Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sweet Potato Chips - Homemade & Homegrown

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Sweet Potato Chips

As many of you know, I grow sweet potatoes every year and most of the time our sweet potato harvest lasts until February.  Well, this year we had a low yield from our crop and just last week I used our last sweet potato to make these scrumptious chips.  Yes, they are fried in oil but I rarely do that offensive cooking act of frying - we needed a midwinter treat.

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I used this fantastic slicing tool (see picture above) that my husband gave me last year (featured in this post - "Curly-Q Parsnip Fries & an Amazing Slicing Tool" click HERE to view the entire post)

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Peel the sweet potato/es, slice & then soak in a bowl of water. (Add a couple tablespoons of vinegar and some salt into this water).  Soak for about 10 minutes (see picture above).  Drain the liquid and pat dry. (see picture below)

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Fry a few at a time - moving them around gently & flipping when desired (see picture below).  Use a slotted metal spoon (or metal tongs) to remove the chips when they reach your desired golden brown color/doneness.  Lightly salt the chips while they are still hot (I used sea salt).
NOTE:  Be careful - they will burn quickly if left in the oil too long.

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Place the fried chips on a paper towel to soak up the extra oil.  Continue frying until all of the sliced sweet potatoes have been used.
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Serve & ENJOY!

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  1. that tool looks awesome. I need to start eating more sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, but they are a pain to cut. lol

  2. These look so tasty! I love sweet potatoes, but I normally bake or do oven fried. Thanks, for a fun alternative!

  3. I just bought some very expensive sweet potato chips at the store. These look like a much better option!

  4. I love sweet potato and these chips are a change from normal potato chips. Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon link UP

  5. These look so crunchy and yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Together on Tuesdays :)

  6. Those look so yummy! I love sweet potato fries so I know I'd love these! Thanks for sharing with us at Together on Tuesdays.

  7. I love sweet potatoes and have made the fries but I normally do in the oven on cookies sheets and use coconut oil. But using a frying pan is also a useful alternative way to them. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Looks delicious. I tried making sweet potato fries, I used a mandolin but I still found them so difficult to cut. I don't think I'll try again.


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