Sweet Potato chips: recipe request

Hi, I used to get really good sweet potato chips at a Mexican/Cuban restaurant, they were a nice alternative to the standard tortilla chips that we usually got. They were thin and crispy.

Does anyone have a favorite recipe or cooking technique for making these chips? Baked, fried or however…I figure that I need to less dependent on the Military/Industrial/Petro-Chemical complex…



just get some sweet potatoes and cut them as thin as you can and throw em in the oven. experiment with all kinds of seasonings.

i make potato chips all the time out of regular white potatoes. bake@ 400 degrees for as long as you like. i love throwing garlic, cajun, old bay, or just plain salt on em. and i prefer mine to be pretty dark and crispy. not the healthiest snack, but it’s probably better than a bag of lays or something.

oh i put a tiny bit of veggie or olive oil on em as well before going in the oven

Don’t listen to frog face over there, here’s the dank stuff:


* 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, and sliced thinly
* 1 tsp. olive oil cooking spray
* Seasoning Mix- using 1 Tsp salt, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1 tsp dried parsley flakes and pinch of sugar..
* Or use your own mix- like garlic powder, Kosher Salt, chili powder!


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray with olive oil.
  3. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes (a mandolin makes this job a breeze)
  4. Place slices on the foil, spray slices again with the cooking spray, and sprinkle with seasoning mix.
  5. Put baking sheets in the oven, bake for 20 minutes, turn over, reduce oven to 300 degrees, and continue to bake until slices are crisp, but not burned, approximately 15 to 20 more minutes. Cool, remove from baking sheet, and enjoy.
  6. Note: A small sweet potato, 6 to 8 oz. will fill one baking sheet.

Hey, I just made a batch of oven baked chips, they turned out really well. My previous attempt using a wok to deep fry them was not as successful.

I can see the merit of oven baking to remove the moisture.

Thanks Catboy and Dschmitt