Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Peanut or vegetable oil , for frying ( peanut oil is best)

  2. 3 tablespoons kosher salt

  3. 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

  4. 1 tablespoon chili powder

  5. Pinch cayenne pepper , or as desired

  6. 2 sweet potatoes, washed, scrubbed, and dried

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Special equipment: deep-fry thermometer, mandoline slicer Pour oil to a depth of 4 inches in a heavy-bottomed pot and heat over medium-high heat to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.

  2. Mix the salt, sugar, chili powder and cayenne in a small bowl and set aside. Very thinly slice the sweet potatoes on a mandoline slicer and carefully drop into the hot oil in batches, being careful to not overcrowd the pan. Deep-fry until golden around edges, 45 seconds to 1 minute, and transfer to a lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the chips with seasoning while they are still hot and let cool to crisp. Remove the chips from the baking sheet to a serving bowl and eat immediately while still crunchy!


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