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Have you ever been super excited to try a new recipe, but felt intimidated or simply put off by a lengthy ingredient list? Feel free to relax and breath easy, because this recipe is about as simple as it gets! There’s something uniquely satisfying about minimalism in the kitchen – maybe it’s the appeal of turning less into more, or maybe it’s the simple fact that preparation is a breeze. So what do these incredible Sweet Potato Chips consist of?
Sweet potatoes. Deep fry oil. Real Salt Ancient Kosher Sea Salt. That’s it!
Buying sweet potato chips from the store may be convenient, but NOTHING compares to a fresh slice of sweet potato which is still warm after being fried and salted. We’re talking melt in your mouth status here! Sprinkling the chips with the Kosher Real Salt is the perfect finishing touch – it really makes the flavor pop, and the course grain of the salt lends a fantastic quality to the chip. It’s like the salt is in two places at once – melded into the core of the chip, and yet partying on the surface as well, so that you get those micro bursts of flavor with each bite. A finer grain of salt would get lost in the chip, but the Kosher Real Salt holds it’s own!
If you’re like I was, you might just be wondering what Kosher salt actually is? Real Salt has a great summary on their website if you’d like to dig deeper, but in a nutshell: “When you buy kosher salt, you know you’re getting a larger salt grain that is flat or pyramidal.” This type of salt became synonymous with being Kosher, due to the fact that you want a larger salt grain when “koshering” meat – a process which involves removing the blood from the meat, which is one of the key requirements for producing meat that is Kosher. Or in other words, meat that is in harmony with the codes of orthodox Judaism.
Pretty cool huh? You learn something new every day!
But you came here for delicious, mouth watering sweet potato chips did you not!? Lets get started..
Here are my tips for the perfect chips:
- Make sure your oil is heated to 350-375 degrees before attempting to fry your potato slices. If you add the potatoes before the oil is ready to fry you’ll end up soaking the potatoes in oil and will end up with greasy soggy chips rather than light and crisp.
- Use a high quality oil. My favorite for frying is an organic deep fry oil
- Do not peel your potatoes – just make sure to scrub them really good. Then slice with a mandolin for perfectly thin and consistent slices. I used this one.
- Make sure your potatoes are fresh. If you’ve had yours in the cupboard a little while I’d definitely recommend using super fresh for the best taste.
- Fry in small batches. I used my smallest saucepan and only fried 4-5 slices at a time. They fry up quickly and you’ll want to turn them several times to make sure they don’t overcook on one side (which can happen very quickly). Do not walk away from the oil and pay very close attention. They are ready in less than a minute!
- Cover a cooling rack with a double layer of paper towels to drain your chips as soon as they come out of the fryer.
- Salt your chips as soon as they come out of the oil – then it’s guaranteed that the salt will stick!
The Perfect Sweet Potato Chip
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced about 1/8 inch thick
- Enough frying oil to cook chips in
- 1 teaspoon Real Salt Kosher Sea Salt
- Slice sweet potatoes using a mandolin style slicer. Add slices to frying pan once oil has been heated to 350-375 F. Fry chips for 15-30 seconds, then flip and fry for 15-30 additional seconds and then remove from oil and place chips on a paper towel to drain and cool. Immediately add salt to the chips as they are cooling on the paper towel.
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