I love sweet potato chips, so I decided it was time to try to make them myself. Oh my!!! They are soooooo easy to make and truly delicious! The technique is very similar to the technique for making kale chips (another favorite home-made healthy snack of mine). If you haven't tried the kale chips yet - you've got to!!! Well… but about these sweet potato chips…. eat them just alone, with some caramelized onion dip, sprinkled with blue cheese and bacon, or as a healthy side to your favorite sandwich. No matter what, I know you'll love them.
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
1 to 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil*
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Peel sweet potatoes and slice thinly on a mandolin slicer (if you don't have one, slice as thin as possible very carefully with a sharp knife). I used the 1/8-inch setting on my mandolin.
Toss the sliced potatoes in a bowl with the olive oil. Be sure each slice is only very thinly coated on both sides. If you soak the slices in oil, they will stay soggy and won't crisp up.
Spread slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. (*Hint: if you've got truffle oil and truffle salt… try it in place of the olive oil and regular salt… luscious!). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, flipping once in the middle of baking time. If you notice that the chips are still rather soft, turn the oven off and allow the chips to dry out a bit more in the warm oven.
Remove the chips from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet. The chips will crisp more as they cool.