Sweet Potato Chips

 

Sweet Potato Chips DIY Recipe - Much healthier than potato chips!For my family, homemade chips are a healthier choice for sure! Sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes so they won’t spike my daughter’s blood sugar as much, and I can control the amount and type of oil used in their production.

Sweet Potato Chips DIY Recipe - Much healthier than potato chips!Start by cutting the sweet potatoes quite thin. As thin as you can without them being completely transparent – probably about 1/8″ if possible. A mandolin makes this job a snap. I’d love to get one – then maybe I could make them as fast as my four girls eat them!

Sweet Potato Chips DIY Recipe - Much healthier than potato chips!Add the sweet potato slices to a large bowl and drizzle in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil – enough to lightly coat each slice. give the potato slices a good toss, while adding any seasoning you’d like to the bowl. I’ve made a savory version with salt, rosemary and cumin and I made a sweet version with a very light sprinkling of cinnamon and brown sugar. Not the best everyday choice,I know, but makes a tasty occasional treat.

Lay slices out in a single layer on a baking pan and slowly bake at about 250 degrees for 2 hours or until chips are nice and crispy.

Sweet Potato Chips DIY Recipe - Much healthier than potato chips!Since they take some time to bake, I usually make several pans at a time. (They still never last longer than a day). Part of the fun of homemade chips is coming up with your own favorite seasoning blends. So many seasoning possibilities! So little time! :-)

Carli

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5 Comments

  1. Posted July 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    YUM! I can promise you we’ll be making these LOTS during the fall and winter … a good way to keep the house warm while creating a yummy snack.

    • Carli
      Posted July 6, 2013 at 12:28 am | Permalink

      That’s an excellent idea, Mary!

  2. Posted July 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    A better choice than regular potato chips.
    I love sweet potato anyway, so it would
    taste great to me.
    Cheers, Anita.

  3. Jan (Jcoop on ravelr
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  4. sara
    Posted September 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Love this! I also do parsnips this way and butternut squash. Try using a mandolin. Cuts faster and even.. though i cut my finger once so be careful!

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