Spicy Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

Updated on March 20, 2016

Although making your own chips can be very time consuming, it is definitely very rewarding. If ever you get some spare time to make these chips, they will make a really tasty addition to your meal. Not only this but these spicy sweet potato chips are rather healthy. This is because they are cooked using a healthy method as they are roasted as opposed to fried. Sweet potatoes are nutritionally very healthy which means they have great health benefits. For example they are packed with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients. As a result some of the health benefits would include improvement of blood sugar levels and maintained high energy levels. There are also some suggestions that link sweet potatoes to helping with preventing cancerous cells from forming. On the other hand, the use of cayenne pepper allows for an increase in the rate of metabolism. A faster rate of metabolism is good for you because it means that you will be able to lose weight and your body will get rid of toxins faster. Having a high metabolism also means that you will have improved blood circulation, more energy and better natural immunity. All of these health benefits are all the more reason to try out these spicy sweet potato chips!

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Serves 4 people


  • 3 Large sweet potatoes
  • 6 Table spoons (approx.) of olive oil
  • 1 Tea spoon of cayenne pepper
  • Salt

Method: follow these 6 easy steps

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Peel the sweet potatoes.

Step 2

Chop the sweet potatoes in to wedges. You can chop them as thick or thin as you like. I have kept them quite thick because I prefer more bite to my chips.

Step 3

Once you have chopped the sweet potatoes, boil them for around 15 minutes. It doesn't really matter whether they are slightly under cooked because you will be putting them in the oven afterwards. You will know when they are done because you will be able to put a sharp knife in them quite easily.

Step 4

Next add 6 table spoons of olive oil to a bowl. Then add 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the oil and mix them together. These measurements are by no means exact because the amount of oil that you need to cover the chips will depend on the size that you cut the wedges to. You could always add less oil and cayenne pepper to the bowl to begin with and add more when needed. This way you will avoid wasting oil and cayenne pepper.

Step 5

Take your sweet potato wedges and roll them in the oil so that all sides of the potato are covered. Once you have done this, lay them on a baking tray and sprinkle them with salt.

Step 6

Put them in the oven for around 25 minutes, until they look like a crisp golden/orange color. You may need to turn them over occasionally but this isn't absolutely essential.

After 25 minutes your spicy sweet potatoes fries are ready to enjoy and smelling delicious!

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      Alex 24 months ago from Stoke-On-Trent

      Good luck getting them crispy, hope this method helps!

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      Katie 24 months ago from London

      Will defo try boiling first!!! Never tried it before but sounds good. My sweet potato chips are usually very soft so will be interesting to see of they are crispier and more chip like!!!!

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      Alex 2 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent

      Hi MsDora. I believe that this method allows the chips to turn out a little crispier. I also think that its perhaps a little quicker this way.

      Thank you!

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Perhaps I'll try your method of boiling them first. Thanks for the recipe. And by the way, WELCOME to HubPages!