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Sweet Potato Chips
A simple recipe to make your chips a little more interesting and they are cooked in the oven which keeps the fat content down.
Servings 2 People
- 2-3 Sweet Potatoes
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil Try rapeseed or Olive Oil
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Pre-heat oven to 200C/180C for Fan oven/Gas Mark 6
- Peel and slice the potatoes to create wedge or chips shapes, which ever you prefer
- Mix together the oil, spices, salt and then coat the chips thoroughly, I use my hand to make sure the chips are fully coated
- Cook for 20-25 mins
If you prefer your chips a little firmer try chilling the sliced chips in the fridge for at least an hour before coating and cooking them.
Indian Spiced Slaw
- 300 g law-fat natural yoghurt
- 350 g red cabbage (Shredded)
- 80 g Kale (Shredded)
- 2 Red Apples (cored and grated)
- 2 large carrot (grated)
- Salt and Pepper
- For the topping
- 4 tbsp . Pumpkin Seeds
- 4 tbsp . Sunflower seeds
- 4 tbsp . flaked almonds
- 3 tsp . Garam masala
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 tbsp . Oil
- Make the topping; pre-heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Put the Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, 1 tsp Garam masala and ½ tsp of turmeric in the hot pan and pour over the oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until the almonds are golden brown.
- To make the dressing, put the yoghurt and remaining 2 tsp. of garam masala and ½ tsp if turmeric in a large bowl, the season to taste with salt and pepper and stir well.
- Add the cabbage, kale, apple and carrot to the bowl and toss together. Sprinkle over the topping