I first tasted sweet potato chips when I stopped at a gas station for my regular fill of CNG in Tacarigua. My wife had bought two bags of sweet potato chips from the grocery section.
She always bought plantain chips but this time she wanted to try out the sweet potato. Each bag was a regular size, modestly filled with crunchy, crispy slices of sweet potato with a little salt added but not too much. I drove and ate a chip at a time, enjoying each and thinking to myself, "This is something I have to try."
A week later, I found myself slicing two sweet potato. I was about to fry the sweet potato in some oil. I was sure that I could make myself some delicious sweet potato chips for the family.
Healthy snacks are hard to come by cheaply. You would have to make them at home, if you want to snack cheaply. The snacks in the supermarket are many, and many are not as healthy as we would like it to be. They are generally filled with preservatives, additives, BHT, high fructose corn syrup, and colouring.
One way to avoid these hidden dangers in snacks is by preparing your own snack, of course with healthy ingredients. Most homemade prepared snacks are healthier because of this. Just try to avoid adding processed ingredients. Select fresh ingredients.
How to Make Homemade Sweet Potato Chips
So why not try making your own sweet potato chips. It is extremely easy, but care must be taken when working with hot oil. Prepare your ingredients and have your utensils prepared for the job. Don't leave the oil unattended if you have young children around, please.
Be very careful with them around. Too much accidents are happening concerning young children. Parents need to be more mindful of their children and their capabilities. So here is how to make sweet potato chips. Enjoy!
SWEET POTATO CHIPS
1 lb sweet potatoes
salt to taste (optional)
oil for frying
Note: When I peeled the sweet potato it exuded a bit of "milk" at the head so I had to wash it again.
The chips are done when they float to the surface.
Sweet Potato Chips
- 1 lb sweet potatoes
- salt to taste optional
- oil for frying
- Wash and peel the sweet potato. Wash again and dry with paper towels.
- Note: When I peeled the sweet potato it exuded a bit of “milk” at the head so I had to wash it again.
- Slice on the thinnest setting on a mandolin (1/32″)
- Wash the chips with water and dry. Then place in a pot with enough oil to cover the chips.
- On a very low fire fry the sweet potato chips for about 30 mins or until golden.
- The chips are done when they float to the surface.
- Drain on paper towels and add optional salt to taste.
This recipe was just too easy to do. You don't even need to add the salt. I had mine without salt and it was still crispy and delicious. The added benefit here is of course an all natural chip with no preservatives and other chemicals with long names you can't pronounce. In fact that's a good way to eat. If you can't pronounce those long convoluted words something is really up. Food for thought I guess.
Ah gone 🙂