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Monday, December 12, 2011

Japanese Sweet Potato Chips

A quick post of a yummy snack that I can't seem to get enough of...
My husband like plantain chips and I have to go out and buy the green plantains the day I make them othewise I end up putting it off and before you know it the plantains are ripe and then I have to make a sweet dish with them. Either way they are good!

Anyway the last time I made plantain chips I had Japaneses sweet potato left from another dish...since I already had my mandolin out, I sliced it up and fried the sweet potato too...

...and I liked it better! So now, I often get the Japanese sweet potato just for making.
chips! Boniato - Cuban sweet potato works good in chips too. The texture is drier than an orange regular sweet potato....

...which makes them crisp up nicely. I love crispy potatoes!!

I don't have a deep frier so I use what I do have, a wok and shallow pan fry them.

You have to make them in batches so they won't stick together, then place them on some paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with sea salt or season salt. I supposed you could add some cinnamon, but I love them with just a pinch of salt!

A word of caution, BEWARE they are addictive!!!


  1. I ave never heard to these before; They looks crispy good; would love taste.

  2. Yum-now I will be on the lookout for a japanese sweet potato! I have had US sweet potato fries and I do enjoy those, but the japanese veggie may be even better-yum!

  3. All right - just added plantains to my shopping list. Way too convincing.

  4. These must be so crispy good! Addictive they are.

  5. Wow ! Never thought of frying them before.But I could imagine the taste and no wonder you are hooked to it :-)

  6. Hi Lyndsey, I love sweet potatoes and these look so crispy makes me want to make it right now.
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  7. I've never tried Japanese sweet potatoes...I'll be on the lookout for them.

  8. ooh japanese sweet potatoes! they look like regular potatoes, do they taste sweet? I think I might have had them before back home but have never taken notice!

  9. Rita - they are so good!

    Tina - hope you can find some

    Claudia - love plantains fried and ripe in desserts!

    tigerfis - you know!!!

    Namitha - yes, they fry uo so nicely!

    Ann - I will be sure to check it out

    Bo - I get them at the Asian market right by my house!

    Shu Han - they tast like sweet potatoes but maybe a little creamier, they are good.

    Aarthi - thanks!

  10. I know these will be very addictive as are regular potato chips! I have not seen Japanese sweet potatoes here but I am sure the regular sweet potatoes would work as well.

  11. Great snack! Like your husband, I like plantain chips so I'm looking forward to giving these sweet potato crisps a try too :)

  12. i have never done sweet potatoes this way, thanks for sharing!

  13. Errrrr.....have lost the first comment! We have this everywhere in Malaysia and pretty cheap too but have never tried making my own. Glad that you're giving it a try. They look really crispy.
    I'll be back on this Sunday. Hopefully, will be able to catch up you all soon. Chao!

  14. Yummm...yummm, love those addictive sweet potato chips, so perfectly sliced thin and fried crispy!
    My favorite type of homemade treat!


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