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Smoky Sweet Potato Chips

It’s all about the crunch. If you like crunchy foods, and you’re a fan of sweet potatoes then these smoky sweet potato chips are what you crave.

Smoky Sweet Potato Chip Recipe

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.

I hate to be rude but,

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.

I’m excited to tell you

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.

that for this week’s #SundaySupper theme of crunchy foods,

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.

I got to make something I’ve been wanting to make for a long, long time…

Potato Chips!!!

Not any old potato chips, mind you. Smoky Sweet Potato Chips that I just could NOT stop munching and crunching on!

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.

See what I mean? LOL

So satisfying! So delicious! So LOUD!!

*Disclaimer – This recipe was originally published in 2013. I’m working hard to update all my older recipes with recipe cards and additional recipe information, but getting to all of them will take time. Please bear with me. In the meantime let me assure you that this recipe is still a winner and one I’m sure you’ll be well pleased with when you make it at home.


Yield: Approximately 6 cups          Prep Time:  10 minutes        Fry Time: 20 minutes

3-4 long, slender sweet potatoes that have been peeled
A mandolin (preferred method) for slicing the potatoes, or a chef’s knife
1 large bowl of water
paper towels
6 cups peanut oil
1 large slotted spoon
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon sweet, smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

-Using the mandolin or chef’s knife, slice the sweet potatoes, width wise, into extremely thin slices but not so thin that you can see through them.
-After slicing the potatoes, place them in the water making sure to separate each slice.
-Allow the sliced potatoes to sit in the water for a few moments while you prepare a baking sheet with layers of paper towels.
-Arrange the sliced, soaked potato slices evenly and in layers, on paper towels.  *IMPORTANT – Drying the potatoes on the paper towels insures that the hot oil won’t spit and sputter while frying the chips.
-Meanwhile, in a large Dutch oven, heat the peanut oil over medium heat until the oil reaches 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
-While waiting for the oil to heat, use a small bowl to mix together the salt, paprika, cinnamon and nutmeg,
-Working in batches and using a slotted spoon, carefully lower some of the sweet potato slices into the hot oil.
-Watch them carefully in the hot oil and turn them occasionally using the slotted spoon until they are slightly browned and crunchy.
-Remove the fried chips from the oil, using the slotted spoon, and place them on paper towels to drain.
-Immediately after the chips are removed from the oil, sprinkle them evenly with the salt mixture and continue frying the remaining potato slices.

Mmmmmm. Crunchy!

At this time I’d like to give a big crunchy shout out to Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen for setting the table and hosting this week’s delicious #SundaySupper event. Thank You so much, Susan!

If you’re in the mood for even more crunchy goodness, check out all the links below and see all the other undeniably delicious and wonderfully crunchy foods that will satisfy and inspire you to get your crunch on in the kitchen!

Crispy Appetizers:

Bitterballen from The Urban Mrs.Caprese Wontons from Jane’s Adventure in DinnerCrispy Broccoli Cheddar Bites  from Curious CuisiniereNaanchos from Bobby’s Kozy KitchenWaldorf Salad from Noshing With The Nolands

Crunchy Entrees and Sides:

Crunchy Baked Chicken with Homemade Shake and Bake  from Growing Up GabelCrunchy Crusted Chicken Strips with Chipotle Honey Mustard from A Kitchen Hoor’s AdventureFlautas de Rajas con Queso (Cheesy Poblano Pepper Taquitos) from La Cocina de LeslieGerman Green Beans from Fast Food to Fresh FoodPenny’s Taco Salad from WebicureanPopcorn Chowder from The ROXX BoxRosemary Garlic Croutons on layered Savoy Cabbage Soup from The Not So Cheesy KitchenStrawberry and Mozzarella Flatbread from Family Foodie

Munch on Snacks:

Crunchy & Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Granola from Cupcakes & Kale ChipsCrunchy Granola Bars (Better than Nature Valley) from Shockingly DeliciousCrunchy Pumpkin Pie Spice Roasted Chickpeas from Daily Dish RecipesDuck Fat Chex Mix from The Texan New YorkerEasy Vegan Granola from Killer Bunnies, IncFried Veg Momos with Cheese Recipe from Masala HerbGranola Snack from A Distinguished PalateHow to Make Homemade Sweet and Salty Trail Mix from  NeighborfoodOrange Spiced Cashews from Hip Foodie MomPeanut and Pretzel Popcorn Balls from Peanut Butter and PeppersPumpkin Spice Granola from Home Cooking MemoriesRoasted Pumpkin Seeds from Hezzi-D’s Cooks and BooksSlow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix from Hot Mamma’s Kitchen ChaosSourdough Grissini from girlichefSpicy Lentil Crackers from Cindy’s Recipes and WritingsSweet and Spicy Roasted Pepitas from Alida’s KitchenSweet Potato Chips from Kudos Kitchen By ReneeUnbaked Healthy Oatmeal Sesame Bars from My Trials In The KitchenVanilla Almonds from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Crisp Dessert:

Boo Berry Cereal Treats from Pies and PlotsChoco-Caramel Squares from Basic N DeliciousChocolate Covered Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats from The Girl In The Little Red KitchenChocolate Pecan Biscotti from The Food Army WifeCookie Brittle from Juanita’s CocinaDouble Banana Pie Krispie Treats from What Smells So Good?Honeycomb Crunch Candy from Food Lust People LoveMomofuku Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies from Ninja BakingNutty Wedges with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream from Magnolia DaysPeanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies from Take A Bite Out Of BocaSalted Caramel Cashew Cookies from Mess Makes Food  

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Faye Leong

Sunday 6th of October 2013

I always wanted to try to make this but I am lack of confidence but I won't now! Thanks so much for all the steps and those wonderful pictures. Awesome!


Sunday 6th of October 2013

There are chips and there are sweet potato chips. Really hard to resist, love that touch of sweetness from them too.

Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

Sweet potato chips are the best! We just got a bunch of sweet potatoes, and chips are close to the top of our list to try out!

Cindy Kerschner

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

I love sweet potato chips, great flavor combo!

german in pdx

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

Sweet potato chips? Yes, please - these sound and look fantastic!

Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen