In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”
Ella has asked me to share this very simple recipe for sweet potato chews. She is looking satisfied–she just enjoyed several treats while I attempted to photograph her. However, her rapid jaw action interfered with the shots. She and her brother, Bentley, love sweet potato chews, second only to dehydrated liver snacks purchased at a pet store. I like sweet potato chews because they are very inexpensive and not made of unknown ingredients.
There is one ingredient for this dog treat: sweet potato. Here are the steps:
- Wash and dry a sweet potato. Don’t peel it.
- Cut the potato lengthwise. Then make thin slices (between 1/4 and 1/3 inches wide).
- Spread a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
- Spread sweet potato slices on the sheet and bake for 3 hours. I usually check and turn every hour.
- If they are still moist after 3 hours, I turn the oven off and let them dry some more.
- Let the chews cool completely and store them in a glass container. I keep them in the refrigerator.
Most dogs like these sweet potato snacks, but some don’t. I am not sure if it is about personal preference, or the other kinds of food he or she may be used to.