Curly Sweet Potato Chips

This is just a basic recipe for fabulous crispy fried sweet potato chips, hand sliced in house. They’re great as a side, for a snack, or on the BenGusto™ recipe for Beef Stew with Crisps and Mushroom. Easy, quick, and delicious!

Sweet Potato Chips

Curly Sweet Potato Chips

Time: 15 minutes                       Level: Easy                  Caution: Handle hot oil with care. Slide potato chips into oil skidding away from your body.

  • 1 large Sweet Potato
  • 2 cups Canola or Safflower Oil
  • Sea Salt

Wash the sweet potato, rubbing off any dirt. Using a sharp knife, cut the sweet potato into very thin slices. The thinner the slices are, the crispier and lighter the chips will be. Use a mandolin slicer or peeler if you wish.

Cut the slices as thin as you can if you are working freehand.

Cut the slices as thin as you can if you are working freehand.

On the left are shavings of sweet potato cut using a peeler. They aren't as pretty, but they're thinner.

On the left are shavings of sweet potato cut using a peeler. They aren’t as pretty, but they’re thinner.

Pour the oil in a medium-sized pot and heat over medium-high heat to 350 – 360 degrees, or until the potato will bubble and move upon immediate interaction with the oil. You can test to see if the oil is ready by placing a small potato piece inside the oil, and watching for bubbling.

Sweet Potato Chips

Fry the slices in batches until each potato begins to curl. Be sure to place the potatoes in the oil with care, sliding them away from your body so any splashing is directed towards the back of the pan. Place on a sheet aligned with parchment paper to dry. Immediately season with sea salt.

The peeled potato chips.

The peeled potato chips.

 

 

One response on “Curly Sweet Potato Chips

  1. Good morning,
    I just read this and the beef stew. Thinking I should have waited until after lunch…making me hungry.
    Thanks,
    Johnny

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