tossing in oil..the chips absorbed more oil than I wanted them to....so.. I never par-boil the chips.
These are always popular with the family. I male potato wedges the same way.

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#4 Fri 02 Mar 07 12:39am

abdullahcohn

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Re: I made chips out of sweet potatoes. How did it taste?

I deep fried them in corn oil like I do with Potato chips.
The only difference I could spot was they had a slight chestnut taste and smell to them.
So I would say they were slightly better than Potato chips, but just slightly. Not a hundred times better as the price would indicate.

Anyway, I’ll cook some tomorrow using your recipe along with some potato ones so I can compare them.

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#5 Sat 03 Mar 07 7:27pm

abdullahcohn

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Re: I made chips out of sweet potatoes. How did it taste?

They were OK, I still think they taste similar though.

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#6 Sun 04 Mar 07 3:21am

Anna

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Re: I made chips out of sweet potatoes. How did it taste?

The only tip I can contribute is the fact I like white potato chips with mayo, and sweet potato chips with ketchup...

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#7 Sun 04 Mar 07 9:24am

kayleigh

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Re: I made chips out of sweet potatoes. How did it taste?

Ha, fair enough Anna!

Surely they will taste similer as they are both potatoes?! hmm

Last edited by kayleigh (Sun 04 Mar 07 9:25am)

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#8 Sun 04 Mar 07 1:34pm

Stefanie

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Re: I made chips out of sweet potatoes. How did it taste?

Kay,sweet taters are definitely better for you...they've got a good supply of beta carotene...
They don't really taste the same as potatoes...not to me anyway. We get bright orange ones here,the best variety...on a BBQ,they are well wicked.
Literally melt in your mouth...and not at all stodgy and cloying,like how regular taters can get...

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#9 Sun 04 Mar 07 1:42pm

mummza

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Re: I made chips out of sweet potatoes. How did it taste?

I tend to buy the bright orange sweet potato as well, but sometimes I have bought the variety with the creamier coloured flesh but they are not so sweet.

I have not thought of putting sweet potatos on the BBQ, I will give that a go in a month or two when the weather here improves.
Yesterday was a mix of spring like sunshine, rain and heavy hail !

We bake a lot of sweet potato, and also if we are having a 'Sunday Roast' then we add some sweet potato into the roasting pan with the normal potatos.

I agree  with you Stefanie, I think that sweet potato tastes quite different.

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#10 Sun 04 Mar 07 1:50pm

Outback Matty

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Re: I made chips out of sweet potatoes. How did it taste?

Hey Gang,

Last Friday night tried a couple of new potato dish's....

-grated garlic & smashed garlic, lemon slice's & juice, rosemary potato's baked in the oven at 180* for 40 minutes.

-grated ginger & sliced ginger, sweet potato's baked at 180* for 40 minutes.

-orange's sliced & juice, pumkin Baked at 180* for 50 minutes.

-chilli honey carrots baked 180 for 30 minutes.

Big Love
Matty
xOx

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