This Oven Baked Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipe is wicked simple. And probably the easiest dog biscuit recipe you are going to find. Here's my video on how to make them:
How to make this sweet potato dog treats recipe:
Making these treats is the polar opposite of complicated rocket science. But it took a while to figure out how to do this right.
The sweet potato dog treats you buy in the store are, besides being expensive, not falling apart and crumbling in your hands. I tried to make these several times and mine never would stay intact.
But I persevered as I didn't want to pay the high prices these dog treats get in the stores. I don't blame the makers of these treats for making money, its how we all pay the bills. I imagine the packaging also makes these treats expensive, I have seen them in stores in hard plastic containers or those foil-plastic bags. Not cheap.
Easy enough to start out here. Hopefully you have or can borrow a mandolin. You can pick on up here: http://amzn.to/2hDGt85 (affiliate link) If not, cut the sweet potatoes into ¼" slices, as uniform as possible with a sharp knife.
BE VERY CAREFUL when using a mandolin. They can cut your fingers. Most have a vegetable holder-guard, or you can get one of those chain-mail gloves. And put a towel under the mandolin when cutting the sweet potatoes.
The secret I found in a another version of this recipe that uses a food dehydrator is this.
Spray the sweet potato slices with a very light coating of vegetable oil.
This allow the dog treats to stay slightly pliable, and they wont crack when being stored.
In our previous sweet potato dog treat recipe video, we used an electric dehydrator to dry the snacks, but this time I wanted to see how the oven would work. The lowest oven temp on my oven is 170F, so I set it to that and turned it on. The dog treats dried in about 3 hours.
And how cool is that?
Thanks, Eric...and Slinky (my treat-loving dog) thanks you, too! A food processor with a slicing blade attachment is a much safer way to slice than using a mandolin , which is almost a guillotine ;-))
Love the vids.
Any issues with the labradors and ticks?
Do these store well without going soft? Should I put them in a sealed container?