Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

Hi mom's, I hope your weekend was as great as mine! Well for starters, my family and I have finally beaten that dreadful cold we’ve had for 2 long and agonizing weeks! Then... a mommy moment... our son Paz finally sat up all on his own with no assistance! We're still working on his twin sister Lola though... she's too concerned with crawling everywhere and climbing on/over everything! I also came up with a few yummy recipes to share with you all this week!

So Saturday I had a strong craving for salted potato chips, but unfortunately my craving hit me once I finally was able to get the twins down for their nap, and I was NOT going to wake them for a craving run... oh no, 2 grumpy babies? I'll pass!

In my desperation for some potato chips, I raided through our pantry and found 2 sweet potatoes, and was inspired to make my own potato chips! Now I love me some sweet potato fries, so I knew they would taste great. They're slightly sweet, and pair perfectly with a little salt.

 

SWEET POTATO CHIPS

PREP TIME: 2 HOUR 15 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES | YIELDS: 2


INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 sweet potatoes

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • salt to taste

  • dry parsley flakes to taste

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Slice potatoes into thin chip size cuts (FYI I mistakenly deleted the photo of me slicing the potatoes). It is best to us a Mandoline Slicer if you have one. If not, you want to make sure you slice your potatoes as thin as possible. Which I found in recipe testing that the thinner the slice, the better it will be when it comes to frying them. They will be more crisp and chip-like, vs like french fries.

how to make potato chips
  • Soak sweet potato slices in salted (like the sea) water for 2 hours. You will notice the potato slices curling up like potato chips towards the end of the last hour.
  • Place potato slices evenly across paper towels and blot dry. You want to make sure that you remove any excess water that might be on the potato, making it difficult and dangerous to fry.
  • I'm a big fan of shallow frying, so in a large pan on medium-high heat, add in the 1/4 cup of vegetable oil.
sweet potato chips recipe
  • Using one of the potato slices, test the oil by dipping it in, and if it starts to fry then it's ready.
  • Be sure not to over crowd your pan; add in a few slices of the sweet potatoes at a time.
  • Let the potatoes fry for 30-60 seconds, or until the edges turn golden.
how to make sweet potato chips
  • Once the edges are golden, flip over the sweet potato slices, and fry the other side for another 30-60 seconds.
sweet potato fries
  • Once both sides are golden brown, place chips on a paper towel, blot out the excess oils, and season with salt and dry parsley flakes.
how to make sweet potato chips
  • Let the chips cool for 5 minutes, and enjoy!

Give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it!