World of Warcraft Cooking: Spicy Vegetable Chips
Reagents: Jade Squash
I was pretty nervous to try this - I mean, chips are made from potatoes for a reason - they are delicious! I found a nice recipe (credits at the end of the post) and I thought I would try out that version before I tried crazy foods like squash chips.
2 parsnips (Juicycrunch Carrot)
1 sweet potato (Jade Squash)
1 raw beet (Pink Turnip)
hot chili powered
I used a mandoline to slice my ingredients - be careful if you are using this contraption for the first time - it will take parts of your hands before you can say whoops. You can slice the ingredients with a knife, but the mandoline will take moments where as slicing will take considerably more time.
On with the show. Slice the ingredients - if you are using beets you will need to rinse the area and tools you are working with or there will be beet juice *everywhere*. Use parchment paper to line pans and set the veggie slices out to dry a bit. Toss the sweet potato and parsnip with olive oil and place them on a baking sheet - I line everything with parchment paper for easy clean up, but it is not necessary. Sprinkle the veggies with salt and chili powder. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, flip your chips and bake for another 10 minutes. Once all the parsnips and sweet potatoes are done, repeat the process with the beets.
I baked my chips on the barbecue and I would not recommend this cooking method. The temperature fluctuated based on wind direction and strength and all the chips on the outer edges were blacked while the chips in the center were moist. yuck.
Still, it is a recipe I think I will try again, maybe with actual carrots, turnips and squash - in the oven.
Special thanks to Delish for the recipe.