November 2011

Sweet Potato Chips – Secret Recipe Club

by Suzanne on November 7, 2011

Sweet Potato Chips

The whole family is coming over for a little Fall Fun tonight.  We weren’t able to get together over Halloween weekend because we had a couple of sick little bunnies.  And of course, we wanted everyone to be well and join in the fun with everyone else. The menu includes Grilled Elk Burgers with Cheddar Cheese and Roasted Hatch Green Chile, Sweet Potato Chips and Jeni’s Special Cupcakes for dessert. I had originally thought about Sweet Potato Wedges, but when I received Lindsay’s blog, The Lean Green Bean for my Secret Recipe Club assignment, I knew her Oh So Sweet Potato Chips were the way to go.  MM and I go to a Mexican food restaurant occasionally and my favorite thing there are the sweet potato chips.  Now I’m going to learn how to make them by baking them at home! I have a mandoline slicer that has been screaming for a job and this is the perfect opportunity to give it a work out.  I found that 1) you need to keep an eye on the chips to make sure the sugar content of the potatoes doesn’t burn and 2) the oven temp needed to be a little higher and 3) an extended cooking time led to a crispier chip.  If you have leftovers, just reheat in the oven to re-crisp the chips. Sweet Potato Chips Ingredients: 3 large Sweet Potatoes, scrubbed, skin on, sliced 1/8″ thick Olive Oil Seasoning for chips 1 Tbsp Garlic Salt 1 tsp Black Pepper 1/4 tsp Cumin 1/4 tsp Chimayo Red Chile Powder (or a chile powder that has nothing but chile powder in it) Method: Coat sliced sweet potatoes lightly with olive oil.  Lay chips on baking sheet without overlapping too much. Mix seasonings together then sprinkle over chips. Bake at 400F degrees for 15 minutes.  Removed from oven and turn chips over.  Place back in oven for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with  or without salsa. These are delicious and make a great change of pace from regular chips.  Besides, I got to use my mandoline. Slicin’ and Dicin’! Suz Check out the other Secret Recipe Club Recipes for this month now!  Right here! You can purchase high-resolution photos of pictures from this blog and other images here. They make great kitchen decor and gifts. Also, the notecards are great for sharing recipes! More added every week. Thru […]