Friday, December 3, 2010

Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet potato chips and dipping sauce
The secret sauce comes from a local vegetarian restaurant - Seva.  We had to go a few times before one of the waitresses spilled the beans - mayo and Clancy's Fancy hot sauce.....huhhh...Seva deep fries sweet potato fries.  Today I made "chips" to go along with the sauce.  I prefer my sauce made with sour cream and naturally Craig prefers his with mayo.  Today was mayo day.

On medium sweet potato, high heat oil and a mandolin
I don't recommend the "chip" version unless you have a mandolin to slice a potato so finely and evenly.  If not, cut into thin fries and bake a bit longer.

Preheat oven to medium heat - 375F.

almost done slicing
It's amazing how sharp the cutting blades are (there may have been some accidents over the years!)
1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, dried garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, and chili powder
Mix 2 tablespoons of oil, the spices and potato slice.  Spread onto sheet pans in a single layer.
1 of 2 pans ready for the oven
Baking took a total of 30 minutes.  After about 15 minutes, rotate sheets and flip chips over.  Remove some of the smaller, crisper chips to a dish to cool.

Out of the oven with a bit of coarse grained salt

a few burnt chips
Next time, I might do a bit less garlic powder and more chili with a pinch of cayenne
dipping sauce
This was a fantastic side dish with lunch.


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