Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chips


by Jul 19th, 2011 // Appetizers, Gluten Free, Sides, Snacks

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chips

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Chips

You know what’s weird about not eating gluten? When foods you buy somehow shove it in, when it’s totally not necessary. Like when a company processes a seemingly gluten-free food in a wheat-covered machine, or they just can’t swear there’s not gluten inside. As if a piece of gluten is lurking about in conference room after all the lights are out, and just might have managed to sneak into the industrial ovens when everyone went home for the night.

So needless to say, I’ve had to say goodbye to many a snack food and instead increasingly rely on my own kitchen in the quest for g-free junk snacks. And now I’m making my own potato chips thanks to Tasty Yummies’ incredibly easy instructions on how to make gluten-free sweet potato chips.

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Chips

I knew this would be a hit with the kid, since we usually don’t let her eat potato chips at all. Of course when you’re using the mandoline to cut (use #2 setting if your mandoline looks like this), you need to keep the small hands away. I would recommend not allowing your child to use a mandoline until say, age 25. That sucker is sharp, people.

Gluten Free Sweet Potato ChipsGluten Free Sweet Potato Chips

Once you’ve sliced your sweet potato into a bowl, be generous with the salt and pepper. My daughter loved mixing the oil and spices all together, it made her feel like a real chef. It helped that she honestly couldn’t believe I was actually going to let her eat potato chips. Which makes me wonder if we don’t need to relax the rules at our house just a little bit. When your child is hysterical over sweet potato chips, perhaps there’s some room for Frito Chili Pie.

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Chips

I resisted the urge to throw them into my deep fat fryer, and instead baked these suckers. I added paprika at the end, so I can pretend I’m eating Lay’s BBQ chips, which I miss every day. Stupid gluten. Eat these fast everybody, as the crispy factor is less impressive the longer they sit out.

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chips
Adapted from Tasty Yummies
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes

1 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed well or peeled, sliced about 1/8 inch thick (#2 setting on a mandoline)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
lime wedges for serving
fresh chopped cilantro for serving

1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
2. Use a mandoline to slice potatoes into a large bowl.
3. Add olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss gently to evenly coat.
4. Place the potato slices in a single layer between the two pans. Sprinkle with paprika, or any other flavor you think will be delicious.
5. Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes until the potato slices are golden brown, crisp and cooked thoroughly, turning a couple of times to crisp evenly.
5. Sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper a squeeze of lime juice and the chopped cilantro just before serving.

Makes: 4 servings



8 Comments on “Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chips”

  1. 1.) sippitysup
    July 21st, 2011

    Really, really, REALLY tempting. GREG

  2. 2.) K M
    July 21st, 2011

    Those look fantastic. But, have you tried Kettle Brand chips. I’m slightly addicted to the Honey Dejon right now, but they are GF!

  3. 3.) April the Gluten Free Girl
    July 21st, 2011

    KM, I love the Kettle chips, but I feel guilty eating them in mass quantities. Which is EXACTLY how I wind up eating them :)

  4. 4.) Heidi @ Food Doodles
    July 21st, 2011

    Love these! My hubby will go crazy for these, and the flavoring options are endless. Awesome :D Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5.) Newly Gluten Free Kelly
    August 10th, 2011

    Thank you so so so so so so much for giving some gluten free options. I am always looking at recipes and thinking of how to make them gluten free!

  6. 6.) Heather Jacobsen
    September 4th, 2011

    This look awesome! They’ll make a perfect labor day accompaniment to our burgers (tomorrow)!

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    September 5th, 2011

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