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Sweet potato crisps

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RECIPE FOR SWEET POTATO CRISPS

Source: Adapted and modified Annabel Karmel β€œTop 100 Finger Foods”

oven baked sweet potato, sweet potato crisps, sweet potato chips, Food 4 Tots, recipes for toddlers, snack

Ingredients:
1 small sweet potato, peeled (about 120g)
2 tsp olive oil
a pinch of salt (optional)

Methods:

  1. Preheat oven at 150Β°C. Line a baking sheet with non-stick baking paper/ parchment.
  2. Use a swivel peeler (or mandoline slicer) to cut the sweet potatoes into strips or any preferred sizes. The strips must be thin and uniform in thickness so that they can turn brown and crisp within the same cooking time. You may also need to trim those pointy or ultra-thin edges if necessary.
  3. Wash and rinse them several times until the water is not cloudy. Then soak them in water for 15 minutes. This helps to get rid of the starch and make them crisp. Drain and pat them dry with kitchen papers. Make sure they are completely DRY so the oil can coat them easily.
  4. Put the strips in a bowl and toss with oil and salt (if used).
  5. Spread the strips out in a single layer (without overlapping) on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Then rotate the baking sheet and continue to bake for a further 8-10 minutes and check every minute as the strips can go brown very quickly. Remove from the oven if the strips start to curl and brown at the edges. Once the strips are completely cool down, they will be even crispier.
  7. Best to serve them immediately. Though you can store them in an airtight container, they will soften a bit after a while.

Notes:

  1. The baking temperature and time should only be used as a guide. They will vary depending on the type of oven you use, and thickness and shapes of the crisps.
  2. You can double the amount and bake them by using two baking sheets at the same time. But, you may need to adjust the baking time if necessary and swap the baking sheets around after 15 minutes. For best result, I would suggest you to bake only one sheet at a time.

 

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39 Comments

  1. noobcook says:

    looks healthy and delicious, I like the fact that they are oven-baked. Your boy is very cute =)

  2. So easy I want to try making them! I really need to up my intake of sweet potatoes. Thanks for the pics – very helpful.

  3. Lovely! I like sweet potato chips too.

  4. MaryMoh says:

    Ooooh…I love sweet potatoes. You don;t need to mention and I know it’s totally addictive πŸ˜€ I don’t think I would share with anyone if I make these…haha. Greedy huh. Yes…for this one…hehe

  5. Emily says:

    These are beautiful! They look as delicious as the Terra brand I like buying. Brilliant! I can’t wait to try them.

  6. tigerfish says:

    They look super thin, light and crispy!

  7. I love healthy snacks like this. Haha my kids would eat the same way (from bottom!). =) Sweet potatoes are my favorite potatoes and we eat many desserts and snacks made of sweet potatoes too. I love this snack!

  8. Fluffymuffin says:

    Can I use normal peanut/vegetable oil to substitute olive oil?

    • food-4tots says:

      Fluffymuffin: Yes as long as they are unflavoured. But I have a little concern about peanut oil as it may give a peanut aroma to your crisps. If you don’t mind, then do give it a try. πŸ˜‰

  9. Joanne says:

    Sweet potato chips are a definite favorite here! These sound delicious!

  10. Lannie says:

    your boy eating the crisp is sooo cute!!

    these look great. i make sweet potato fries and ‘crisps’ all the time in the oven, and also soak mine in water to get rid of the starch. but they are never all perfectly crispy! about half of them were on my most successful night, but they would have burned if i tried to wait for the other to get there…

    i’ll have to keep trying. in the meantime, even the non-crispy sweet potatoes are still delicious!

    • food-4tots says:

      Lannie: Thanks!! Thanks for your kind sharing. Sometimes you may need to remove those crisps that have already turned browned and crispy from the oven first and continue to bake the rest. Another way is to turn the baking tray towards the last 5-10 minutes. I’m sure you will get it right soon. Keep on trying!! πŸ˜‰

  11. o i miss eating those as an afternoon snack…so delicious!

  12. Alice says:

    Can’t wait to make this! looks so delicious!

  13. kamy says:

    Hihi,
    I love sweet potatoes too. Just one question, are the crisps suitable for toddlers? We have kept potato chips away from him till now, and I’m not sure if sweet potato chips are ok…

    • food-4tots says:

      Kamy: May I know how old your toddler is? As mentioned in my ALL RECIPES page, all my recipes are recommended for kids aged 2.5 years old and above. If your toddler is above this age, then it should be fine. To avoid choking, make sure place him on a high chair first when eating these crisps. You can also break it into small pieces and offer him one crisp at a time. πŸ˜‰

  14. SL says:

    Hi! I’ve tried this a few times. It is really yummy. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out crispy… πŸ™ Maybe my slices are too thick? I used a mandoline slicer but the thickness is fixed. I omitted the salt and I turned the tray. What else can I do? It’s delicious nonetheless. My boy enjoys it but he hopes I can make it crispy like in your pics! πŸ™‚

    • food-4tots says:

      SL: I’m not sure how thick your slice is. But you can try to extend the baking time until they turn crisp. For a change, maybe you can use a peeler instead of mandoline to slice your sweet potatoes. Give it a try and let me know your outcome. πŸ˜‰

  15. Angela says:

    Tried these today. They are delicious but an awful lot of work for the amount you get at the end. I but a small amount of brown sugar through half the batch before cooking for the sweet tooth at our house and they worked out well too although they do brown up quicker.

    • food-4tots says:

      Angela: Thanks for sharing your kind feedback! I personally don’t mind the extra work as it is much healthier than those snacks sold outside. πŸ˜‰

  16. SL says:

    Hi! It finally turned crispy! Yes, you were right about the mandolin slicer. While the sweet potatoes were in uniformed thickness, it was too thick to turn crispy. The peeler worked perfectly! Thanks again!!

  17. Thanks food-4tots for the recipe! This is my favorite snack nowadays πŸ™‚ It’s yummy and so easy to make πŸ˜€ thank u!

  18. Brittany says:

    I just stumbled on this recipe through another website titled “101 Amazing Sweet Potato Recipes”. I LOVE sweet potatoes and my tot does too. I use them to make him “fries” and only use a little oil and cinnamon. I don’t even know why I haven’t thought of this. I’m always looking for a non processed healthy “on the go” treat for him. I will give it a try this weekend. I’m pretty excited about it. Hopefully I can find some more ideas through your website as well. Thanks!!

    • food-4tots says:

      Brittany: Hope it turns out great! Do share your feedback after trying it out. Hope you find my sharing on this blog useful in your cooking and baking journey! πŸ™‚

  19. AT says:

    I don’t have an oven as yet. Can pan fry?

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