My daughter loves snacking on chips. Or actually, sometimes she loves to eat more chips than I allow. Maybe if I am too cool about it, she will probably eat chips in place of a proper meal. You know those commercial potato chips in tall canisters? The ones with the man with the mustache? She loves that, and we had to hide it under the bed just to keep them away.
I am sure I am gonna have to convince Adrian to stop buying them, and eat these sweet potato chips instead.They are very easy to make and very cheap too. I bought one big sweet potato and I was able to have 4 batches of snacks. I just cut the sweet potato in portions and refrigerate the remaining portions for future frying within the week.
One tip, having a mandolin slicer is such a convenience!
Sweet Potato Chips
3 medium sized sweet potatoes
1/2 cup cooking oil
1. Wash and peel sweet potatoes.
2. Using a mandolin slicer, slice the sweet potatoes thinly, about 1/8 inch. You can also use a knife and slice as thinly as possible. Some thick pieces won’t really crisp up. Nevertheless, it will still be yummy.
3.Heat the oil in a pot or in the deep fryer. Oil is hot enough when a potato slice floats immediately after throwing it in the oil.
3. Fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes per batch. Don’t overcrowd the fryer. It might be necessary to adjust the heat settings once you notice that the chips darken so quickly, so its important to keep an eye on them. Drain n paper towels.
4. Sprinkle with a little salt and serve hot.