I recently used a Bed Bath and Beyond gift card to buy a mandolin. This is definitely not a necessary kitchen item (which is why I thought I would splurge with the gift card), but it’s a super fun gadget to have! You can slice thinly and evenly in half the time. It also juliennes and does crinkle cuts … I guess I love cooking if these are the things that excite me. 🙂 Back to the point, I was looking for a recipe to try so that I could use my new mandolin, and sweet potato chips are what I settled on.
I love sweet potatoes, and they make delicious chips! They have to bake for quite a while in order to get nice and crisp. Just make sure you’re ready to be patient when you make these.
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
- 2 organic sweet potatoes, washed well
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Using a mandolin or a very sharp knife, slice the sweet potatoes thinly and evenly. Divide the sliced sweet potatoes evenly between two baking sheets. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil on each baking sheet, and combine the oil and potatoes well with your hands until they are evenly coated. Sprinkle evenly with sea salt.
- Bake in a preheated 250 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until crisp and slightly golden. Flip the chips every 30 minutes or so. If some chips are thicker than others you may want to let them cook longer to get crisp.
- Sprinkle immediately with a bit more sea salt, if desired. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes, and then serve.