Orange Sweet Potato Baked Chips with Thyme

Sweet potatoes and yams: True sweet potatoes are tuberous vegetables with light to deep-red skins and pale yellow to orange flesh. The term yam is also incorrectly applied to sweet potatoes in US, most often when referring to the darker-skinned, orange-fleshed variety. In fact, true yams are a very large tuberous vegetable eaten in Africa and the Caribbean.

Sweet potatoes contain more beta-carotene than carrots plus vitamin C and fiber. In contrast, true yams have no beta-carotene.

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  • 1 medium sweet potato (about 8 ounces), scrubbed 
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil 
  • 1 tsp orange zest 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • freshly ground pepper 
  • 1 tsp thyme 
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Heat the oven to 325°F and arrange a rack in the middle.

Slice the sweet potato into very thin rounds using a mandoline slicer.

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Mix together olive oil and orange zest in a small bowl. Brush two baking sheets with half of oil mixture. Place potato slices on sheets in a single layer and brush tops with remaining oil. Sprinkle with thyme, salt and freshly ground pepper. For one medium sweet potato you will need two-three baking sheets.

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Bake one sheet at a time until the edges of the chips curl up, the centers are just golden brown, and the tops are dry to the touch, about 20 minutes. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and let the chips cool until crisp, about 3 minutes. Using your hands, carefully transfer the chips to a serving dish. Repeat with the second sheet.

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Ambika said...
March 25, 2012 at 9:44 PM  

Yum! These chips look delicious! Love the addition of thyme..

Pola M said...
March 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM  

These chips must be a great snack! i have to try it!

Gretchen said...
March 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM  

Beautiful photos :) I like that they are baked instead of fried.

Yelena said...
March 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM  

Thank you, thank you! I love these photos, and chips...hmm....I did not eat them much, kids finished them first-)))

Sunshine And Smile said...
March 26, 2012 at 2:05 AM  

These chips looks so gorgeous that I just couldn't stop pinning :)

Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) said...
March 26, 2012 at 3:57 AM  

stunning photography!!!

saw these on FG.


Jane and Lorraine said...
March 26, 2012 at 10:55 AM  

These look amazing and delicious!

Misbah said...
March 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM  

the chips look so delicious and once again love your photos

Anonymous said...
March 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM  

Bookmarked these! Gotta try them - they look fabulous!

Anonymous said...
March 26, 2012 at 7:55 PM  

Beautiful photos and colors, delicious recipe!

Anonymous said...
March 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM  

Your chips came out so beautifully! They tend to burn when I try it. Maybe I need to use more olive oil? And maybe baking at 325 helps! I love the addition of the orange zest!

Yelena said...
March 27, 2012 at 5:01 PM  

Dear thehungryartist, dont use more olive oil. Try to bake at 300F, but they need to bake a little longer, I say about 35 min.

Rachel said...
March 28, 2012 at 3:14 AM  

Gorgeous photography, and these look heavenly. I'd probably eat the whole batch. They look wonderful.
-Rachel @

Rhonda said...
March 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM  

So here is the recipe with the photo that was mag-ni-ficant! Delicious looking.

Yelena said...
March 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM  

Thank you Rhonda, for your kind words!

Peggy said...
March 30, 2012 at 5:03 PM  

These chips look delicious!

Ben said...
March 31, 2012 at 12:09 PM  

Beautiful and delicious!

Ben said...
April 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM  
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SonyaR said...
May 5, 2012 at 1:08 AM  

These are REALLY good!

breanna said...
June 8, 2012 at 12:21 PM  

those look absolutely magical!

I've linked to your post here:

Gwen said...
June 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM  

I love sweet potato fries and am so glad you posted this recipe. This will be our families new fav snack I'm sure.

Austen Jameson said...
September 3, 2012 at 9:37 AM  

Wow, these chips looks so beautiful, just too beautiful to eat. Ehhh... no! I want them, now!!!

rana tonga said...
September 9, 2012 at 3:02 AM  

Now that was a really healthy dialogue right there. Gets your blood pumping really fast and strong. Thanks a lot for sharing this with us. forex

Gabrielle said...
October 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM  

Amazing photos of your food!! Any idea what the shelf life is on these babies?

Yelena said...
October 13, 2012 at 8:29 PM  

Gabrielle, I have no idea what the shelf life is, we never had them longer then 15 minutes-))

Laura Dembowski said...
October 15, 2012 at 3:17 PM  

I love sweet potatoes and this is such a great and unique way to use them. Healthy potato chips, who knew?

Tamara said...
October 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM  

love this idea, will try as soon as possible

hazel Blossom said...
February 21, 2013 at 12:48 AM  

I like sweet potato and recipe is good. thanks for sharing.definition writing

Doris Eudora said...
February 21, 2013 at 12:54 AM  

I love sweet potato. and unique recipe is good and Healthy potato chips.thanks.custom logo by LDM

Sian Whitehall said...
August 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM  

All I can say is - Yum!

Shibi Thomas said...
October 29, 2013 at 1:15 PM  

Loved the hint of orange zest in these chips!!! Very appealing, will try it soon!!

Em Brady said...
November 25, 2013 at 1:03 PM  

Can they be made a day ahead of serving and remain crispy? Thank you!

Yelena Strokin said...
November 25, 2013 at 1:17 PM  

Em Brady, I really can not tell, they never stay that long in our house-))) If you try, let me know please-))

Sharon Kohring said...
December 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM  

Has anyone else made them ahead? I want to make them one day before serving.

glo said...
January 23, 2014 at 6:49 AM  

i want to make these but i was wondering if cinnamon would be good on these..they look wonderful..i must try them

Yelena Strokin said...
January 23, 2014 at 8:20 AM  

Glo, I think cinnamon would be fantastic addition to sweet potato chips! Can not wait to see your pictures-)

Patty said...
April 9, 2014 at 9:19 PM  

I just made this today, yum! Any chance do you know the calories?

Jolene said...
May 2, 2014 at 2:17 PM  

What kind of mandoline did you use? I can't get mine to cut sweet potatoes. Thank You

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