Sweet Potato Jerky
An excellent source of vitamin A, potassium and dietary fibre, the sweet potato is one of the world’s healthiest foods. This no-fuss recipe brings the famed root vegetable to another level, and makes for the perfect snack.
Photo: Courtesy of Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA)
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- 2 lb sweet potatoes about 4 small potatoes
- 1/4 cup maple sugar
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1 tsp smoked salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- In a small bowl, whisk together tamari sauce, maple sugar, salt, garlic, onion, chili powder, ginger and pepper. Slice sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and into 1/8-inch thick strips. Toss in a large bowl with marinade. Let sit for 30 minutes until wilted and pliable.
- Arrange slices in a single layer on 2 parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Flip slices, then reduce heat to 175F and return to oven to bake further for 1 hour to 1-1/2 hours until dehydrated and chewy. Remove strips to cool as they are ready. Texture should feel dry and leathery.
- Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Nutritional analysis per serving
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fat: 0 grams
- Carbohydrate: 9 grams
- Calories: 42
- Fibre: 0 grams
- Sodium: 160 mg