Here’s fun way to use up that extra sweet potato – sweet potato chips. It couldn’t be simpler. What a great idea for a Thanksgiving nibble. Just wash the sweet potatoes well, then slice them thinly. Toss with a little olive oil and bake. Instead of seasoning with plain salt, I sprinkle them with a seasoning blend. (I’ve included the recipe below.) The baking time really varies with the thickness of the chips- so keep an eye out! I used a mandoline, which made very thin slices. So I checked the chips every 5 minutes.
Sweet Potato Chips (from Martha Stewart)
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed well
- 1 Tblsp olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Slice the sweet potatoes to 1/8 inch slices. (I used a mandoline so my slices were slightly thinner).
- Divide the sweet potatoes onto two LIGHTLY sprayed 2 sheet pans.
- Drizzle the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, toss and spread in a single layer.
- Bake for 10 minutes and toss the potatoes. Bake for 10 minutes more or until chips are crisp. (Watch them closely!)
- Sprinkle with sweet potato seasoning.
Sweet Potato Seasoning (makes 1/2 cup)
Mix the following together:
- 2 Tblsp plus 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 Tblsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp ground coriander (or cilantro)
- 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
Also use this seasoning in mashed sweet potatoes, on baked potatoes or with butternut squash.
This makes a great food gift. Present it in a tin.