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SWEET & SPICY SWEET POTATOE CHIPS

INGREDIENTS:

1/8 slices sweet potatoe 

1/2-1 tbsp franks red hot sauce (ORIGINAL flavour: Franks Red Hot Original)

1/2 freshly squeezed lemon (about 2-3 tbsps)

1/2 tsp garlic powder (not salted)

1/8 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp kosher salt (more if you prefer if even more salty)

Dehydrate for 6-8 hrs (depending on the size of your dehydrator you may want to only cut half of your slices..dehydrate..then once done…cut the next lot. Sweet potatoe does not turn brown much or to quickly like white potatoe..but they do wilt..so best to only cut so much and you can do 2 batches of liquid/mix)

First: I cut the peel off of my sweet potatoe. A carrot peeler works awesome!!!

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Next place your peeled sweet potatoe onto your Norpro Mandoline Slicer or slicer of choice.

Mandolin Slicer

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(I brought it where the slicer can be it’s thinnest cut-pretty close to 1/8 or bit less.) If you cut them thicker I’m not sure if they will crisp up as nicely….maybe it will..it may just need MORE TIME. I haven’t experienced/tested that.

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Then make up your sauce/liquid mix

I used a very large sweet potatoe..so I had to dehydrate it in 2 batches..and also doubled my liquid mixture recipe. I seriously need the extra trays for my dehydrator. Extra Dehydrator Trays

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Then take each slice and slightly dip into the mix and massage into the slices. Best to do each slice individually so the ingredients are distributed well and not to saturated.

Don’t overdo the olive oil …your chips will turn out to greesy. SO depending on your size of sweet potatoe..you may need to lessen it …sometimes I go from 1/8 cup to 1/4. Depends. Though you can always dab off the excess oil…they still crisp up well.

Now add it to your dehydrator. I use…the “Nesco American Harvest 5-Tray”

Nesco American Harvest 5-Tray Dehydrator

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Now the slices are added …HEY looks like a FLOWER!!!!! 🙂

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Here they are after about 4 hrs..shrinking, shrinking ..hahah

They look crispy..but still chewy.

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And now they are done..after 8 hrs

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Nice and thin and seriously crispy!!!! 

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Hey LOOK….one dried into a HEART…awwwwwww… 🙂

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The best way to check if they are done: somewhere between 6-8 hrs grab 2 or 3 of them and let them cool down for about 10 mins. Bite into them see if they are crispy (like potato chips ~ when warm they remain slightly chewy still). If still slightly chewy, you may need to put it on for longer. Just test it every now and then because you may have sliced them a bit thicker than 1/8 .

Like all of my CHIP recipes…when chips are ready…let them cool down before sealing into a container. You will notice even after 8 hrs..when you first grab the sweet potatie chip..it will seem somewhat movable/soft…after about 10-15 mins or so…they WILL become very CRISPY. But if you can’t wait and want to eat it slightly warm..it will be a WEE chewy.

Place into a sealed container…(I tend to use a glass dish with a lid. More or 
less along the lines of this: (Glass Bakeware Dish). Add some (uncooked rice at the bottom of the dish) it will prevent moisture from going back into your chips. BUT don’t toss that rice out…it is UNCOOKED…you can always cook up that rice for a meal…hahah)

Every dehydrator is different, so it is best to follow the directions that come
with yours.

You can find more CHIP recipes here: (Homemade Chips)


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