Crave some crispy chips but don't want all those fats and calories? Then check out our baked daikon chips, with zero fats and 1/3rd of the calories of classic fried potato chips.
Making daikon chips is super simple. All you need is daikon, some spices, and an oven! We used thyme, garlic powder and paprika. It's a delicious mix that pairs wonderfully with the subtle flavour of daikon. Feel free to use any other spice mix you fancy!
Did you know that 100 grams of daikon have only 18 calories? That's mostly because this root has a water content close to 95%. For this reason, frying daikon is not going to work. You are going to burn it before it becomes crispy. Instead, we are going to dehydrate it by slow-baking it in the oven.
Baking the daikon chips instead of frying them is great because we'll get rid of most of the added calories you get from potato chips. In fact, by comparing the calories of plain potatoes with those of a bag of potato chips, you infer that frying oil accounts for roughly 82% of the calories. Say no to that!
Instead, This is what you'll get from a serving of homemade daikon chips (25 grams):
Zero grams of fats
5 grams of fibres
5 grams of net carbs
Basically, these chips are a dream for weight-loss: they have very few calories, no fats at all, and a serving gives you 25% RDI of fibres. Moreover, the low number of net carbs makes them suitable for the keto diet. And, of course, these daikon chips are vegan and gluten-free.
Ready for some crunch? Let's get started!
NOTE: The default ingredients yield 50g (1.7 oz) of oven-baked daikon chips and one serving is 25g (0.8 oz) of chips.