Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 3 Min
Serves:  4 servings


  • Peanut or vegetable oil, for frying (peanut oil is best)
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, or as desired
  • 2 sweet potatoes, washed, scrubbed, and dried





Step 1:


Special equipment: deep-fry thermometer, mandoline slicer


Step 2:


Pour oil to a depth of 4 inches in a heavy-bottomed pot and heat over medium-high

heat to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.


Step 3:


Mix the salt, sugar, chili powder and cayenne in a small bowl and set aside. Very

thinly slice the sweet potatoes on a mandoline slicer and carefully drop into the hot oil

in batches, being careful to not overcrowd the pan.


Step 4:


Deep-fry until golden around edges, 45 seconds to 1 minute, and transfer to a lined baking sheet.



Step 5:


Sprinkle the chips with seasoning while they are still hot and let cool to crisp.


Step 6:


Remove the chips from the baking sheet to a serving bowl and eat immediately while still crunchy!