Sweet Potatoes with Salt and Olive Oil Recipe


Sweet Potatoes with Salt and Olive Oil



If you're like me, I'm sure at some point you've asked yourself if you needed a dehydrator. Years ago they were very popular and to be completely honest, I bought one and used it only a couple of times. Because we were moving all the time from province to province, I eventually decided to give it to someone. Did I regret my decision over the years? Maybe a few times. Having said that, I recently received a Hamilton Beach Food Dehydrator and that completely changed my mind. My first impression was that this model looked much nicer than my old dehydrator. Because we love to eat healthy, I have been buying Terra Chips instead of chips for my evening snacks. They're really good but also pricey, so I only buy a bag every once in a while. It will come at no surprise to you that the first time I used my dehydrator I tried to make Sweet Potatoes. Actually, I wanted to dehydrate Taro or Yuca but could not find them in any of the three stores I usually shop at. I might have to go to an ethnic grocery store in town to find them.

Dehydrating sweet potatoes is so easy! All you have to do is peel them, wash them well and, using a mandoline, slice them really thin. Then brush a thin layer of olive oil on top of them and add a bit of salt. You have to place them one by one on the five stackable drying trays and make sure they don't overlap on top of each other. The cool thing about this dehydrator is that I can set the temperature using the digital thermostat and there's a timer with auto shutoff. Don't be surprised to hear a sound from the fan. It takes about 7 to 10 hours to dehydrate sweet potatoes at 145F. You want to make sure they are crunchy. Then you can store them in an airtight container or eat them right away with a greek yogurt dip. So yummy!

Hopefully I will be able to find Taro because I can't wait to try another kind of vegetable in my new dehydrator. I can now make my own vegetable chips mix. I might also try parsnip and beets also. For the jerky lovers the dehydrator comes with recipes you can try. You can experiment with flavours and you will save a lot of money! Bring them on your fishing, canoeing, hiking, or camping trips. Did you know that you can also make bread dough rise in the dehydrator? I can't wait to try it. Why not dehydrate flowers or fruits? In the box there's a fine mesh sheet for drying small foods like herbs and there's one solid sheet for making fruit rolls. I'm so excited to try dehydrating all kinds of fruits and veggies!

Sweet Potatoes with Salt and Olive Oil

SWEET POTATOES WITH SALT AND OLIVE OIL

Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato
1-2 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt to taste

Directions:
1- Using a mandoline or sharp knife cut sweet potato into thin slices.
2- Place the slices on dehydrator trays without overlapping. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle sea salt.
3- Dehydrate for 4 to 6 hours until crispy.
4- Turn off dehydrator and cool chips completely at room temperature.
5- Store in airtight container.

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  1. If I win I'm going to dehydrate the wild crabapples I always say I'm going to pick each year (and fail to do). And I'll try dehydrating wild berries.

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  2. Apples and strawberries to start and would look at many others items.

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  3. If I won, I would dehydrate herbs, apples and probably anything I can get my hands on!! I would love to try doing sweet potatoes!

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  4. I would love to try banana. I love banana chips so it would be great to make them at home.
    Question: does the dehydrator remove any nutrients in the food?

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  5. Would love to try dehydrating Apple Slices. This would be a handy small appliance to have! (Judy Cowan)

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  6. I love dried apples and pears

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  7. Can you believe I had a dehydrator?

    Years ago.. and gave it away..I never regret the act of giving but I can't tell you how many times I wished it back..mine was quite rudimentary compared to this.
    I used to do banana chips..your sweet potatoes look fantastic.I want some now..rainy grey drizzly indoor day.

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  8. Fruits and vegetables, most likely. :)

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  9. i will dehydrate apples, and other fruit rafflecopter charityk

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  10. Elles ont l'air délicieuses ces tites patates!!

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  11. I would try apples and meat to make jerky

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  12. I would dehydrate apples and bananas

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  13. Potatoes and apples would be on the top of my list.

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  14. can you make jerky in these? If so beef jerky!! if not strawberries

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  15. Fruits will be what i'll first start dehydrating...especially apples

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  16. I would definitely try sweet potatoes, strawberries, and jerky in this!

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  17. Strawberries, bananas and apples. Would be fun to try beef jerky.

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  18. I would dyhatrate bananas, strawberries, apples and my herbs.

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  19. I will dehydrate fruit. Bananas and apples.

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  20. I would start with pineapple and strawberries.

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  21. I'd definitely love to try strawberries.

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  22. I will dehydrate sweet potatoes and squashes.

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  23. I would dehydrate fruit for my daughter!

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  24. I would like to dehydrate some strawberry slices

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  25. I would do potatoes both sweet and regular and I would dehydrate fruit like bananas, plums, peaches and apricots.

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  26. I would make fruit leathers for my Grandson

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  27. I think I would try to dehydrate sweet potatoes

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  28. The first thing I will dehydrate is sweet potatoes.
    DOREEN LAMOUREUX ON THE ENTRY FORM

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  29. love to try dehydrating Apple Slices

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  30. I think I would do banana, apple, beets and some turkey jerky

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  31. peaches for me, sweet potatoes for my dog!

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  32. I'd love to try drying herbs.

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  33. I would dehydrate summer fruit and vegetable for fall and winter consumption.

