Skinny Sweet Potato Chips

sweet potato chips

My daughter-in-law has given us the nickname, “the condiment family.”   And now that I think about it, she may be right.  We love to dip.  Not the nasty kind of dip that rots out your lower lip.  We’re talking about various mustards, ketchup, ranch dressing, sweet and sour sauce, salsa, etc.

But we’re stumped. Can you help?  My friend, Joan, recently put us on to  frozen sweet potato fries sold at Costco.  They are scrumptious.  However, we can’t figure out what condiment goes with them.  We’ve tried several things but so far we don’t have a winner. Please leave your suggestion in the comments.

UPDATE: Since I originally published this post, I have discovered a good dip.  Click here to read about it.

Now about those sweet potato fries–they are good and easy but if you would rather have half the calories for just a little more effort, these chips are delicious. They require attention in the oven as some will cook more quickly than others. I’m thinking whatever condiment is good with the fries would be good with these chips also.

slicing raw sweet potatoes

You need to mandolin to slice potatoes this thinly.

See how thin those slices are?  You need a mandolin to do this easily.  The one pictured here is inexpensive, small, easy to store, and goes in the dishwasher.   You can spend a lot more money but this one works fine for me.  If you don’t get the potatoes sliced thin enough, they won’t get crispy. Of course, you can try with a sharp knife.  A food processor with the right attachment would also work.

Skinny Sweet Potato Chips
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 2
 
Homemade sweet potato chips baked in the oven
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon olive or canola oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or use a silicone baking sheet (my choice) or parchment paper. Slice the sweet potatoes into very thin slices.
  2. In a large bowl, toss potato slices with oil and salt to coat lightly. Lay the slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn over each chip and bake for 5 minutes more or until chips are crisp. Watch carefully at the end so they don't burn.

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Nutrition Stats based on 2 servings:

  • Calories 71
  • Fat 2.3
  • Sodium 98 mg
  • Carbohydrates 11.8 g
  • Fiber 1.9 g
  • Protein 1.1 g

 

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Courtney May 10, 2016 at 11:07 am

CURRY KETCHUP! I’m telling you. This with sweet potato is the bomb diggity.

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Sarah September 4, 2014 at 1:10 am

Hi Paula, I love sweet potato chips and most of the time I have them with a garlic aoli ..! It’s so nice!
(saying that, I love anything garlic lol)

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Sue King July 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

Here in Nova Scotia, curry mayonnaise is served with sweet potato fries. I’m trying these chips tonight! Thanks!

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Paula July 19, 2013 at 6:50 am

Hi Sue,
I’m assuming you just add a little bit of curry to some mayonnaise. Sounds really good. Must try. Thanks for sharing.

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Sue King July 19, 2013 at 7:04 am

Yes, add curry to your taste. I use fat free mayo myself.

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Sherry July 16, 2013 at 7:25 am

I absolutly love this dip for sweet potato fries.
1/4 cup of light or low fat mayonaise
1/4 cup of sour cream (love Daisy Light)
1 to 2 TBS’s (to taste) Valentina Mexican hot sauce
mix well,
Then mix in juice of one half a lime.

This quick to make, spicy, creamy refreshing dip is perfect with sweet potatoes!

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Paula July 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

Sherry,
Love the sound of your dip recipe. Can’t wait to try it out.

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Jen October 2, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I found your blog through pinterest.
I like BBQ sauce with my sweet potatoes.

We recently went to a restaurant that served sweet potato fries, they had “marshmallow fluff” as the fries dipping sauce, I did NOT like it.

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Paula October 4, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Jen,
BBQ sauce? I know my husband would go for that. I agree with you on the marshmallow fluff.

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Sally August 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Sprinkle chips “gently” with cayenne pepper after the oil and before cooking…believe munchers will like the smoky heat n sweet crunch regardless of the dip served.

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Paula August 7, 2012 at 7:44 am

Sally,
This sounds fantastic! Must try soon.

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Tammy May 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

An even easier way – and with fewer calories — Bed, Bath and Beyond sells a silicone rack and mandolin for around twenty dollars (less with coupon!) and all you have to do is put it in the microwave for a few minutes. No oil necessary, and no burning. Works with other potatoes and some fruit (apples, pears).

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Erin Bliss April 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

Hungry Girl has a great sweet potato fries recipe that is low in calories and high in flavor. One or two good size sweet potatoes makes a lot! Plus it’s super simple since she doesn’t do a lot of steps.
I’ve also found that if you’re fairly careful you can even lower the use of oil/spray to reduce calories further.

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Paula April 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Erin,
Thanks for the tip. I will check it out.

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Bre March 23, 2012 at 9:59 am

My favorite dip for sweet potato fries is Greek yogurt or light sour cream mixed with a little lime juice and chili powder. Perfect complement for the flavors.

