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Spice Up: Cajun Sweet Potato Chips

by evh on September 17, 2014

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If you don’t know by now, I have a sweet spot for sweet potatoes and I eat them as much as I can during the season. Whether caked, gnocchi-ed or wedged –– I’ve never been known to turn one down. This week I grabbed some sweet potatoes not really knowing what exactly I wanted to make with them when I brought them home.

Good friends of ours came to Austin (as did several others) after the Katrina storm had hit their home in Louisiana. Another friend of mine is headed back there for a mini-vacation next month and the thought of hurricanes hitting the states again has all had me thinking of Louisiana. Of course when I think of the boot state, I think of it’s delicious influence on food. All of these ramblings in my head led me to these crispy and spicy Cajun Sweet Potato Chips.

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Cajun Sweet Potato Chips
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Servings Prep Time
6 -8 servings 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
4-7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 -8 servings 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
4-7 minutes
Cajun Sweet Potato Chips
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
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Servings Prep Time
6 -8 servings 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
4-7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 -8 servings 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
4-7 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3-4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon ground white pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • neutral oil for frying
Servings: -8 servings
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Instructions
  1. Wash sweet potatoes well, pat dry, and leave the skins on. Using a mandoline slicer or very sharp knife cut sweet potatoes into thin round circles.
  2. In a small bowl add white pepper, red pepper, salt and garlic and mix together until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Place a heavy duty pan over medium heat. Add one inch of oil to the pan and let it get hot. Once hot add in a few sliced sweet potatoes at a time, you will need to do this in batches. Let the potatoes heat up for 2-3 minutes then flip them over. Allow them to blister slightly on the tops (about another 3-4 minutes) and then remove the potatoes from the heat using a slotted spoon or spider skimmer. Place them onto a paper towel lined pan to drain off excess oils. Then sprinkle with a pinch or two of the cajun spice mixture. Continue the process until all of the potatoes are cooked.
  4. Use the remaining spice mixture to sprinkle about the chips and serve.
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