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  34. I would love to dehydrate some mangoes

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  35. MMM Appples and beef jerkey for SURE, maybe bananas as well ;)

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  36. I would dehydrate apples, yams, strawberries, potatoes and beef jerky.

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  37. Beef for beef jerky, banana's and things for trail mix, the list goes on and on

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  38. The sweet potatoes sound delish. The possibilities are endless. We own a smoker so I think our first run will be beef jerky.

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  39. fruit for the kids since it makes such a healthy snack!

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  40. I love your recipe for the sweet potato chips :) I would also make beet chips and apple chips! (Andrea Amy)

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  41. I would use it for all forms of fruit.

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  42. Oh, the possibilities! I'd start with bananas and mango slices, then try beef for beef jerky.

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  43. The first thing I would dehydrate would be banana's :)

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  44. I would try making plantain chips!

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  45. I'll be making apple and banana chips!

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  46. i would love to make apple chips - thats a special snack my oma made for me when I was a kid! - I'd also do apricots, strawberries and bannanas

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  47. I would make pineapple, cherry, banana & apple chips. Love dried fruit in my homemade granola.-Linda

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  48. I'd like to try to dehydrate strawberries.
    jan

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  49. Definitely potatoes! I'm a chip fan and would be curious to see how these would turn out for a healthier version.

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  50. I would love to win & try your healthy sweet potato chip recipe! :)

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  51. I would dehydrate blueberries for granola.

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  52. I will dehydrate chill for my backpacking trips!

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  53. I would make banana chips and other fruit

    Londia

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  54. I would most likely be dehydrating everything lol. Fall is coming and so is the harvest....I usually make preserves and drying some tomatoes and making beet chips sounds great! :D

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  55. Bailey Dexter Our family has to be gluten free, I would love to dehydrate buckwheat as a base and add raw nut & seed.

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  56. I would like to try making the sweet potatoes like you did but would also try apples, bananas, and I'd try making some fruit leathers.

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  57. I would dehydrate beef jerky. Always wanted to try making homemade.

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  58. I would make Biltong so delicious.

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  59. I would try for beef jerky or plantain chips

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  60. I would like to make my own apple chips!

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  61. I would use it on potatoes and apples mostly, may experiment with some other food as well.

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  62. Sliced Fruits to put in my morning cereals. Also, tomatoes! I tasted dehydrated tomatos some month ago and it was a nice taste.

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  63. I would like to try to dehydrate some fruits like strawberries and bananas

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  64. I think I'd do sweet potatoes as well, I love sweet potato fries so I'm sure that would perfect for me.

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  65. Strawberries and blueberries!

    Commented by: Andrea

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  66. I would dehydrate fruit like pears, apples, cherries, peaches; and maybe try making meat jerky.

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  67. I will try to dehydrate some apricots!!

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  68. If I win, I would dehydrate fruit and vegetables. It would be amazing if I could win this, I have always wanted to get into food dehydration, for health purposes.

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  69. Bananas to start and then I'm going to go wild and try a tonne of stuff! (Suzi)

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  70. I will start with dehydrating some of the herbs that I have growing on my balcony garden, then move on to some fruits and vegetables and of course I would have to try to make some beef jerky.

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  71. Anything and everything, but I'd start with apples.

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  72. Apple slices seem to be the easiest to start.

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  73. Those sweet potatoes look delicious. I'll make that first.

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  74. i would first try making my own banana chips then i would try some pineapple

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  75. I would do fruit. Probably pineapple, apple & banana, I'd love to try beef jerky for my hubby too...just not at the same time. lol

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  76. I would love to try making some apple chips

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  77. I would dehydrate everything I could at least once, but mostly would like to try beef and bananas

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  78. I'd dehydrate our garden zucchini, among other things!

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  79. I would try many things including those nommy looking sweet potatoes

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  80. Strawberries. Tried them in the oven once and they didn't work out too well.

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  81. I would dehydrate herbs, apples, zucchini and sweet potatoes.

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  82. All kinds of fruits, veggies and jerky. I'd really like to try the sweet potato recipe you posted.

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  83. I will dehydrate sweet potatoes and have chips.

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  84. Almost everything! But I'm most excited to dehydrate potatoes and banana.

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  85. I would dehydrate a lot of fruit , apple and peach time in the Okanagan.. but I would also do veggies for soups etc for winter meals....

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  86. I'd start with cucumbers and tomatoes to make 'chips'.......then I'd dehydrate olives so that I can make olive soil......also other veggies to make veggie powders.

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  87. I think bananas would be fun and maybe strawberries too!

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  88. Everything! I'll start off with apples and mangoes though!

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  89. love dehydrated banana!

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  90. I would love to do apples, bananas, kale.

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  91. If I won I would dehydrate some mango's. Thanks for the chance.

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  92. Apples! I have so many growing on my tree, I need something to do with them all!

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  93. I would do apples first.
    Florence C

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  94. Fruit, such as mangoes.

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  95. I would love to dehydrate apples and sweet potatoes.

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  96. I would love to dehydrate beef to make jerky but I'd also use it for fruits!

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  97. Fruit..soon will be winter and love my dried fruit

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  98. The first thing I'd dehydrate would be beef. Homemade Peppered Teriyaki Beef Jerky would be amazing

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