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How to make Delicious Sweet Potato Crisps

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

When our family discovered that using sweet potatoes (yams) instead of rusic potatoes to make french fries, or these wonderful Sweet Potato Crisps, we accomplished two things: a healthier version of regular ‘french fries’ and a rejuvination of the kid’s enthusiasm for cooking and trying something a little unusual or different.

1 large sweet potato, washed well

vegetable oil for deep frying

  1. Wash the sweet potatoes well.
  2. Grate the sweet potatoes as you would for hash browns, then pat dry with paper towels.
  3. In a skillet or deep fryer, heat the oil to 350 degrees. (If using a skillet, make sure there is a 2” depth of oil)
  4. Once the oil is hot, dropping a heaping tablespoonful at a time, fry the shredded sweet potatoes for 1 to 2 minutes or until they are lightly browned and crisp.
  5. Remove your delicious Sweet Potato Crisps from the oil, and allow them to drain on paper toweling or a brown paper bag.
  1. Season with a seasoning salt, and serve warm with Sweet and Sour Turkey Stir Fry. (recipes available on blog under the category section)
  1. These Sweet Potato Crisps make wonderful healthy snacks as well, and are especially tasty dipped in a yogurt dip or buttermilk dressing.