Sweet potato chips and slightly sweet, savory, and perfectly crispy. These are a great snack and offer a different flavor than your regular chips.

Making chips is super easy, and potato chips seem the best thing ever. However, you can always try different vegetables like Kale Chips, Jicama Chips, or Zucchini Chips, etc. if you are a vegetable lover and happen to love crispy things, try sweet potato chips. These are tasteful and have a very satisfying crunch to them.

Overlay sweet potato chips in a black bowl on grey background

What are sweet potatoes?

The first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word sweet potato is a type of potato that is sweet. However, it is not true. Sweet potato is a different vegetable. Although both these are grown underground, the two come from different families.

They belong to the morning glory family and differ. They might look somewhat like potatoes but are usually longer in shape. They have a mat beige, brown, red, or even white skin, and the interior is orange, white, or yellow.  

Health benefits of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are among those vegetables that are loaded with nutrients, vitamins, minerals and offer many health benefits. Here are a few to name:

  • Firstly, sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene. As a result, they are a good way to reduce vitamin A deficiency. Moreover, it also helps in improving your body’s immunity against different infections.
  • Unlike other vegetables rich in starch, sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index. It means they don’t bombard your body and blood with natural sugar; instead, they release it naturally. As a result, it helps in controlling the level of sugar in the blood.
  • Sweet potatoes are also rich in fiber. It doesn’t just aid in the healthy digestive tract and regulating bowel movement but also aids in preventing diabetes.
  • It is abundant in magnesium which offers several benefits to the body, especially when it comes to preventing diabetes.
  • Because sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants, they protect the body against several chronic diseases like cancer, etc. furthermore, they also have anti-inflammatory properties which aid in protecting the body and fighting against several diseases.
  • Due to the naturally occurring antioxidants and fiber, sweet potatoes also protect the body against several cardiovascular diseases and also regulate blood pressure.
  • Since it is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, it helps in repairing your skin and hair and protects them against several conditions.
  • The vitamins in sweet potatoes also help in boosting fertility.
  • Read More Sweet Potato Health Benefits

Different ways of making Sweet Potato Chips

Now, I have used a deep fryer to fry these chips, but that means a lot of oil. Even if you pat them dry on kitchen towels, there is still going to be a lot of oil.

So, if you are looking for an oil-free way to enjoy these sweet potato chips and want them to be just as crispy, I recommend you use an air fryer. It will give you amazing results. The cooking makes slightly more time, and you might have to flip them, but the result will be oil-free or very little oil. Moreover, you can also make these chips in an oven.

Sweet potato chips being sliced

How to make Sweet Potato Chips?

Making sweet potato chips is by far the easiest thing you can make. It is no different than making potato chips, and if you love them, you will definitely love the slightly sweet flavor of sweet potato chips.

What I love about this recipe is that it requires only three ingredients, i.e., sweet potatoes, paprika, and salt, for flavor. However, you can add more spices according to your liking to make these taste even better.

Now to make these chips, here is what you have to do.

Instructions For Baking

  1. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly oil it.
  2. Start by peeling the sweet potatoes to remove the skin. Once you have peeled them, wash them thoroughly to get rid of any dirt.
  3. Slice them either with a sharp knife, mandoline or with a chips cutter thinly.
  4. In a bowl, add potato slices, olive oil, paprika, and salt.
  5. Toss until the spices cover the potato slices.
  6. Place the slices on the baking sheet.
  7. Place the baking tray in a preheated oven at 400-degree F for 30 minutes
  8. After 15 minutes into the cook, turn over the slices.
  9. Once the chips get a nice golden-brown color, remove them from the oven and let them cool a bit before serving.

frying sweet potato chips in fryer

Instructions For The Fryer

Step 1: First of all, you have to peel and wash the sweet potatoes. Because they are underground vegetables, you will find a lot of dirt on them. Therefore, cleaning them thoroughly is compulsory.

Step 2: Once you have cleaned them, slice them either with a sharp knife or with a chips cutter thinly. You can place them in a colander to get rid of excess water. Having water in them while frying will cause hot oil to splatter, so be careful.

Step 3: Heat oil in a deep pan. If you are using a deep fryer, set the temperature to 375 degrees F. Once the oil reaches 375 degrees F, start adding sweet potato slices to the oil. Don’t overcrowd the fryer. Work in small batches.

Step 4: Let the slices cook for about 40 to 50 seconds on each side and flip them using a fork or with tongs.

Step 5: Take the chips out of the oil and place them on a paper towel so that you can get rid of excess oil. Once they crisp up and seem oil-free, place them in a bowl, sprinkle paprika, and salt on top, and enjoy!

More Easy vegetable Chips Recipes To Prepare

  1. Taro Chips
  2. Homemade Baked Potato Chips
  3. Jerk Plantain Chips
  4. Oven-Baked BBQ Potato Chips

Close up sweet potato chips

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Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet potato chips and slightly sweet, savory, and perfectly crispy. These are a great snack and offer a different flavor than your regular chips.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Chips
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 146kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Instructions For Baking

  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly oil it.
  • Start by peeling the sweet potatoes to remove the skin. Once you have peeled them, wash them thoroughly to get rid of any dirt.
  • Slice them either with a sharp knife, mandoline or with a chips cutter thinly.
  • In a bowl, add potato slices, olive oil, paprika, and salt.
  • Toss until the spices cover the potato slices.
  • Place the slices on the baking sheet.
  • Place the baking tray in a preheated oven at 400-degree F for 30 minutes
  • After 15 minutes into the cook, turn over the slices.
  • Once the chips get a nice golden-brown color, remove them from the oven and let them cool a bit before serving.

Instructions For The Fryer

  • Start by peeling the sweet potatoes to remove the skin. Once you have peeled them, wash them thoroughly to get rid of any dirt.
  • Slice sweet potatoes with a sharp knife into thin slices or with a mandoline slicer
  • Heat oil in a deep pan set the temperature to 375 degrees F.
  • Once the oil reaches 375 degrees F, start adding sweet potato slices to the oil. Don’t overcrowd the fryer. Work in small batches
  • Cook the sweet potato slices for about 40 to 50 seconds on each side and flip them using a fork or with tongs.
  • Remove the chips from the oil and place them on a paper towel to get rid of excess oil.
  • As soon as they crisp up and appear oil-free, transfer them t0 a bowl, sprinkle paprika, and salt on top, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 24109IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg