I’ve learned that with a little perseverence and luck, it’s possible to make VERY tasty and healthy stuff to substitute for evil FFC (Fast Food Cravings).
Tonight’s strange but wonderful dinner:
– Salad with fresh greens, almonds, and raisins and lowfat ranch dressing
– Baked crispy sweet potato chips and onion petals
The salad is pretty self-explanatory.
For the baked crispy stuff, I took two small sweet onions and TRIED to cut them into petals like you see at the fancy restaurants, but that didn’t quite work out. So I contented myself to just have lots of cut up “loose petals.”
I sliced one sweet potato into as thin of slices as I could, and failing that at times, made some cubes out of the remainder.
I put all of the onion and potato pieces directly onto cookie sheet, which I had lightly sprayed (with a Misto sprayer) with garlic olive oil first. I then sprayed additional oil on top of the veggies, and on top of that, sprinkled some paprika and cornflake crumbs.
I baked this for 30 minutes at 425 degrees, and voila! Lightly crisp, nicely seasoned, and very yummy. The onions are of a similar taste, though not consistency, to fast food onion rings… albeit a zillion times less greasy and more healthy.