Friday, April 8, 2011

Chef A.j.'s Sweet Potato Nachos

Sorry about this photograph! My camera's battery died and my husband took this photo with his phone (thanks R!). What a buzz kill!

This is the third of three recipes that Chef A.j. mentioned I should give a try. For the toppings, I used whatever I happened to have in the kitchen (heavy on the romaine lettuce) and I was extremely pleased with the results. I could easily see this dish becoming a staple in my everyday kitchen because of it's ease and the response I got from my daughter and husband. I highly recommend giving Chef A.j.'s Sweet Potato Nachos recipe a try.

Now I can't wait for Chef A.j. to give me another assignment and tell me the next 3 recipes to make from her cookbook Unprocessed. Everything I have made from this book so far has been superb. What a way to go!

Chef A.j.'s Sweet Potato Nachos

Printable Recipe
1 sweet potato per person (If you use organic sweet potatoes there is no need to peel.)
plus any or all of the following:
Non-fat refried beans
shredded lettuce
chopped tomato
chopped onion
jalapeno peppers
or anything you would normally enjoy on your nachos

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut sweet potato in uniform slices, approximately 1/4" thick. Place slices on Silpat or nonstick baking sheet (I lined cookie sheets with aluminum foil and lightly sprayed it with PAM). Sprinkle with smoked paprika. Bake for 20 minutes, flip over and bake for another 10-15 minutes until done. These are the "chip" part of your nachos.

Place several sweet potato chips on a plate and fully load them with the remainder of the ingredients. Chef A.j. recommends creating a nacho bar and letting your family or your guests build their own nachos.


Julie said...

I have this page in my "Unprocessed" book dog-eared to try. Nice to see the picture, Wendy. Thanks!

exercisefoodandbeyond said...

These look delicious.

Heather (nearlythere on the member forums) said...

Aww!! And you had just perfected the lucious foodie blogger photos! Still, looks like a great recipe.

I just wanted to say thanks! I've been reading your blog for a couple of weeks, and through you I have found out about:
1) The Beck diet plan (bought the book)
2) Appetite for Reduction
3) And you convinced me to join up to Peer Trainer... as well as the Fuhrman member center.

I hope I had carefully clicked the affiliate links, I don't know how it all works, but I think you should get some credit :)

I'm going to do the 6 week holiday challenge and the Best Diet Plan.

Do you think I should use the Fuhrman member center to keep a diary of the challenge, or should I have started on the Peer Trainer, and sought out a team to do the ETL 6 week challenge?

Are you still in the ETL member center?

heather (nearlythere on the member forums) said...

When I wrote "best diet plan" I meant beck! And the random link at the bottom is my post on the forum.
Best wishes :)

Cassie said...

This is such a great idea!! I can also see it being delicious (less nutritious, but still awesome) with yukon gold potatoes or little fingerlings.

Pretty Pauline said...

OH YUM! Bookmarking...

iscribbler said...

I love sweet potatoes and I also love homemade nachos - is it really good together? I mean, does it feel like you're eating nachos? (Obviously it's sweet potato but...) I think I'll give this a go since I dislike the amount of chip you need to make decent nachos. :) Thanks!

katshealthcorner said...

No way! I love that it's made with Sweet Potatoes as the chips! :D

Wendy (Healthy Girl) said...

While I can't say that this dish is the same experience as eating nachos-because nothing can replicate that crunchy salty thing that the chips provide-if you like sweet potatoes than you will enjoy this a lot. My sweet potato chips never got crunchy-they got soft-and I was able to scoop the toppings up and fold over the sweet potato chip and eat it like a little taco. I thought the whole thing was perfect-but I really like all of the ingredients to begin with! I hope you give it a try and let us know what you think!

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