Sweet potatoes can be transformed into crispy and delicious homemade sweet potato chips in a mere 5 minutes in the microwave!
Holy cow, I managed to cook, photograph and schedule a blog post with a 2-year-old and a 3-week-old!
Maybe I can do this mom-of-two-kids-food-blogger thing after all.
In reality, I shouldn’t brag too much, seeing as this recipe doesn’t really take more than 10 minutes to make. Oh well. Baby steps.
And I burned one batch of these sweet potato chips because the baby was crying and needed to be burped and I thought an extra 15 seconds in the microwave was a good idea. I guess this is going to take a little more practice.
These are super easy and were one of the first things I wanted to make after I got my mandoline. I love that they get nice and crispy without deep-frying. And they literally only take minutes to make. Great for a quick snack and my daughter loooooves them. I can’t wait to try this with regular potatoes, and maybe even parsnips or carrots. How fun!
Required for this recipe:
- 1 large sweet potato, scrubbed clean and any brown spots trimmed off
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- Cut off ends of sweet potato and slice using the thinnest blade on a mandoline. Take care to keep all 10 of your fingers attached.
- Put in a bowl and add oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat. I use my hands.
- Cut out a piece of parchment paper in a circle to fit the tray in your microwave. Place sweet potatoes in a single layer on tray. Microwave on high power for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes or until crispy but not browned. Watch carefully for the first batch or two to determine the proper time since all microwaves are slightly different. 3 1/2 minutes was my perfect number. Repeat this step until all chips are cooked. Best served immediately.
- Serving size: 1/2 sweet potato.
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Husband’s take: Him: “They sound good, are we having them for dinner?” Me: “No, I ate them all.” Him: “Oh.”
Changes I would make: None. Might be fun to play around with spices and seasoning though.
Difficulty: Easy, as long as you have a mandoline and keep all of your fingers.