These homemade sweet potato chips are seasoned with a smokey and peppery seasoning mix and fried to crispy perfection!
Every year for Thanksgiving my husband and I make homemade sweet potato chips. It’s a labor of love. A loooong labor of love (they’re made in small batches), but the end result is truly fantastic and worth it. But I have never written down all the little steps and intricacies until now! So today is the lucky day that I share this recipe with all of you.
Each sweet potato chip is lovingly cut, soaked, fried, and hand seasoned with a homemade seasoning mix. And every year as the holidays get closer my husband is asked if we are going to make sweet potato chips…he says yes….and then we make them (I mean he did start this tradition, so I feel like he brought it on himself lol).
Funny thing is, even though I make the seasoning mix, my husband does about 99% of the work but I get all the credit “Phi, these sweet potato chips are the best chips I’ve ever had!”
But I always step in and give credit where credit is due, because these chips are all his doing: here is he drying off the sweet potato chips before they get fried.
To make the sweet potato chips you’ll start by peeling and slicing the sweet potatoes. We used one and half sweet potatoes and one purple sweet potato (this is the first year we added in a purple sweet potato, I don’t think we will do it again, they are a different texture than the orange sweet potatoes) and then we sliced them on a mandolin. When slicing it’s more about getting a consistent slice then about them being thin.
Then you’ll heat up oil in a dutch oven, fry the chips in small batches (about 10 chips at a time because you don’t want to crowd them) then as they turn brown you’ll set them on a drying rack and season them.
For the seasoning mix I like to use an empty spice container and then pour all the different spices in there, then shake it and season away!
Sweet Potato Chips
- 2 1/2 Sweet Potatoes
- 1 Purple Sweet Potatoes optional, or use another sweet potatoes
- 6-8 Cups Vegetable Oil
- -For the seasoning mix-
- 2 Tbs Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbs Paprika
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Ancho Chili Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Chipotle Chili Pepper
- Peel sweet potatoes, then slice them thin with a mandolin (uniform is more important than super thin).
- Soak the potatoes overnight (you can soak them for as little as half an hour) to get the starch out.
- Drain the water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- In a large dutch oven heat the oil to 350 degrees. Once the oil is at 350 gently drop the sweet potato slices into the oil. Allow the sweet potato slices to fry until they turn slightly brown, then remove from oil and place onto a drying rack. Sprinkle with seasoning mix and repeat until all sweet potatoes are done. Allow chips to cool, then transfer to a bowl and enjoy!
Ashley // My Midwest Table says
Now this is my kind of snack! The seasoning sounds amazing…I’d have a hard time exhibiting any self-control.
The seasoning on these…oh boy…it truly is amazing! I use it for other dishes too, it’s just one of those amazing seasoning combinations 🙂
Lynn Lovejoy says
GIRL! I love these! And I loved the story behind them and that your sweet husband does this every year. These look fantastic and I need you to come visit so we can make them…I’ll take Nick’s role…he should be used to that by now LOL 😉
Hahahahah omg girl I loled! You do need to come visit, I may even talk him into making a batch of sweet potato chips to have waiting for you (we’ll give him the honor of standing over the hot stove and cooking the chips lol)
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says
These look like salty, crunchy perfection!
Thank you so much, they were definitely sweet potato chip perfection (at least in my eyes lol) 🙂
Homemade chips are THE BEST, love the purple!
I was so surprised when I found the purple sweet potato I just had to include them, I did love that there were two colors 🙂
Samina | The Cupcake Confession says
These chips are making my stomach rumble and I want a big bowl filled with these chips RIGHT NOW!!!!! <3
Thank you so much! Every time I think about the crunchy perfection that are these sweet potato chips I immediately want some 🙂
Rachel @ Bakerita says
Oooooh I LOVE sweet potato chips and almost spent $5 on a way-too-small bag of them today at the market. So glad I didn’t – definitely going to try making them myself! Yum 🙂 pinned!
Thank you so much for the pin, really appreciate that! And you totally got this! They are definitely worth making at home, you’ll feel so accomplished!
They look amazing, will try them soon.
Thank you so much for your comment!
the seasoning sounds amazing
Thank you so much, the seasoning is so good…I use it on veggies all the time 🙂
Phi love the article on the sweet potato chips—-have done regular potatoes but will have to do sweet potatoes and the seasoning.
Thank you so much Rita, I definitely think you’d love these sweet potato chips!
I’ll just add that although I much prefer the taste/texture of the regular sweet potatoes, the purple potatoes were much easier to identify when done cooking. The regular ones you have to have a feel for the color change, but the purple ones begin to sink when they’re done. If you’re worried about how to tell when the chips are done, the purple potatoes might be an easier chip to fry. We’ve never done regular potatoes, so I’m not sure how they’d behave.
Thank you so much for those helpful tips!!
Oh yum! I just made sweet potato chips, but baked them… Now I seriously want fried sweet potato chips!
There is nothing quite like a fried chip, is there? lol
Oriana | Mommyhood's Diary says
Oh boy… that spice combination sounds great!! The chips looks amazing. Pinned!
Thank you so much for the pin! As always, much appreciated!