If you follow me on social media, then you already know I’m giving away one ProCook Mandolin to a lucky reader this week. But I wanted to get the word out even further, so for today’s post I am showing off a mandolin creations:
Baked BBQ Sweet Potato Chips.
I’m not sure if there is a better food than sweet potatoes. There are just so many ways to eat them: sweet potato fries, mashed sweet potato, stuffed sweet potato, casseroles, puddings, soups, burritos….what am I forgetting?
As I kid I was not a fan. Every year at Thanksgiving we would have a sweet potato casserole. I would eat the candied walnuts or hazelnuts on top, careful to keep the mashed sweet potatoes out of my mouth – saving those for the garbage disposal. The rest of the year I remained unexposed and it wasn’t until I was older that I gave sweet potatoes another try. And despite my TERRIBLE memory, I actually remember the first time I branched out from the Thanksgiving casserole I had grown to despise. It was my 21st birthday and I was visiting my sister in Missoula, Montana. She took me out to a bar that “had the best sweet potato fries”. Sweet potato fries? Why ruin a good thing with those yellow sweet spuds? But hey, I was turning 21 and feeling…open-minded…so I gave them a try. My sister was right, they did have the best sweet potato fries.
Thus began my love affair with the sweet potato. In the decade since I have tried and loved sweet potatoes in nearly every form and it was no surprise at all that minutes after my pictures were taken half these chips were gone .
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 -2 tbsp BBQ seasoning mix (recipe follows)
- makes about 2/3 cup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Store in an airtight container.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
- Slice sweet potatoes as thinly as possible. I used a mandolin set on 3mm.
- Toss potatoes in olive oil and BBQ seasoning mix until well coated.
- Place on parchment lined baking sheets in a single layer.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping once half way through, until cooked all the way through.
- Let cool completely before devouring.
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