Filled with vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron, potassium, and fiber--just to name a few--it makes sense why sweet potatoes have been and are becoming increasingly popular alongside their natural taste. Growing up, I knew sweet potatoes as the Thanksgiving tuber, cousin to the potatoes I was more accustomed to seeing at meals throughout the rest of the year. Since my childhood, sweet potatoes have been increasingly popular as a side dish and especially with sweet potato fries making an appearance on most menus and chips filing grocery store isles. With this Instructable, you can make them at home and impress all of your friends tastebuds. :)
Step 1: Materials
- Sweet Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Cookie Sheet
- Vegetable Peeler (optional)
- Mandolin and/or Kitchen Knife
Step 2: Wash & Peel
If you'd like you can remove the skins of your sweet potatoes with a vegetable peeler. If you like skins on your chips, go ahead and leave them on, but be sure to wash them carefully.
Step 3: Slice Away
Once you are done slicing, place your sweet potato rounds into a bowl.
Step 4: Oil & Flavor
Toss until al of your rounds are evenly coated.
Step 5: Spread 'Em and Bake 'Em
While it heats up, spread your newly coated and spiced sweet potato rounds on to a baking sheet. Make sure that they are all spread out and not overlapping too much. You may have to bake in rounds.
Bake your chips for 17-20 minutes. I like to bake them until they are pretty crispy and usually pull them after the edges of the rounds start to curl up. If you prefer to have them retain some of their softer sweet potato centers, pull them out earlier. Remember also that like most things, your chips will continue to cook as they cool off once they are removed from the oven, plan accordingly or be okay with extra crispy chips--they're still delicious. If you're worried, just check them every couple of minutes until they are done to your liking.
Step 6: Cool and Transfer
Step 7: Enjoy
I've found that they are good along side sandwiches, by themselves, or once dipped in yogurt dip. Mmmm mmmm.