How to Make Pumpkin Crisps - Easy and Delicious Recipe
A different way of eating vegetables is to make them into chips. Beyond the potato, there is a world of alternatives for making this crunchy snack or side dish. Pumpkin crisps are a delicious and healthy option, especially if we choose to oven bake them instead of frying. If you want to give them a go but don't know where to start, read this article from OneHowTo.com to find out how to make pumpkin crisps.
- Oven tray
- Potato peeler
- Sharp knife
- Frying pan
Although many people find fried pumpkin crisps the simplest and most traditional choice, the truth is that you can boost their nutritional value and reduce the calories by baking them in the oven instead of making them fried. They may take a little longer but the result is equally delicious.
If you choose to bake them, you must first preheat the oven to 180 °C (6.3°F). Wash and peel the pumpkin well, and remove the seeds properly. You can buy a pumpkin that has already been peeled, chopped and washed if you want to save time.
Then, you must cut the pumpkin into chip shapes, preferably using a potato peeler to keep them really thin. If you have a mandolin slicer, use that to slice your pumpkin.
If you plan on frying the crisps, heat the oil over a medium heat until it reaches 170°C (338°F), then carefully add the pumpkin chips to the pan, without piling them one on top of each other, and fry until golden brown.
If you're going to bake them in the oven, spread them evenly and in a single layer over a tray lined with baking paper, sprinkle with olive oil and bake at 180°C (356°F) for 10 to 15 minutes. Once browned take them out and season with salt, pepper and spices to taste.
They're ready! In few minutes you can enjoy your delicious pumpkin crisps that you can also mix with other vegetables.
Now you know how to make pumpkin crisps you should also know you can make carrot, yucca and sweet potato crisps and prepare delicious snacks in minutes.
If you liked this recipe for pumpkin crisps you may also like to learn how to make beetroot crisps, how to make fried plantain chips or how to fry cassava chips.
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