How to make vegetable crisps

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How to make vegetable crisps
Root vegetables can be turned into tasty crisps. (Getty Images)

The reputation of regular crisps being the enemy of a diet isn’t the fault of the potato – it’s the method used in their preparation. Even the healthiest form of food will rapidly lose its beneficial status when deep fried and liberally covered with salt. To avoid a similar fate, vegetable crisps should be baked. The result is a nutritious snack that can be enjoyed guilt-free.

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Things you need

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 parsnips
  • 2 beetroots
  • Potato peeler
  • Kitchen paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Baking tray

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C or gas mark 6.

  2. 2

    Shave two sweet potatoes, two parsnips and two beetroots into slivers using a potato peeler. Shave diagonally from the top to the bottom of the vegetable. Try and make the slivers as wide as possible.

  3. 3

    Place the slivers on kitchen paper and dab them to remove excess moisture.

  4. 4

    Tip the slivers into a mixing bowl and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well, adding a touch of pepper or salt as required.

  5. 5

    Pour the slivers onto a baking tray, making sure that they are evenly spaced.

  6. 6

    Put the tray in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the slivers are golden brown.

  7. 7

    Place the crisps onto kitchen paper and allow them to cool before consumption.

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