Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sweet Potato Chips with Chili Salt

Can you think of anything more tasty than a thin, crispy french fried potato? How about thin, crispy french fried sweet potato chips?

A few years ago, The Fly Rod Gawd and I were visiting St. Michaels in Maryland and we stopped at this great restaurant whose name I can't remember. It was one of those great evenings that no matter how hard you try, you just can't recreate.

As we were sitting in the dinning room, looking out over the Chesapeake, our waiter brought us a plate of fresh sweet potato chips. We had never had crispy sweet potato chips before, but as soon as we tried them we wondered where they had been all our lives!

Not only were we lovn' the chips, but just as our dessert was being served a Barbershop quartet that was having dinner at the same time broke out in song!

It was such a wonderful night and one that we will never forget.

You will be surprised at how easy these chips are to make and everyone seems to love them. They can take on a lot of different flavors, but we like them with a spicy chili salt and a lime sour creme.

Sweet Potato Chips with Chile Salt

6 cups Canola oil
2 tablespoons sea salt
1 tablespoon chipotle pepper powder
1 lime
8 ounces sour creme
2 large sweet potato

Heat the oil in a heavy bottom pan to 375 degrees.

Mix the salt and chipotle pepper in a small bowl, set aside. Add the sour creme to a small bowl and mix in the juice and zest of the lime, set aside.

Peel and slice the sweet potato very thin. Fry the sweet potato's in batches until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towels. Immediately season with the chili salt. Serve with the lime sour creme for dipping.


Mary said...

I've just put these on my must-do list. I love sweet potato fries, but I've never been able to get them crisp. Looks like you've found the solution.

Allie said...

I love home made chips, the chili salt looks like a must try!

Mila said...

I absolutely love this and will definitley try making them next week!

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Barbara said...

Oh, those look great! I'm always happy when I find a great restaurant dish and can recreate it at home.

alexandra's kitchen said...

i love sweet potatoes in any form. i always order sweet potato fries when they're an option. these chips sound awesome!

Hallie Fae said...

Chili Salt! What a wonderful idea and in combination with the sweet potato I bet those chips were amazing!

Teresa said...

These sound amazing! I'm hooked on sweet potatoes lately and the idea of Chili salt is inspired! And the Lime Sour Cream ... I'm gonna have to make these today! :-)

AMIT said...

I love to eat this chips.

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CookiePie said...

Those look fabulous!!! I'd rather have sweet potatoes than regular ones any day :) And the chili salt sounds delish!

Lauren said...

Sweet potatoes, how I love thee! Any idea on how to bake chips?

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foodbin said...

a good snack food for everyone

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