Sweet Potato Chips, how I adore thee, let me count the ways! Lately, I’ve gotten quite a hankering for these golden brown beauties in all their sweet crispness! Whenever I want crunch or salt, I find myself gravitating towards the cast iron skillet filled with either bacon fat, coconut oil or lard and frying up some of these bad boys! I never did like the store bought sweet potato chips, but the homemade ones are to die for! Not to mention, super simple to make. I suppose if you are phobic about frying, you could certainly bake these, but the fried ones taste so good and take way less time!
- 1-2 organic sweet potatoes (1/3 to ½ potato per person)
oil,pastured lard, or good quality bacon fat
- sea salt
- In a large cast iron skillet, heat ½ -1 cup coconut oil, lard or bacon fat on medium high heat to 350 or it sizzles when you place a potato slice in the oil/fat.
- Slice your sweet potatoes into very thin disks, or whatever thickness is your preference.
- The thinner you slice, the crispier the chip you will obtain.
- Try using a mandolin slicer if you have one, for even thin slices.
- Place the disks into the hot oil.
- Fry on each side for a few minutes until a deep golden brown.
- Be careful not to burn. You will want to stand by and watch carefully.
- Repeat until all disks are cooked. Remove from skillet with tongs, place on a plate lined with a paper towel.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and serve.
- To bake: Preheat oven to 375. In a bowl, toss the sliced sweet potatoes with enough oil or fat to coat.
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet or sheets.
- Bake for 10-20 minutes, checking frequently that they do not burn.
- They are done when they begin to curl up and are golden brown.
- It is very easy to burn sweet potato chips, so be sure to monitor carefully!
This post contributed to Real Food Wednesdays.
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