First lesson I learned making my own potato chips is that I really need to invest in a mandolin slicer. How do I not have a mandolin?? (Any recs are appreciated!) Second thing I learned is that chip making might be my new hobby! So fun! So easy! So many ways to flavor! These easy chips will go with basically any summer meal or any meal or any empty hand seeking snacks! Here you go.
WHAT YOU NEED
* 1 large sweet potato
* BBQ seasoning or rub spice mix (use your favorite or your own go-to blend–I like Trader Joe’s Coffee BBQ Rub)
* vegetable oil
WHAT TO DO
Wash and dry your sweet potato, leaving the skin on, then cut off the dry nubby ends.
Preferably using a mandolin slicer (or the slicer side of a stand grater, or as a last resort, a sharp knife), slice the whole thing up into even slices. Pat these dry with a paper towel. Then do it again.
Place the slices in a bowl and toss with a generous amount of your BBQ seasoning.
Heat 2 inches-depth-worth of vegetable oil in a deep pot over medium-high heat.
Working in batches, so that they don’t stick together or crowd the pot, fry your potato chips for 3 minutes.
Remove from the pot to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Sprinkle again with BBQ seasoning and transfer to a serving bowl.
Don’t forget to lick those fingers clean!