to be perfectly honest, i’m usually not a huge fan of sweet potatoes, as a kid they were served (not very often) with butter and cinnamon sugar and i couldn’t get it out of my head that they were the consistency of regular potatoes but sweet. it was too weird for me, and that has somewhat clouded my adult view of them. i’ve tried other sweet potato chips before and had decent experiences with them, so i wanted to try my own and potentially put to rest this distaste for the sweet potato.
originally i bought the sweet potatoes probably close to 3 weeks ago now, and intended to have them as a side with hamburgers. we normally have macaroni & cheese as a side(which we both love), but i wanted to spice things up a bit and try something new. so, since hamburgers was the plan for dinner, i thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try out the newest recipe!
all credit to the blogger that i found these from, you can check out her site here! she always has some yummy and innovative recipes!
the recipe was very simple, and can totally be modified to your tastes, for example, for our first time we followed it exactly, but next time we may add a little more chili powder for some spice, and a little more salt to bring out the natural sweetness of the potato. the original recipe calls for 5 sweet potatoes, but since it is just two of us, we only used 3, which ended up being perfect to have as a side for our dinner and with our burgers for leftover lunch the next day. overall, it was a great recipe. and, we decided that we would for sure add it to our rotation of recipes.
here you go, also check out the original recipe here!
5 sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly (1/8″ inch) sliced
2 t. chili powder
1 t. garlic salt
1/4 t. cumin powder
1/4 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. cracked black pepper
1/4 c. canola oil
preheat oven to 400F. combine spices and oil in a large bowl, add sliced sweet potatoes to bowl and coat with oil and seasonings (i used my hands for this). place coated sweet potato slices in a single layer on rimmed baking sheet. bake for 22-24 minutes, flipping the slices once halfway through baking.
many thanks to my sweet husband and his awesome photography skills! yum! hope you enjoy!
matt & rachel