Thursday, April 12, 2012

How To: Make Sweet Potato Chips


We've made so many sweet potato dog chews for Basil, and while slaving over the mandoline again for him I thought it was time for a batch of sweet potato treats for us! Not only are they ridiculously easy to make, they taste amazingly fresh hot off the stove top and we know exactly what goes into them.

All you'll need is:
  • 2-3 whole sweet potatoes (we use organic)
  • Sea salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Vegetable oil
  • Large saucepan
  • Slotted spoon 
In 3 easy steps, brought to you by Instragram (since our camera was on hiatus), here's how I made them:


1. Slice 2-3 whole potatoes with the thinnest setting, using a mandoline to keep everything uniform. If you don't have a mandoline, we won't tell, just try to keep things as thin and even as possible.  Why am I wearing a glove?  If you have never used a mandolin that sucker is sharp!


2. Fill bottom of large saucepan with vegetable oil and bring to high heat (350 degrees). Add potato slices and fry, stirring frequently for 2 - 3 minutes.  Careful to add chips in batches as to not over crowd them.



 3. Remove from oil with slotted spoon, basket or tongs and place on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle salt and cinnamon mixture on top to taste and toss gently to combine (a little goes a long way).


Serve warm and fresh for best taste, biggest reaction and the most points! The saltiness combined with the savory flavors of the sweet potatoes and cinnamon are unexpected and downright delicious.

Now we can enjoy our own sweet potato human treats right along with Basil, ha.

3 comments:

  1. newer seen sweet patato before, i am sure there is in Turkey,but never seen in real :) the normal potato is the one the most populer veggie in homes for meal additions for cooking nut none sweet potato..

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  2. aghh mistakes,do not look them:) off to cook, chinken +zuccihini

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    1. We didn't look, haha! Would love to learn one of your favorite recipes to make with potatoes in Turkey!

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