Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips To Die For!

I love these chips, and we got the idea from Alton Brown on Food Network. Jeff and I love to watch Good Eats, and this was something we decided to try out. On the show, Alton actually made these with parsnips, and we decided to mix the two vegetables up. Super simple and you'll be surprised how quickly they disappear!

3 sweet potatoes
3 parsnips
2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying
seasoning salt, or salt and pepper to taste.

Slice potatoes and parsnips very thin, using mandolin or "salad shooter" or similar tool. Fry in batches, 1 1/2 minutes in deep fryer (or on the stove using thermometer) at 375 degrees. Do not cover with lid! Season generously with salt and pepper.

If you don't have a deep fryer and are doing this on the stove, watch the pot very carefully and keep children out of the way. Also make sure you have a fire extinguisher for emergency.

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