Sweet Potato Chips


  • 1 to 2 sweet potatoes, depending on size
  • enough olive oil or other vegetable oil to cover the bottom of your frying pan about ¾ to 1 inch deep
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional other spices, like paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, or curry powder


Slice potato into thin discs using a mandolin (carefully!).

Place discs into the oil, in a single layer.

Cook on medium-high heat until golden brown, flipping as needed.

Transfer to a plate with a paper towel to absorb extra oil.

While they’re still a little wet, season to taste!

As they dry, move them from the paper towel plate to a serving plate.

It’s good to get a system going where not all the chips brown at the same time. Start with half what you have room for, then a bit later add a few, and then as you take one out, put a new one in, etc.

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