Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Baked Sweet Potato Chips Recipe
Lately I’ve been buying bags of gourmet vegetable chips to serve with dips at cocktail parties and neighborhood gatherings.
After all, they’re colorful, uniquely flavored, and seem to be appreciated by friends with certain food allergies.
After looking back at my grocery receipts over the last few weeks, it occurred to me that I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of money on fancy chips this month. Yikes!
I’m not a cheapskate by any stretch, but I hate to waste money on things I can easily make myself. Especially when my version is quick and just as good, if not better.
Make Bake Sweet Potato Chips at Home Instead of Buying Them at the Store.
Homemade Baked Sweet Potato Chips
So today I’m sharing my Baked Sweet Potato Chips Recipe. It’s super simple to make, requires only 3 ingredients, and tastes
like better than store bought chips, because they’re fresh!
Plus, making sweet potato chips at home allows you full control of chip thickness, fat content, and seasoning.
Not. Too. Shabby.
How To Make Sweet Potato Chips
1. Slice the sweet potatoes very thin on a mandolin slicer. You can use a standard chef’s knife to cut the sweet potatoes, but it’s much faster on a mandolin. You can also choose to slice your sweet potatoes thicker for sturdier chips, but they will take a little longer to bake.
Using a vegetable peeler is a good way to make them very thin and evenly sliced. (I like mine super thin and crispy.)
2. Place the sweet potato slices in a large bowl and drizzle olive oil over the top. Toss the slices with your hands to make sure every single slice is kissed with oil on both sides.
3. Lay the sweet potato slices on baking sheets in a single layer.
4. Lightly sprinkle the unbaked chips with Diamond Crystal® Kosher Salt. The kosher salt flakes are large and flat, so they hold tight to the oiled chips and offer great salty flavor that brings out each chip’s natural sweetness.
Homemade Sweet Potato Chips
Once they are baked, the sweet potato chips are light and crispy with an intense salty-sweet flavor.
You can store them in an air-tight container for lunchbox snacks all week, pack them in spring picnic baskets, or serve them at parties.
Imagine these gorgeous rusty-hued chips packed in Easter baskets, or serve on Easter as a simple side dish.
Check the Recipe Card for Full Instructions on How to Make Sweet Potato Chips!
Trouble Shooting: Why Are My Sweet Potato Chips Burnt or Soggy?
The three most common issues with making baked vegetable chips at home is the tendancy for them to either stay soggy in the middle, or burn quickly and turn dark.
Want to avoid these issue? I can help!
- Slice the Sweet Potatoes Evenly. The sweet potatoes must be very thin and evenly sliced to baked properly. If you have uneven sweet potaoto rounds you are more likely to deal with over or under cooking issues. Using a mandoling slicer is the best way to ensure even slicing. You can also use a vegetable peeler to make thin even slices
- Check your Oven Thermometer. The most common issue when baking or roasting anything, is a faulty thermometer (or thermostat) on you oven. It is not unusual for oven thermometers to run 10-30 degrees too hot or too cool, especially if you use your broiler or self-cleaning oven function. Over time, high temperatures damage the thermometer or thermostat, causing this fluxuation in the oven temperature. You can correct the temperature by hanging a new oven thermometer from the middle oven rack. Then once the oven is preheated, adjust the temperature as needed. If you use your oven a lot, change out the hanging thermometer once a year.
- Don’t Over-Stuff the Oven. Even if your oven temperature is exact, if you put too many baking sheet in the oven at once, each pan will take longer to bake. Placing more than one pan in the oven at a time, also creates more opportunity for uneven baking.
Looking for More Baked Chips? Try some more favorites:
- Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips
- Perfect Baked Beet Chips
- Baked Zucchini Chips
- Healthy Baked Banana Chips
- Baked Carrot Chips
- Baked Kale Chips recipe
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Diamond Crystal® Salt. All opinions are my own.
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Use a mandolin slicer to cut the sweet potatoes into paper-thin rounds. (I set mine to the thinnest setting.) You can use a knife to do this, but it takes much longer.
- Pile all the sweet potato rounds into a large bowl and pour the olive oil over the top. Gently toss to coat every piece with oil. Then lay the sweet potato rounds out on the baking sheets in a single layer.
- Sprinkle the chips lightly with Diamond Crystal® Kosher Salt. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crisp and golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets. Then move the chips to a bowl, or plastic bag to store. If you happen to find a few chips with soft centers, pop them back in the oven for about 5 minutes.
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