I've had sweet potato chips before - the South-East Asian variety that is thinly sliced and deep-fried. The crunch of these are unbelievably addictive.
McCain Foods recently released a new product, Sweet Potato SuperFries, which unlike the ones I have just mentioned, are a much less-naughty snack or side dish (as they are oven-baked as opposed to deep-fried).
Available in convenient freezer bags with an easy-tear feature, these chips have a light coating to ensure they are crunchy every time and they're already flavoured with sea salt.
Preparation is as easy as baking in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. I like my chips well-done so left them in there slightly longer. Here's what they look like straight out of the pack:
And how do they taste?
The light coating really helps achieve an extra level of crispiness which I usually don't get from oven-baking ordinary cuts of sweet potato.
The crinkle cut variety is crunchier than the thin cut, which is an obvious result based on its ridged texture. They both are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and exhibit a rich and robust flavour which requires no additional seasoning. For the gourmands out there, feel free to serve with tzatziki, aioli or chutney.
My verdiect: Loved it! They're so convenient and versatile; a great gourmet addition to the frozen foods category.
NEW McCain Sweet Potato SuperFries Thin Cut and Crinkle Cut varieties are available in your supermarket freezer, RRP $3.89 for 450g. For more information, visit http://www.mccain.com.au/sweet-potato-super-fries.aspx.
JENIUS received two packs of McCain Sweet Potato SuperFries, courtesy of Fleishman-Hillard and McCain Foods.