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Low Carb Snack: Baked Jerusalem Artichoke Chips

These low carb Jerusalem Artichoke Chips have a low glycemic index and are high in potassium, iron, vitamin C and protein. A great snack to eat on any diet.

Low Carb Snack: Baked Jerusalem Artichoke Chips by FamilySpice.comMy week started off fantastic! I went to the gym, worked out, felt energized, cooked up a storm, cleaned up a storm – I was on a roll! Then Middle Child came home from school sick – super bad cold. BAM! Home for three days. I began to feel his cooties creeping into my system on Tuesday and I fought it back with zinc and lots of hot tea. But, the family seems to have fallen under siege to the cold germs. My Princess is now home today. My positive rays of sunshine from Monday long gone, and I am wallowing in self-pity as I fall behind on my to-do list.

I cook up a storm for my family, feeding them wholesome foods and meals. Why are we a beacon for viruses?

Maybe we should consume more preservatives and processed foods. Maybe there is some hidden shield of armor hidden in them?

Although my workouts have come to a standstill, I am still cooking for everyone. And today I’m sharing something out of the ordinary in the ordinary world of chips.

Low Carb Snack: Baked Jerusalem Artichoke Chips

photo courtesy of Frieda’s Produce

Frieda’s Produce sent me some Jerusalem Artichokes (aka Sunchokes®) to try. These tubulars are the roots to a sunflower and not an artichoke at all. They can be eaten raw, with or without the peel, and have a sweet, nutty almost artichoke-like flavor when cooked. They have a low glycemic index and are high in potassium, iron, vitamin C and protein. I thought they would make a nice addition to my vegetable chip repertoire.

I’ve baked Swiss Chard Chips.

Low Carb Snack: Baked Swiss Chard Chips by FamilySpice.com

I’ve baked Sweet Potato Chips (click here for the full recipe).

Low Carb Snack: Baked Sweet Potato Chips by FamilySpice.com

And now, I’ve baked Jerusalem Artichoke Chips.

Baked Jerusalem Artichoke Chips

Author:

Laura Bashar

Jerusalem Artichokes have a sweet, nutty flavor when cooked. And since they have a low glycemic index, they are a perfect snack when you are watching your weight and you have a potato chip craving! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Jerusalem artichokes
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground

Directions:

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. Trim off ends and scrub clean:
    • 1 lb Jerusalem artichokes
  3. Season slices with:
    • 1/2 tsp salt
  4. Let Jerusalem artichoke slices sit for 30 minutes to extract excess water.
  5. After 30 minutes, preheat oven to 350ºF.
  6. Using a paper towel, squeeze out excess water and place slices in one layer onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Using a pastry brush, quickly coat slices with:
    • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  8. Flip Jerusalem artichoke slices and coat with the remaining olive oil.
  9. Bake until crisp and lightly browned, approximately 30 minutes.
  10. Season as needed with:
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground

Notes:

Cooking Tips: For extra zing season with paprika, garlic powder or cayenne pepper.

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Yield: Serves 4

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Low Carb Snack: Baked Jerusalem Artichoke Chips by FamilySpice.com

Now, excuse me as I must return to my sniffling kids and go pop another zinc tablet.