Baked Sweet Potato Chips

26 Nov

EVERYONE loves a good crispy potato chip. Lately, there’s been a huge trend in the potato chip industry to make baked chips instead of fried ones. Also, I’ve been seeing a lot of bloggers making baked potato chips lately. It seemed easy enough, so I was inspired to try making some too! Dolly auntie and I came up with this quick and easy Indian-inspired recipe that adds a hint of chaat masala to the chips. They were deeeelicious.

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Did you know? National Potato Chip Day is March 14th.

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Ingredients:
  • approximately 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp. roasted garlic flavored extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp. chaat masala
  • black pepper, to taste
Process:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel potatoes.
  3. Slice potatoes very thinly* and put in a large bowl. Use a slicer on a cheese grater or a mandolin; using a knife will be very difficult to maintain consistency.
  4. Add oil and mix well, coating each potato.
  5. Add all spices and mix well. Use your hands to make sure each chip is coated well.
  6. Sprinkle black pepper on potatoes.
  7. Line tray with baking sheet or foil.
  8. Place sweet potatoes on foil in a single layer, but it’s ok if they overlap a bit.
  9. Bake approximately 12 – 14 minutes, until crisp and slightly brown. After 9 minutes, flip them; don’t worry, they don’t get too hot.
  10. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. They will continue to crisp while they cool.

Peeling a sweet potato

Using a mandolin to slice a sweet potato

Sliced sweet potatoes

Pouring oil onto sweet potatoes

Adding masala to sweet potatoes

Rubbing oil onto sweet potatoes with my hands

Sprinkling black pepper onto sweet potatoes

Sun shining on sweet potatoes

Sweet potato chips on a lined baking sheet

Sweet potato chips after baking

Bowl of sweet potato chips

 

 

 


  1. Jean November 26, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Those look so yummy!

  2. nita November 29, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    mmmmmm, these look so delicious!

  3. Leigh December 6, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Hi, these look amazing! I was wondering how strong the spices taste on the chips, and how long they can keep for/how to store them.

    • Priya Aggarwal December 6, 2012 at 9:28 am #

      Hi, thank you! The chips just have a hint of the flavor, not too much. I’m sorry but I don’t know how long you can store them as we made two batches and they were gone within minutes!! In any event, I think you should let them cool completely and my best guess would be in a paper bag that is not completely air tight.

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  5. Britney July 11, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    I can’t get mine to look like this, they seem to just get brown and burnt and not crispy. My sliced are rather small too but it could be that I need to buy bigger potatos. Any suggestions?

    • Priya Gulati July 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

      Are you using a mandolin to slice them? A mandolin will allow you to slice them evenly. Also, when you take them out of the oven, they won’t be immediately crispy. They tend to get crispier as they cool. Play around with the timing a bit and see if that changes anything.

  6. Erin October 26, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    What is Chaat Masala and is there anything that can be substituted for it?

    • Priya Gulati October 27, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Chaat Masala is an Indian spice mix. You can get it at the Indian store. Honestly, you can use ANY spice you like on these chips.

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