Cayenne Sweet Potato Chips

    50 minutes

    Sweet potatoes or kumara make a great alternative to regular chips. They are more strongly flavoured and higher in fibre.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into thin chips
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C.
    2. In a plastic bag, combine the sweet potatoes, oil, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Close and shake the bag until the chips are evenly coated.
    3. Spread the chips out in a single layer on two large baking trays. Do not crowd the chips onto one tray.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until crispy and brown on one side. Turn over and cook for another 20 minutes, or until they are all crispy on the outside and tender inside. Cooking time will vary depending on how thick you cut your chips.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Good cooking method, but the original recipe is not so tasty. Made this to a T the first time and all I tasted was taco seasoning, taking away from the nice, sweet flavour of the sweet potato. So since then, I've tossed the potatoes in a large ziploc bag, drizzled with olive oil (about 1-2 tablespoon), and lightly sprinkle with kosher salt, sometimes with pepper if the kids aren't eating and toss to coat. I bake the first 20 min. on 200, last 15-20 min. on 220. 1 hour is too much and burns them. I've dipped these in rmayonnaise, garllic aioli or just eat plain. Good way to get the kids to eat sweet potatoes without frying - full of vitamin A and beta carotene. Also great with steak dinners. 2 stars for original recipe - 5 stars with changes. Tip - put a greased sheet of foil on your biscuit sheet - no sticking and no mess.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. I'm giving this recipe five stars because I want people to *try* it. However, with the minor changes below!! I made them and, sure enough, they burned on the bottom. Didn't even need to flip them; the top was crispy enough. My suggestions pretty much go along with the rest listed in the reviews: Cook at a lower temp ~ between 200-220 degrees c (NOT 230!) I cut them into approx. 1cm sticks (regardless of the size, I still think a lower temp is necessary to stop burning). I just used kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, olive oil..tossed in a bowl to coat. No extra spices. Most certainly coat your biscuit sheets with oil and you really do need to put them in single layers. Follow these tips, and you should enjoy crispy, healthy, tasty sweet potato fries!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. These were excellent! I used olive oil in place of canola, and Cajun seasoning instead of taco seasoning. Also lowered the temperature to 200C for the first 30 minutes and turned it up to 220C for the last half of baking. The key to keeping these from sticking is spraying the pan with cooking spray - I had no troubles. They were soft and crispy all at once and were fantastic paired with the Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers from this site. Definitely recommend these fries, and don't be afraid to play with the seasonings to suit your taste!  -  29 Sep 2008