Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

How to make potato chipsDid you know that potato chips are really easy to make at home? It's true. I'd say they are even easier than homemade french fries, which I also love. Really, anything starchy has my heart. I hadn't made potato chips in a long time. And as I was looking around a health food store that just opened near my home, I saw they had a large selection of different varieties of sweet potatoes. Best sweet potato chipsI love sweet potato fries, sweet potato hash browns and sweet potato pie. So I figured I'd give sweet potato chips a try. I bought three different types of sweet potatoes. You can see them here, (the photo below) but I didn't write down their names before I left the store. 🙁 Guess I'll just have to go back soon. Sweet potato varietiesPeel and clean the potatoes. For best results use a Mandoline to slice the potatoes very thin. Allow them to soak in cold water for 10 minutes. Then remove and pat dry with paper towels.How to make potato chips at homeFry in oil heated to around 375°F for a few minutes. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels and immediately sprinkle on a little sea salt and black pepper. Before serving sprinkle on a few chopped, fresh herbs. I used parsley here, but basil, rosemary or thyme would be fantastic too.Homemade potato chipsThese are best served warm the day they are made. Serve them along side hamburgers and hot dogs at your next BBQ. Uh… yum! Enjoy these. xo. Emma

  • This looks soooo yummy! Thanks for sharing. I just might make it tonight.

  • We made them last night for friends. Everybody loved it!:)
    Thanks for the idea all the way from Germany.

  • These look delicious! They would be perfect for a 4th of July BBQ 🙂

  • Those look soooooo yummy!!! I just love food so much!!
    I want to try making these as soon as possible.

    Avo (www.avoslife.com)

  • I have realized I only like sweet potatoes when they are fried. Going to try this tonight!


  • Dear Emma,
    Last year I went to study at London, and then became absolutely in love with hashbrowns. Why am I telling you this? Well, I’ve been trying to make hashbrowns on my own at home and they NEVER NEVER taste as good (or even SIMILAR!). So can you pleeeease pleaaaase pretty please with sugar on top try to make them? Please?

    Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes!

    Gabi xxx

  • These look incredible. Pinned to make later!!

    xx Kait


  • These sound so delicious! Do you know how it would work with other vegetables, like carrots or parsnips?


  • OMG! Can’t wait to make these. As a vegan, I’m always looking for the next big things. Thanks so much…xoxo

  • I so need a mandoline so that I can try my hand at these and other chips without causing a kitchen disaster.

  • These look super easy & amazing! I gotta try this xxx


  • This sounds amazing! I love kumara (sweet potato) fries! but hate having to clean up the oily mess tho!


  • These look so amazing!!! Definitely will be trying them 🙂

    xox, Erica

  • Delicious – I’m a huge fan of sweet potato fries, and these are a healthier version – sold!


  • Delicious! Potato chips ate my guilty weakness, so I’ll definitely be trying this easy homemade version.


  • just fried some of these up w a burger and they were amazing! thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • Perfect for a summer BBQ !


  • Thanks so much for this. Sweet potato chips are one of my fave treats.

  • These look great! I don’t have a mandolin though, approx how thinly do they slice? Do you think a wide potato peeler might work? Or the slicing part of a box grater? xx

  • These look amazing. I know they’re so easy to make but still haven’t gotten around to it – will have to give it a go. x

  • Why didn’t I think of this? I had some sweet potatoes to use up, and I never thought of chips. Ah well.. next time!

  • I love sweet potato fries so i will have to try the chip version xo


  • They look great! Can’t wait to make some! Love the idea of sprinkling some herbs on them too!

  • I love making sweet potato chips! They are the perfect healthy snack or addition to dinner.

    Chase Miller
    The Smell of Summer – A Boutique Lifestyle Blog

  • Sweet potato is the best! I might give this one a try… I bet even Michael would eat it!

  • thanks for this! i’ve been trying to find a sweet potato chip recipe, and i’ll have to give this one a try!

    kate x

  • Sweet potato fries are my favorite, and I’m totally going to try sweet potato chips! Fabulous idea!


  • Yum! You can also make sweet potato chips in the microwave (I’m sure they’re slightly better in oil – but seriously check out this recipe that I’ve used http://www.rachelcooks.com/2013/01/16/sweet-potato-chips-in-the-microwave/)

  • These look EPIC. Definitely trying them if I can get over my fear of the oil burning me! ^_~

  • My mom loves making caramelized sweet potato chips. I’ll recommend this recipe to her. They look yummy 🙂

  • I just made these the other day and instead of frying I baked them for 30 min at 400′. They were great!

  • Yummy! I love homemade chips!

    – Sara

  • Can’t wait to make some of these! Sweet potatoes are delicious.

  • Mmmm drooollling…these look so good! And as always, beautiful photos. 😀

  • these look fantastic!


  • Ohhhh, interesting. I make sweet potato wedges but this is an interesting idea, might just have to give them a bash.Rx


  • they look yummy great job 🙂


  • SO yummy and easy to make <3 One of my favorite recipes 😉


  • I love sweet potato chips, I’ve never made them myself, maybe I should try


  • Would love to try make some of these, I’ve always wanted.

    Carina xx

  • Oh yum! I will have to try this! Sweet potatoes are the best. So fun!

    Juliette Laura

  • Amazing post!


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  • Mmm that’s an amazing idea!
    At first sight I thought they where bananas ahahha
    anyway I think they should be delicious too!

    Xxx Carolina


  • I didn’t know what a Mandoline was till now and I want one. I have been just using a knife and I cant ever get them thin enough or consistent. Double check the link you put up though cause for some reason it’s not working when I click it- I had to put it into google search (could just be from my end though).

  • sweet potato is my favourite! need to try!

    – Janine

  • Im gonna try..Thank you!!!


  • Yum! I can’t wait to try these x


  • I make these all the time, but add less salt and dust with a generous portion of freshly grated parmesan. The parmesan takes it to another level. Definitely my favorite snack. 🙂

  • These look absolutely delicious and so simple to make!


  • Sweet potatoes are a fave of mine for sure!! These look so yummy!

    Lulu xx


  • Please could you post some healthier recipes that don’t involve deep frying in oil! Would love to hear you share about your healthy eating tips, really enjoyed your fitness story Emma.

  • Super yum, they look so good!


  • I just added Mandoline onto my list of kitchen buys.

  • Sweet potato fries and chips are our go-to side dish ^^ We usually marinate them with freshly chopped rosemary (homegrown), chili powder, sea salt, black pepper and olive oil and bake them in the oven. Super tasty. I wish we had different kinds of sweet potatoes, too. We only get the “normal” ones since they aren’t that popular over here.

  • Totally pinning and totally trying. Thank you ladies!! 🙂

  • Perfect alternative to fried chips!


  • i never thought to make chips! i do french fries all the time (sweet potato and regular), but never chips! yum, thanks!

  • I made these a couple days ago! I fried them in coconut oil and sprinkled on a little cayenne pepper and they were soooo good – sweet and spicy. 🙂

  • They make me craving potato chips right now. Easy to make and look soooo yummy! Great job!!

  • Oh these look so good and simple to make!


  • i love anything and everything sweet potato, i’m gonna have to try this!

  • Oh my! These both look and sound amazing! xxx


  • Sweet potatoe chips are my favorite!

    Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering

  • They look simply fantastic…and are vegan as well!
    Good job!

    Greetings from Europe,

    Birdy and Bambi

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