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We have been eating a lot of sandwiches around here lately (panini all the way) and this is the perfect side. These would also be great with a burger. Word to the wise though- these take a bit of time, so don’t plan on making these if you are having 50 of your closest friends over… you will be cursing me by the end. 2 medium potatoes make a medium size bowl. Oh and one other thing, the sweet potatoes we get at my grocery store here in the Middle East are white on the inside, not orange. Here, only yams are orange. 🙂
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
2 medium sweet potatoes
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Using a mandolin, slice the sweet potatoes very thin. Make sure to cut all the potatoes the same thickness, for even cooking. Place the potatoes in ice water while you work, which will leach out some of the starch and prevent browning. Taking a handful at a time, dry off the potatoes and place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lay singled layer on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt and a tiny bit of cinnamon. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flip the chips, sprinkle with more salt and cinnamon. Bake for another 20-30 minutes until the chips are golden brown. Lay out in a single layer on a paper towel. (This is important because if the chips are placed all together while they are still hot, they will steam and get soft).
Enjoy as a side with a yummy sandwich, or just as a tasty afternoon snack!
Those look super duper yummy! I love all kinds of potatoes in all ways! Can’t wait to try this out!
Hawaii island Gourmet says
They look tasty. Also, really great job on the pictures.
I was very confused when I learned about the differences between sweet potatoes and yams. Until I lived in Africa. I encourage you to check out your information on the differences again. You may be surprised.
Interesting blog. Thanks for reminding me of the joy of baked crunchy root vegetables.
Crystal Storms says
I always wondered how to tell a yam and a sweet potato apart – thanks for the info. These look delicious – I’m pinning them : )
These look yummy, but I have to say that no, not all sweet potatoes are white. Been eating them all my life. Yes, I’m positive they are sweet potatoes and not yams. Please read the following: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/25/difference-between-sweet-potatoes-and-yams_n_1097840.html
That’s interesting Lauralli! Thanks for posting the article. I just meant that in my grocery store here in the Middle East I can only get white sweet potatoes and if I ever get a orange root vegetable, it’s always yams (and always triple the price!) Good to know the differences though. 🙂
Jacque @ dollars and sense says
Wonderful recipe! My mom use to make my brother and I potato chips in the summertime. I’ve been wanting to make some myself and after seeing these yummy photos, I think it is time to try!
I love it that your mom did this Jacque! 🙂 Fun tradition to continue!
do these go directly on the pan or do you put parchment or foil down ?