Saturday, October 15, 2011

Kumara chips

I was recommended to try chips made of sweet potato called kumara in Picton as I heard they were especially good here. Kumara is basically orange or gold sweet potato which is an important vegetable in the Maori diet, which is usually roasted.

I tried it for the first time from a local chip shop and my first impression was that it looked like squishy orange chips. They were thick cut, lightly dusted with sea salt and given to me in a cone. I think if the chips were more thinly cut and made more like fries then it would have been a lot crispier and had a more crunchier edge. But they were good and had a really soft texture inside and didn't taste as stodgy as chips. I love sweet potato and would definitely try to make these back at home. 

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