Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Chips

These were the chips I made with the goat cheese and strawberry grilled cheeses I posted yesterday.  They were so delicious, I didn't want to wait any longer to share them with you.  They were quite simple to make, but I do have a couple of quick tips.  First of all, if you have a mandolin or food processor, use it to slice the potato.  Having thin and even slices are crucial to an even baking time and crunchy chips.  Secondly, be sure to watch the chips in the oven.  They go from vibrant orange to brown very quickly.  The brown ones still taste delicious, but they sure don't look as pretty!


Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients:
1 sweet potato per two people
vegetable or canola oil for spraying
sea salt
black pepper, chili powder, cumin (optional seasoning)

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit. 

2.  Slice potatoes with a mandolin slicer or food processor, if possible.  Spread the slices out in a single layer on baking sheets.  Spray the potatoes lightly with the oil on each side then sprinkle lightly with salt or any other seasoning. 

3.  Bake for 10-20 minutes, flipping halfway through baking time.  Be sure to monitor the chips frequently to make sure they don't burn, puling out any chips that may finish cooking early.

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6 comments :

Culinary School: Three Semesters of Life, Learning, and Loss of Blood said...

I fried everything I could get my hands on when I was a culinary school student (I wrote about it here, if you're interested: "Culinary School: Three Semesters of Life, Learning, and Loss of Blood" http://amzn.to/eOKJWw - on Amazon Kindle) but, you know, I don't think I tried sweet potatoes. I'll have to add that to the list!

All Things Yummy said...

Yum, love sweet potatoes hot from the oven. I usually cube them but I'll have to try them in slices. Gives me a reason to break out the food processor.

Lauren said...

Those look so good! I've had sweet potato fries before (swoon!), but never sweet potato chips.

That Girl said...

You're a genius. I never thought of using my food processor for slicing potatoes!

Carrie said...

I love sweet potatoes! And to make them into chips sounds great.

Natalie said...

I eat these several times a week, year round! Haven't gotten sick of them yet :)