Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

By February 11, 2015

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes
  • Cook Time : 2h 00 min

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Position your oven rack to the center of the oven.

Rinse and dry your sweet potatoes thoroughly.  Peel them (Optional) and slice them as thin as possible; I used a mandolin which makes it much easier! You can also use a sharp knife to get the job done.

Note: If the chips are too thick they will not achieve the crispiness of an actual potato chip.

Lay out the chips in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Spray them with cooking spray on both sides and sprinkle with salt and pepper (or replace with the agave and cinnamon for sweet chips).

Bake them for about 2 hours, flipping the chips once at the halfway point to ensure even cooking.  Be sure to check them frequently as they can brown quickly towards the end of cooking.

Remove them from the oven once they are crisp and golden brown.  Some may feel a little tender in the middle but take them out anyway.  Let them rest for about 5-10 minutes as they will continue to firm up.  Those that don't need to firm up should be removed from the pan immediately.

Serve immediately and Enjoy!

I recommend using organic sweet potatoes.  In non-organic sweet potatoes pesticides could dwell in the skin.  In organic sweet potatoes you don't have to worry about that and can skip peeling the skin.  Leaving the skin on is better for your overall health and so much more flavorful!

OK.  Now, Enjoy!

sweet potato chip recipe from spicygal.com

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OK. There are “sweets people” and then there’s “crunchy, salty people”. I would definitely be one of those people who fall in the crunchy, salty category. Let’s put it this way, if I had to choose between a piece of chocolate cake and a bag of crunchy, salty chips, the chips would win. Hands down. Thankfully, there are healthy options available and I’m not left to the only resort of driving to the supermarket for a bag of greasy, overly salty something or another.

It’s actually quite easy to make “chips” on your own at home. If you haven’t given it a try, I would highly recommend it. They taste WAY BETTER than anything you could purchase at the store and they are far more healthy for you! Sweet potatoes are loaded with potassium (think fewer leg cramps) and vitamin A (Did you know vitamin A is good for your eyesight and helps you see in the dark? True story. Look it up!) and they are high in fiber. What a great veggie to feed yourself and your family!

Now, if you’re someone who would rather reach for the piece of cake (I’m not judging you! You’d actually fall into the same category as the other SG, Trish.) you can make these chips sweet by simply brushing them with a bit of agave nectar or honey and dusting them with cinnamon. Mmmmmm mmmm mmm!

Love a good dipping sauce? Try our Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce with your chips. It’s tangy with a nice little kick (not too much of a kick).

One of the great things about these chips is that they pair so nicely with so many different dishes.  For instance, you could pair them with a healthy Black Bean Burger.

Spicy Gal Black Bean Burger

OR add them as a side dish to Chili Lime Drumsticks.

Chili Lime Drumsticks

The possibilities are quite endless!  Want some other options?  Search our many recipes on our home page.  There’s sure to be something there that will get your creative juices flowing.

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