Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips - healthy, delicious and you won't believe how easy they are! Made in the microwave!!

I’m headed back to the States after a wonderful visit with my daughter and her family in London. I’m feeling a bit sad, knowing my time with this delightful family is over, for now.  I’ll be missing them along with the everyday life I get to experience (hectic as it can be with three little girls under six years old!). At the same time, I’m VERY excited to get back to my husband and our life together.

My girlies

As I’m winging my way through “the heavens”, headed home, I thought I’d share a fun recipe that I made this past week for sweet potato and parsnip chips …………….. in the microwave! You know the ridiculously expensive, “gourmet” chips that you find in the fancy markets? Well you can make them yourself, in minutes! I had seen a recipe online, but it sounded too good, too easy to be true …………….. but it’s not!
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Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips - healthy, delicious and you won't believe how easy they are! Made in the microwave!!

I actually tried these in the oven and in the microwave and ended up liking the results better in the microwave and it certainly was a lot quicker. The only benefit to making them in the oven is that you can make a lot more in one batch. I think they come out crispier in the microwave and in the time it would take for oven chips, you could do several batches in the microwave. You’ll want to give these a try, they’re fun, delicious and definitely much healthier than store-bought chips that are fried in lots of oil.

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips - healthy, delicious and you won't believe how easy they are! Made in the microwave!!

P.S. ………….. and if your diaper changing table is near a window, or if you just happen to be outdoors  today, look up and remember Psalm 19:1 and the One who made the beautiful skies above. I will be thinking of it for sure, as I glance out the plane window and smiling as I recall little Lilly and my wonderful visit with her, her sisters, mum and dad – in London! Cheerio!

Sweet Potato & Parsnip Chips – Microwave Style

Ingredients:
1 medium sweet potato, very thinly sliced
1 medium parsnip, very thinly sliced
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
½ teaspoon sea salt

Directions:
1. Slice sweet potatoes and turnips into thin (1/8-inch) rounds. (I used a mandolin but you could use a sharp knife or even a vegetable peeler.)

2. Toss the slices in a medium bowl with oil, seasonings and salt – to coat evenly.
3. Coat a large microwavable plate with cooking spray or place a piece of parchment paper on microwave plate. Arrange veggie slices in a single layer on the plate or parchment paper.
4. Microwave, uncovered, on high until some slices start to brown, 2 to 3 minutes (depending on potato thickness and microwave power). Turn the slices over and continue microwaving until they start to crisp and brown around the edges, 2 to 4 minutes more. Check frequently and rearrange slices as needed to prevent scorching.
5. Transfer the chips to another plate and allow to cool completely. (Chips will crisp more as they cool.) Repeat with the remaining veggie slices.Adapted from Eating Well


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