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Sweet Potato Chips

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Do you like French fries? I do, but I became a fan of these sweet potato chips!

I think I can say that I like sweet potatoes in all shapes and forms.

In fact, of potatoes! ahah whether white or sweet. I think it’s a great side dish and is quite versatile.

French fries are a perdition here at home, especially for my dad.

You know when there are those Sunday snacks, seafood, or a nice steak full of garlic? He can’t resist, he goes for fries for sure!

Here at home we rarely make fried food, not only because it’s bad for your health (that reason is obvious), but also because the smell that fried food leaves in the house are horrible.

Alternatively, I’m always trying to find ways to make the same recipes, but in the oven.

And believe me, these sweet potato sticks work perfectly!

It took me some time to get the recipe right, but I eventually followed dear Sara Diniz and it tastes amazing!

Don’t believe me? Read to the end to find out all the tricks I use.

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How do you make these sweet potato chips in the oven?

These baked sweet potato chips are super easy, but you need to know a few tricks for the perfect result: crispy, golden, and super tasty.

Don’t worry that despite the ingredients, they won’t be sweet!

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Mustard grains
  • Cider vinegar
  • Cinnamon
  • Sweetener to taste (I used coconut jelly)
  • Chopped chives

As I already told you, there are a few tricks to making sweet potatoes in the oven crispy.

And now, I’ll reveal the ones I use the most.

To start, try to cut the sweet potato into more or less equal wedges (of the same thickness). I know they are not perfect, but if you do it right, all the wedges will bake at the same speed.

Put the sweet potato in a bowl of water and soak for a few minutes to remove the starch from the potato.

Dry them well with a cloth or kitchen paper.

After adding the sauce to the potatoes and mixing them well, place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper, so that they are all separate from each other.

This way they will all bake at the same time and since they are not on top of each other, the heat will circulate equally.

The result?

Sweet potato chips that are so good, you won’t even miss the regular fries!

 

For the yogurt sauce (my sauce suggestion):

I didn’t add this sauce to the full recipe, it’s just a quick and practical suggestion, with things we easily have in the fridge.

I love it and it’s a great option for those who don’t want to use mayonnaise… Much healthier, but with lots of flavor.

Besides, it’s a very light and fresh sauce.

You will need:

  • Plain yogurt
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chopped garlic or garlic paste (I used garlic paste, for convenience)
  • Chives (or other herbs of your choice)

Just mix all the ingredients by eye. Place in a serving bowl and sprinkle with more chives.

For the chives, the trick is to put them in a bowl and cut them into small pieces with scissors.

It’s so quick and easy, isn’t it?

Now imagine dipping these sweet potato sticks into the yogurt sauce… There, I call it food porn. ahah

 

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Let’s check the step-by-step?

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Sweet Potato Chips

These Sweet Potato Chips are so good, they make you forget about real French fries. They are super crispy and the seasoning makes all the difference.
Prep time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
Keywords: baked sweet potato, baked-oven sweet potato, sweet potato
Portions: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 drizzle olive oil
  • 2 dsp mustard grain
  • 1 dsp cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon powder
  • 1 dsp coconut gelly (or honey)
  • Chives, chopped to taste

Instructions

  • Start by washing and peeling your sweet potatoes.
  • Cut them into wedges, as if you were going to make potato French fries.
  • Rinse the sweet potato wedges in water and dry them well with a towel or paper towel.
  • Place the sweet potato in a bowl and add the seasonings.
  • Stir well, so that they are well seasoned.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the sweet potato wedges one by one, so that they are not on top of each other.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 220º for approximately 20 min.
  • If you want to give the sweet potato a crisper touch, leave it in the oven for another 5 min on the grill mode.
  • Sprinkle with chopped chives or whatever herbs you like.
  • Serve with a yogurt sauce.

Notes

This recipe can be made with white potatoes, carrots, zucchini, you name it. It's super practical and suits almost any vegetable.
You can also use the recipe to make tofu but use firm tofu.
As for the seasonings, the suggestion I gave is wonderful! But you can adapt it to your taste. 
Just paprika, thyme or oregano, olive oil, salt, and pepper make it super simple and full of flavor.
Despite the coconut jelly, the potatoes won't be sweet, so don't be afraid. Of course, you can replace it with a sweetener of your choice.
A homemade mayonnaise with garlic to dip the potatoes in is a must. The yogurt suggestion is simply to make it more practical and I LOVE it.
 
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