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Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

Nothing says welcome home like an old fashioned hamburger with homemade sweet potato chips. Salty/sweet flavor combinations thrill my senses and, boy, are they ever easy to make.

Thanks to recent travels, I got to jog my homemade potato chip memory at the OK Cafe in Atlanta, GA where these babies are served warm on demand with blue cheese dressing for dip. As I scarfed down my share, I thought: I need to remember to make these when I get home. And guess what? I remembered.

I also remembered to take pictures so you can make them, too, without ever having to battle traffic and crowds — at your very own kitchen table. Am I a pal, or what?

All you need are two sweet potatoes, some sea salt (or regular table salt — up to you), and a few cups of oil.

Chop.

Chop again. See how ridiculously easy this is?

Slice. You can use this snazzy contraption (a yard sale find from a friend) or just use a vegetable peeler. I’ll leave the serious decision-making up to you.

Look at those innocent little things just waiting to be dunked in hot oil, sprinkled with salt, and consumed by yours truly. Sigh.

When the oil reaches 320 degrees Fahrenheit, add a chip. Continue adding and turn them with a slotted spoon until they change color. Do not let them burn. But if you do, know that chickens like burned potato chips. Not that I would know that because I burned a batch of chips. Nope. I plead the fifth.

Now let them hang out in a bowl on some paper towels and add salt while still hot. You could also add some other yummy spices but I personally am very loyal to the salt. Yup.

My arteries are clogging just looking at this meal. Oh my stars.

  • Applie - Oooo, those look good, but I don’t deep fry anything. Have you every tried baked sweet potato fries? I did and burned them to a crisp. LOL

    PS. so glad we can comment on your new lovely blog now. Missed you.ReplyCancel

  • Tia Julie - Lacy,
    They look delicious and I have heard that they are good for you!ReplyCancel

  • Meadowlark - Applie, I’m like you. It’s not that I don’t WANT to fry, it’s that I’m a frying DUNCE. So baked would be cool…. somebody get right on testing that!!

    And Lacy, thanks for stopping by my place. I know you won’t be disappointed reading World War Z. It is much more a political statement than a simple zombie book. (I never thought I’d be able to type a sentence like that!) I put a few other people’s reviews up and they sound much more “official” than mine!ReplyCancel

  • Kath - Do I dare confess I have never eaten a sweet potato before? Does it go well with zucchini? I am willing to try it then!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie at Elisharose - Well, that looks downright tasty. I could use a good burger right now. Well, not RIGHT now. Maybe tomorrow. I’ve never made sweet potato chips. I just may have to give that a try. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Rosa - Wonderful! Can I also have a plate, please!

    Cheers,

    RosaReplyCancel

  • Dawn - Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you. We have just been getting these up here, but in the form of french fries. I have had them in some restaurants and they are good, but I would love to try them thinly cut like yours. I love your commentary. You are so funny leaving the serious decisions up to us. I put a rhubarb compote recipe up yesterday and have photos of the rhubarb juice I made also.ReplyCancel

  • Lynnie - Looks delish! Now that I see your pics, I think maybe my problem is using far too little oil! I just got up early and did all our cooking for the day. It’s too hot to use the oven after 10am unless the AC is on full blast, and then it’s like having two competing appliances and having to pay for both of them. Anyway, I made some squash chips for the kids to have as a snack later, inspired by your post!ReplyCancel

  • Crossview - Oh my goodness! A burger and fries is my favorite meal! Serously! We’re heading to Panama City this weekend to try a “Five Guys” burger. I WILL try those fries next time we make burgers at home…
    *wiping drool off monitor*ReplyCancel

  • Crossview - Uh, “seriously”. =)ReplyCancel

  • YDavis - Looks delicious! I like sweet potatoes but I don’t make them at home. Another sweet potato dish, well dessert, I like is sweet potato pie…yum!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Looks very yummy….. I will have to remember this when I harvest the sweet pototoes! Have a great day! Christina
    CoffeeCoffeeCoffeeReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Lacy,

    I’ve posted a ton lately. Lots of stuff going on. I was wanting to make some homemade jam or jelly, but I have no clue how to do it. Do you have something that is incredibly EASY to do?

    MelissaReplyCancel

  • aaron ivey - this looks amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Robbyn - Ok, those look seriously GOOD…yum!! Thanks for sharing!

    Wow, I’m SO GLAD you’re back! Thank you for your wonderful comments you left me, and I love the look of your site. Did I mentiont I’m glad you’re back?? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • shelli - I LOVE sweet potato chips and sweet potato french fries. Well I just basically love sweet potatoes, I haven’t eaten one I didn’t like.

    I’m glad to see you are back. I hope you had a lot of fun on your trips. How did you like LA? I really didn’t like it much at all. I was quite surprised. Though I did love the Hollywoood Hills, I think I could live there.ReplyCancel

  • shelli - I LOVE sweet potato chips and sweet potato french fries. Well I just basically love sweet potatoes, I haven’t eaten one I didn’t like.

    I’m glad to see you are back. I hope you had a lot of fun on your trips. How did you like LA? I really didn’t like it much at all. I was quite surprised. Though I did love the Hollywood Hills, I think I could live there.ReplyCancel

  • shelli - oops posted it twice, I thought I could edit the post. I misspelled Hollywood in the first post. Oops.ReplyCancel

  • Christy Harrill - This sounds yummy. One that I have tried is sweet potato fries with olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary. I bake them in the oven. Yummy!ReplyCancel

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