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Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

Over the years my mom and I have tried to make our own chips numerous ways, with numerous gadgets never to really succeed. {I seem to remember one crazy microwave contraption from many years ago}. I guess our quest began {and our addiction to the latest potato chip gadgets} out of our love of potato chips. Now I realize chips aren’t a health food by any stretch of the imagination. BUT, you can make chips in a way that are considered REAL food. All you need are some potatoes, some coconut oil, and some salt. And, I’m pleased to say that all those years of trying has paid off. I’ve got a great chip recipe now and no silly gadgets are required.

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips from WholesomeMommy.com

The trick to really good potato chips is getting the potato cut thin enough. While you can totally use a regular kitchen knife if you’ve got pretty good knife skills, using what is called a mandoline makes the job easy and quick. Here is the model I have and I’ve used it for lots of things – but potato chips are my favorite. :)

This same concept would work with other root veggies. You can use sweet potatoes, white potatoes, beets, parsnips, etc. Sweet potato chips with a sprinkle of himalayan sea salt happens to be my personal favorite. I like the sweet and salty together.


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  1. Have you found any ways to crisp them without frying? I really try to stay away from fried foods. However this recipe came at the right time since i have 9 lbs leftover from a wedding i was cooking for.

    • Denisesawyer says:

      Not really, you can bake them but you won’t achieve the same “chip-like” crunch. However, coconut is a good oil for you. So, enjoying some chips fried in coconut oil every now and then actually isn’t that bad for you. :)
      Wholesome Mommy

      • Does the coconut oil actually taste like coconuts? I’m not fond of them. Sorry for being troublesome.

        • Denisesawyer says:

          Not really. My husband doesn’t like coconut and he LOVES anything cooked in coconut oil. The oil will SMELL like coconut though. The unrefined coconut oil is the best nutrition wise but if you use it and you think it takes “coconutty” you can purchase the refined and it will have the smell removed. Beware though, often the refined coconut oil is refined using a chemical process. :/
          Another option {albeit more expensive} for frying would be avocado oil.
          Wholesome Mommy

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