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Caitlin March 11, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I was just curious as to what the serving size is for these chips (since you indicated that the nutrition facts are for 2 servings)? I am hoping to make these chips for my health class’s final project 🙂

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reistarr March 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm

wasabi ketchup! a favorite bar of mine serves sweet potato fries with wasabi ketchup and they are awesome! Just mix a little premade wasabi paste (found in asian grocery stores) with some ketchup until you get your preferred level of zing! I suppose you could sub regular prepared jarred horseradish, if you can’t find wasabi paste.

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Paula March 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

Wasabi ketchup? Inspired! Seems like it might taste something like cocktail sauce. Can’t wait to give it a shot. pr

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Katie March 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm

*sort

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Katie March 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Some sot of lite honey mustard is the best for sweet potato chips and fries! You could add a little cinnamon sugar, too! That’s how it’s done down South. 🙂

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Darbo February 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

That’s what the dishwasher is for silly

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Darbo February 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm

have you considered using a baking rack rather than putting them directly on the baking sheet? that way they’re not sitting in the oil getting soggy on the other side. works great for fried food that you re-heat in the oven like frozen chicken nuggets or corn dogs

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Paula February 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Good suggestion Darbo. But I wouldn’t be too crazy about having to wash the rack. 🙂

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BreaLeigh November 15, 2011 at 9:10 am

I happen to like horseradish with my sweet potaote chips. I sprinkle a little cinnamon on them after I remove them from the stove. I also like a sweet hot mustard with them.

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Patty Nickolaus November 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Also, minced FRESH garlic and a little sea salt in some greek yogurt would be a nice try!

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Patty Nickolaus November 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Try making a dip with greek yogurt to which you add a tad bit of honey, agave, sorghum or powdered stevia, and a little cinnamon!!! Out of this world good!

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Danielle September 5, 2011 at 1:53 pm

A dipping sauce of greek yogurt + sweet chili sauce is the best on these!

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Paula September 5, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Danielle, That is absolutely brilliant. Will give it a try! Paula

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Carol Dueck August 30, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Recently I was in my hometown and of course was off to Costco to do a bit of shopping. They were sampling sweet potato fries with a new dressing called Roasted Garlic and Chili Aioli….I am hooked…it is scrumptious…I bought 3 bottles and now eat it on spuds , fish..in sandwiches….Its great.

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Anna Ruth June 21, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I agree with Rebecca! Honey mustard is my go-to dipping sauce for anything sweet potato. I like to sprinkle them with cayenne or chili powder before baking as well.

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Amy June 19, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Try apple butter as a dip. A local restaurant serves their sweet potato fries with apple butter…and its just so good!!

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Kate April 19, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I like a chipotle ketchup because you can have all the smokiness of a chipotle mayo with none of the greasiness. Plus, the pretty color contrast against the orange flesh of the sweet potato goes well:
1/3 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

For a sweet tooth day – what about apple sauce mixed with cinnamon, or some smooth apple butter?

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Paula April 20, 2011 at 6:25 am

Thanks Kate for taking the time to type out the recipe. Can’t wait to give it a try. Bet it’s good on other things too.

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Rebecca January 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I grew up with sweet potatoes in any form you can think of. Honey mustard goes great with sweet potatoes fries. Salsa and guacamole go better with sweet potato chips. Lastly, brown sugar and butter sauce (sage and cinnamon optional) goes well with the fries. Enjoy!

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Paula January 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I’m going to try the honey mustard first and then the butter sauce. Awesome ideas–thanks for sharing.

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Staci September 1, 2009 at 5:48 am

Susie – Great idea! Paula, if you need someone to tell you it’s a good idea and to go for it…call Mom 😉

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Susie August 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm

that does sound good. paula, maybe you could come up with some type of “sweet potato fries” dip, and sell it! even though the ingredients sound easy to you, someone like me would spend money on it because i wouldn’t want to go to the trouble of mixing stuff together. it could even be a dip under the product line named “the condiment family.” wouldn’t that be cute?

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Kimberly August 29, 2009 at 7:26 am

I find that chipotle flavored things go really well with the sweet potato fries at Costco. Sometimes I just season the fries with some powered chipotle directly. But the other way you could do it, to meet the condiment requirement :-), would be to make a spicy chipotle mayo kind of dip. Mayo is the only thing that I can think of that would not be too over-powering for the sweet potatoes. The spicy stuff works well I think because it compliments the sweetness without fighting with it. Hope that helps!

And thanks for the link to my blog about Costco!

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Romaine August 29, 2009 at 7:46 am

Kimberly, Great idea. I love mayonnaise with regular french fries. So I think the chipotle would be just the right touch. I will try it.

So excited to find your blog because I luv Costco!

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