knits by sachi

Natural and simple

on January 13, 2014

Before Christmas and boys’ birthdays, we receive boxes full of goodies from my parents and in-laws in Japan.

We love these boxes! They send us rice crackers, Japanese sweets and snacks, noodles and dried ingredients for cooking.

This Christmas was no exception. We received many fantastic things. Among them I found this.

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The package says “All sorts of vegetables”.
Open this package and you get these.

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These are vegetable chips. Aren’t they pretty?

You have Kabocha squash, lotus root, carrot, sweet potato, green beans, okura, tomato, pepper….. Oh, there are so many different kinds.

It is a clever way to use odd shaped vegetables which supermarket would not like putting on their shelves. They are very little processed and nothing much is added to them.

I like these simple snacks. We do enjoy chocolates, cakes and biscuits, but my boys prefer savory snacks. Their favorites are Wasabi peas, roasted soya beans and dried squid.

I sometimes make sweet potato chips for them. It is better to use the one with purple skin, but I think any sweet potato will work.

You cut the potato and immediately soak them in a bowl of water.
Leave them for 20 minutes.
Drain water and dry them for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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Fry them in oil. I place the fried chips in oven to drain excess oil and make them crispy.

If you coat them with melted sugar for glaze, you get the Japanese traditional “Daigaku-imo”, but we like it simple.

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3 responses to “Natural and simple

  1. lmjapan says:

    You got some wonderful foods in your package from Japan! The vegetable chips look so good Sometimes, our family gets packages from our relatives in Japan too. I’m always really happy when they send biwa cha, drinking it really helps my skin!

  2. […] All fruits go well, but sweet potatoes and pumpkins can be a good source or natural sugar for baking. You can also simply slice them and fry them for more a more simple snack. https://knitsbysachi.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/natural-and-simple/ […]

  3. […] All fruits go well, but sweet potatoes and pumpkins can be a good source or natural sugar for baking. You can also simply slice them and fry them for more a more simple snack. https://knitsbysachi.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/natural-and-simple/ […]

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