Sweet Potato Chips

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I always like to “kid” ourselves into thinking that the sweet potato is the “healthy” alternative to the potato.  I love potatoes and could  eat them everyday, literally.  Neither of us are yam fans and do not even think of bringing over a marshmallow covered dish of sickly sweet yams to our house.  But, when that yam has been called a sweet potato (even though a “yam” is not a sweet potato), I am intrigued!  I discovered sweet potato fries a few years back and fell in love;  move over russet there is a new guy in town!

We were cleaning out the freezer last week before our jaunt up to Lake Tahoe and found one lonely little grass fed Le Cense steak - it was definitely time to fire up the grill (yes, it was even warm enough to do that) and get the oil hot for some chips.  I seasoned the steak with a Chipotle seasoning, I love to use, and just grilled it until rare.  The sweet potato chips really complimented the slightly smokey flavor of the steak …. great choice!

Recipe:  Sweet Potato Chips

(printed recipe)

2 sweet potatoes

canola oil

sea salt, to taste

Slice the sweet potatoes thinly.  Heat the canola oil in a shallow frying pan, about half way up.  To test for the right temperature, I drop a slice in and if it instantly starts to sizzle, it is ready.  Fry the potatoes in batches until golden.  Remove from the oil and bolt dry with paper towels.  Put on a cookie sheet in the oven at 200, to keep warm.  Before serving sprinkle with sea salt.  Serve.  Eat.

* I like to serve chips and fries with a little dish of mayo that has been seasoned with a couple minced gloves of garlic.

Comments

  1. Sweet potato chips (and fries) are the best! I sometimes consume them more than the burger when I order them together. :) You just gave me an idea to re-create a Filipino version that I ate as a child. I love it when that happens!

  2. Handmade jewellery says:

    I know it is possible to make potato chips from mashed potatos, any number of store brands make potato “crisps” such as pringles for example. I have tons of instant potato mix and I am tired of mashed potatos, I want chips.

  3. Handmade jewellery says:

    Yes, some chips are made from processed potatos. The potato mixture is added to lots of fillers, like flour, and seasonings, then shaped, dried and fried.

  4. Handmade jewellery says:

    Yes, just drizzle a little vinegar (I would use a nicer vinegar, like red wine or apple cider) on them. You’d have to eat them right away, though, since they might get soggy. Man, you just made me want some.

  5. Handmade jewellery says:

    When I was in college, a bunch of my friends would get together in residence and make potato chips. Now we were all in Hospitality and Culinary courses so we were creative like this, but they tasted so much better than anything we could buy in the grocery store.

  6. Handmade jewellery says:

    It’s easiest to do this with a deep fryer but if you have a large stock pot, put some vegetable oil in the bottom and fry them up. Best thing to season them with is some coarse salt and balsamic vinegar.

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