Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 34.4
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 40.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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You'll never believe these sweet and crunchy chips were made in the microwave. They'll become your new favorite savory snack. You'll never believe these sweet and crunchy chips were made in the microwave. They'll become your new favorite savory snack.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 sweet potato
    pinch chili powder
    pinch salt

    I prefer to use free-flowing salt, which is finer than table salt. If you don't have any, place regular salt in a clean coffee grinder and pulse until it is powdery.


Microwave ovens vary, so stick close and adjust the time as needed.
Feel free to change up the spices or seasonings. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, or rosemary will all work well with these chips.


Use a knife, the slicing blade of a food processor, or a mandoline to cut the sweet potato into 1/16 inch slices.
Place the slices onto paper towels and pat dry.
Place a sheet of parchment atop a microwave-safe plate. Layer the potatoes on the plate, taking care not to let them overlap.
Mist the potatoes with cooking spray, then sprinkle the chili powder and salt over the potatoes.
Microwave on high for five minutes. Let the potatoes rest for one minute, then cook for another four minutes. Remove any chips that are light brown and cook the remaining chips, if necessary, for one more minute.
Repeat with the remaining potato slices, using more parchment. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

OVEN INSTRUCTIONS: Bake for 20-30 minutes (or until they reach the desired crispiness) at 450 degrees F on a baking sheet lined with parchment or atop a wire rack.

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    54 of 60 people found this review helpful
    I dunno - seems like an awful amount of work for 80 chips (4 servings - 20 chips per serving) I just slice mine - spray with a little butter pam - sprinkle with a little salt and bake them in the oven. Sometimes instead of salt I'll sprinkle with a little cinammon and sugar. - 9/10/12

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    25 of 32 people found this review helpful
    this sounds good but I think I'd stick to cooking them in the oven. why waste paper bags when I can wash & reuse pans. - 9/9/12

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    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I just made these and they are great. I didn't have any spray oil so I thought I would see if they work with no oil - and they do. I made a paper bag in to an accordion and sat the thinly sliced sweet potato on the folds so that no pieces were touching and microwaved. I now have lovely, crispy chips - 9/11/12

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    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I cooked the potatoes 5 minutes on high, let set 1 minute and set the timer for another 4 minutes of cooking...after 2 additional minutes they were totally burnt. - 9/9/12

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    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I make these in the oven as well--I try not to microwave unless I really need to--and I can make a mess o' chips with 2 racks and 2 pans...half sweet and half savory. - 3/19/13