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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Satisfy your craving for potato chips in a MUCH healthier way. These addictive crispy baked sweet potato chips are impossible to stop eating… until suddenly they’re all gone!

So ADDICTIVE… and they are baked and crispy, not soggy! These were impossible to stop eating… @choccoveredkt. Satisfies your potato chip craving in a much healthier way: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/10/29/crispy-baked-sweet-potato-chips/

I had two ultimate goals for this recipe:

1. I wanted them to be crispy, not soggy

2. I wanted to make them baked, not fried

Trying to achieve that perfect crispiness while still keeping the sweet potato chips healthy and baked, I went through about five or six trials, varying the oven time and temperature with each trial. Just like with my Crispy Sweet Potato Fries, getting to the perfect taste and texture for these chips took a little work at first but was so worth it in the end!

The first batch was crispy all right… they were so burnt you couldn’t even try one! The second batch never got crispy, and I realized it was probably a combination of slicing them too thick and not baking long enough since I’d been worried about burning them again. Baking is my favorite form of science; if the first trial doesn’t come out to your satisfaction, you simply decide which variables to change and what to leave as the controls. (Dear science teachers everywhere: please add more baking experiments to your lesson plans. Fewer worksheets… more food!)

So ADDICTIVE… and they are crispy and baked, not fried! These were impossible to stop eating… @choccoveredkt. Satisfies your potato chip craving in a much healthier way: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/10/29/crispy-baked-sweet-potato-chips/

The final version of these chips was so perfectly crispy it made me think about turning my computer on and posting the recipe immediately. But I was kind of busy stuffing my face with crispy baked sweet potato chips as fast as I could put them in my mouth!

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STEP 1: Peel the sweet potato if desired, then thinly and evenly slice the potato – Make the slices as even as possible, which will ensure that some of the slices don’t burn before others are finished baking.

STEP 2: Toss with the seasonings in a large bowl. (See full recipe below.)

STEP 3: Position in a single layer on a wire baking rack placed over a cookie tray. Bake 40 minutes at 300 F, then open the oven and remove chips that are already starting to crisp up. Continue baking the rest of the chips until they begin to curl and crisp up.

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(I chose to leave the fiber-rich skin on the organic sweet potato, but you can easily choose to remove it before slicing if you’d prefer.)

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Total Time: 1h
Yield: 1-2 servings
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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips
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Ingredients

  • 1 large yam or sweet potato
  • 2 tsp oil OR oil spray (for fat-free potato chips)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • optional sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, cayenne, or any other spices you wish

Instructions

(Note: These can also be made in the microwave if you’d prefer, although the texture will not be nearly as crispy.) Heat the oven to 300 F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire cooling tray over the baking sheet. Peel the sweet potato if desired, then slice the sweet potato as thinly as possible, using a mandolin if you have one. Try to cut the chips as evenly as possible so that they all take around the same time to bake without some burning while others are not yet crispy. If you have time, soak in water (10 min) to remove some of the starch, which helps them get crispier. Pat dry, place in a large bowl, and toss with the oil or spray. Then toss with the spices. Arrange the slices on a single layer on the cooling tray, then place on the middle rack in your oven. Bake 40 minutes. Open the oven and remove any chips that are already starting to get crispy. Continue baking the rest of the chips up to 20 minutes longer, being sure to keep an eye on them once they start to curl up. Once they start to look browned and a little crispy, remove and let cool. They also crisp up even more after sitting a few minutes. **As with all recipes, climate and varying oven temperatures can have an effect on results, and this seems to be even more true with recipes that you want to get crispy. But even if yours don’t ever crisp up, they will still taste fantastic! I ate the undercooked batch almost as quickly as I ate the crispy ones. Because… sweet potatoes.

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Published on October 29, 2015

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  1. Jessica says

    Oddly enough I’ve never had that trouble getting them pretty crispy…I slice mine with a mandolin though, and usually microwave them. It works and it’s fast!

  2. Anna says

    I was just thinking of how I’d love to have some more savory snacks around the house and these look like the perfect solution! btw I know this question is not related to this post, but can you half your brownie recipe that’s in your cookbook? Thanks!

  3. Grace says

    That tip about soaking the chips first is genius! I do that when I make shredded hash browns, but I never thought to do it for making chips. Can’t wait to try this out.

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  4. Lucie says

    This is so clever! I have always struggled with getting them crispy enough without burning them. Baking at such a low temperature is a wonderful idea 🙂 Thanks!

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  5. Roselie says

    I tried sweet potatoes recently and now I am hooked! Even not crispy are delicious, but if I can make them oven baked and crispy I’d be thrilled!!! Will definitely be giving this recipe a try! I ‘m going to pin it right now 🙂

  6. Bites for Babies says

    These look delicious, although I have to say that (even though I eat healthy 99% of the time) I am a sucker for fried root veggies! I’ve made sweet potato, turnip, and parsnips ‘chips’ and just tried beets for the first time the other day…they were particularly delicious!

  7. Nicola says

    I make something like these, though I broil for 10 mins and watch carefully to avoid burning. I like to serve them with a curry dip: mayo, plain yogurt, lots of curry powder, and a touch of salt and pepper.

  8. Carolyn says

    If you haven’t tried these sweet potato chips with yummy, garlic-laden guacamole, prepare for your life to be changed. No hyperbole here either – it’s a super nutritious indulgence for those nights when you gotta have a treat. On the off-chance someone hasn’t discovered guacamole, my guacamole includes 1 avacado, 1-2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 diced tomato and salt or garlic salt (1/2 tsp), lemon juice (1/2 tsp). Don’t forget to mix in the diced tomato AFTER you mush up everything else with a fork.

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  9. Michele Palmer says

    Hi Katie-
    I make these at least once a week. I either hand cut or slice in food processor (waaaay quicker.) If you cut them in the food processor, and grease the sheet pan with coconut oil, you can randomly layer these and they still get crispy. Just not evenly crispy…but you can get a whole lot more on the sheet pan. I also “paint” melt coconut oil on the tops with a basting brush. Then I season with Celtic Sea Salt and Cinnamon. So d-lish.
    I also use red potatoes or russets with the same prep except different seasonings. They’re all so good. I try to make as much as the sheet pan can fit so that I have snacks for the week. They’re great cold, room temp, or warmed up!

  10. Caryn Gibson says

    Question..can these be stored in an air tight container for a few days? Trying to get some veggie ideas for preschool lunches for my boy. He’s not a huge fan of raw veggies (but loves chips!) so struggling with ideas! Curious if anyone has stored successfully and maintained crisp chips 🙂

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