Sweet potato chips – it’s hard to stop eating these once you start. There’s only one way to set limit to the amount of chips I eat is to cook just one or two sweet potatoes. Normally two sweet potatoes makes enough chips for two persons.
I do not often make deep-fried foods. But on these days, the temperature in Hanoi drops and people are feeling the early winter, we suddenly crave for some snack like these chips.
It is very simple to make sweet potato chips. Just peel the sweet potatoes, wash and cut into very thin slices, the thinner the slices, the crunchier the chips and the faster they are cooked. The hard work of cutting into paper-thin slices is reduced if you have a good mandoline that can adjust the thickness of the slices. In my case, I had to rely completely on my hands, it took longer time to cut. Luckily, my fiance helped me to fry them immediately after I finished cutting the batches. This way, they didn’t have time to get brown and they still kept the bright yellow color.
The better quality the sweet potatoes have, the more flavorful chips you will enjoy. I like these chips because of not only the taste but also the color and the shape. Looking at the chips’ figure, I felt as if they are art works. I am thinking of making chips with purple sweet potatoes. I guess maybe the color would make me surprised again.