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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. All of these health benefits are all the more reason to try out these spicy sweet potato chips!
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Serves 4 people
- 3 Large sweet potatoes
- 6 Table spoons (approx.) of olive oil
- 1 Tea spoon of cayenne pepper
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 into 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 undercooked 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 tablespoons 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 into. You could always add less oil and cayenne pepper to the bowl 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.
© 2016 Alex
Alex (author) from Stoke-On-Trent on March 22, 2016:
Good luck getting them crispy, hope this method helps!
Katie from London on March 22, 2016:
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!!!!
Alex (author) from Stoke-On-Trent on March 21, 2016:
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.
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 21, 2016:
Perhaps I'll try your method of boiling them first. Thanks for the recipe. And by the way, WELCOME to HubPages!