Appetizers/ Vegetables

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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Ingredients: 

  • 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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Directions:

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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37 Comments

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    Ambika
    March 26, 2012 at 1:44 am

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

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    Pola M
    March 26, 2012 at 2:31 am

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

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    Gretchen
    March 26, 2012 at 3:19 am

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

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    Yelena
    March 26, 2012 at 3:23 am

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

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    Sunshine And Smile
    March 26, 2012 at 6:05 am

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

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    Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga)
    March 26, 2012 at 7:57 am

    stunning photography!!!

    saw these on FG.

    DELISH!

    http://www.averiecooks.com

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    Jane and Lorraine
    March 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    These look amazing and delicious!

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    Misbah
    March 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    the chips look so delicious and once again love your photos

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    Anonymous
    March 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Bookmarked these! Gotta try them – they look fabulous!

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    Anonymous
    March 26, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Beautiful photos and colors, delicious recipe!

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    Anonymous
    March 27, 2012 at 8:57 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!

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    Yelena
    March 27, 2012 at 9:01 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.

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    Rachel
    March 28, 2012 at 7:14 am

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

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    Rhonda
    March 30, 2012 at 12:56 am

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

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    Yelena
    March 30, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Thank you Rhonda, for your kind words!

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    Peggy
    March 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    These chips look delicious!

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    Ben
    March 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Beautiful and delicious!

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    SonyaR
    May 5, 2012 at 5:08 am

    These are REALLY good!

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    breanna
    June 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    those look absolutely magical!

    I've linked to your post here: http://dollarstoremom.com/2012/06/pinterest-picks-40/

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    Gwen
    June 28, 2012 at 2:51 am

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

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    Austen Jameson
    September 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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

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    rana tonga
    September 9, 2012 at 7:02 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

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    Gabrielle
    October 12, 2012 at 3:41 am

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

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    Yelena
    October 14, 2012 at 12:29 am

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

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    Laura Dembowski
    October 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

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

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    Tamara
    October 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    love this idea, will try as soon as possible

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    hazel Blossom
    February 21, 2013 at 5:48 am

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

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    Doris Eudora
    February 21, 2013 at 5:54 am

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

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    Sian Whitehall
    August 28, 2013 at 12:59 am

    All I can say is – Yum!

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    Shibi Thomas
    October 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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

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    Em Brady
    November 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm

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

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    melangery
    November 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm

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

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    Sharon Kohring
    December 21, 2013 at 10:06 pm

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

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    glo
    January 23, 2014 at 11:49 am

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

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    melangery
    January 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm

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

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    Patty
    April 10, 2014 at 1:19 am

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

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    Jolene
    May 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm

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

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