Have you ever been at the grocery store and saw something on sale that wasn’t on your list, but bought a bunch of it anyways? That’s what I did when I saw a great deal on organic sweet potatoes the other day. I bought over 4 pounds of them. I love cooking with sweet potatoes. From a using them in a vegan cheese to these delicious baked sweet potato chips, I knew I wouldn’t have a problem putting them to good use.
Disclosure: As a Vitacost VIP Blogger, I received the spices used in this recipe in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% all mine.
My Love For All Things Sweet Potatoes
Looking back over my childhood years I can honestly say that the only time I ate sweet potatoes was during Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was that one dish that had them covered in some kind of syrup and tiny marshmallows.. yuck.
Little did I know, there was so much more to this root vegetable.
It wasn’t until I became an adult, had kids of my own, and really started experimenting in my kitchen that my love for all things sweet potato really took effect.
Now I can’t get enough of them. Thus why I bought a ton of them at the store.
Shredded for a nice hash or even used as a meat replacement in BBQ, sweet potatoes are my jam. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, so how could you not love them, right?
Creating Something New
Once I got home, with all my sweet potatoes, it hit me that I now needed to come up with something to do with all these things. It had to be something new, something different though. Not because anyone demanded it… I just wanted it to be that way.
So I put on my thinking cap and fixed myself some lunch, hoping that I would come up with something.
That’s when it hit me… as I was placing a few gluten-free grain chips on my plate.. the inspiration hit… make Baked Sweet Potato Chips!
It was perfect! I had never made baked sweet potato chips before and I had the perfect salt/spices! Vitacost had just sent me a nice gift pack of some really cool gourmet sea salts from Gustus Vitae and I knew they would be perfect.
Here’s some info about the salts from Gustus Vitae:
Our naturally infused gourmet salts are veritable armoury for your kitchen: small sprinkles of our sea salts impart big flavor and elevate simple dishes to signature plates. Our varied collection of gourmet salts lend profound depth of flavor-and often a wonderful color when used as finishing salts and sprinkled on foods just prior to serving. A touch of our decadent Truffle Sea Salt on roast potatoes will transform them into a gastronomic masterwork, and dusting our Natural Smoked Sea Salt on baked veggies or chicken will impart a richly smoked BBQ flavor without all the mess. Simple favorites benefit too: a little Red Cayenne Sea Salt spinkled over a fresh green salad adds wonderful color contrast and a tantalizing heat, and a pinch of our Paprika Sea Salt on fresh burrata or warm pasta lends an extra savory depth and a beautiful juxtaposition of colors.
Sweet Potato Chips with a Kick!
I loved playing around with the three different salts I had. Each has it’s one distinct flavor which made the baked sweet potato chips taste amazing.
When making the recipe, I split the sliced potatoes I had into three different groups so I could try them all at once. Once baked, they each carried their own really distinct flavor. No overpowering kick of spiciness or saltiness, just an all around amazing taste.Print
Delicious Baked Sweet Potato Chips
With just 3 ingredients, these baked sweet potato chips are not only easy to make, but they are packed with amazing flavor.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 Minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Snacks
- 3 large sweet potatoes
- 3/4 cup avocado oil, divided
- 2 – 3 teaspoons Gourmet Gustus Vitae Sea Salt (or desired seasoning*)
- Preheat oven to 375′ F and line large cookie sheets with parchment paper
- Using a mandolin or very sharp knife, thinly slice sweet potatoes and place in a large bowl (or more if using different spices)
- Coat each batch of sweet potatoes with 1/4 cup of avocado oil (if doing one batch, use all of the 3/4 cup) and toss to cover all slices with oil.
- Add in seasoning and toss again to coat
- Place sweet potato slices in a single layer on cookie sheets
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and then flip each peace using tongs or a fork. Cook for another 1- minutes or until they start to brown.
- Keep chips in an air-tight plastic container or plastic bag
* seasoning amounts vary with own desired taste – add more seasoning as needed
If your chips get soft, pop them in the oven at 325’F for a few minutes to crisp back up.
How About You?
Have you ever made Baked Sweet Potato Chips? If you did, what kind of spices did you use?
Leave me a comment and let me know, of if you have never tried them, let me know what spices you’d think would be good.
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