Sweet Potato Chips with Garlic and Lime

by Michelle on November 17, 2009

I am so developing a taste for lime!

A few days ago I was at my market and limes were on sale 10@$1 and I bought twenty limes. The man next to me bought sixty! And when he looked up he said “we like Margaritas”! LOL! I had no idea what I was going to do with twenty limes but slowly the little green gems are disappearing one by one.

Any ways, a few weeks ago I posted a Mexican Rice recipe served with a squeeze of lime and it was just so darn good! I liked the Mexican Rice but just a little squeeze of lime sent the rice from good to outstanding very quickly. Consequently, I’ve been giving a little squeeze of lime to many of my dishes and loving the results.

When I decided to try the Sweet Potato Chips I had every intention of following the recipe. But one thing leads to another and after one taste of the Sweet Potato Chips with Garlic and there I was squeezing a little lime over the top. OH MY…lime just takes food to an entirely different level. The bright, neon-like color of the Sweet Potato Chips would add a splash of color to any meal.

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Sweet Potato Chips with Garlic and Lime
Recipe adapted from Giada de Laurentiis

2 large sweet potatoes
1 garlic clove, pressed through a garlic press
1 teaspoon very finely minced fresh rosemary leaves (I skipped)
2 tablespoons salt (I used Kosher salt)

My addition: 1 fresh lime cut into wedges

Special Equipment: V-slicer or Mandoline and a Deep Fryer

A few hours before you plan on making this recipe. In a small bowl combine the garlic and salt and mix well. Set aside until the salt and garlic is completely dry. If it’s not dry enough the salt will clump up on the chips.

Heat up the Deep Fryer.

Peel the sweet potatoes. Trim 1-inch off the end of each sweet potato. Using the V-slicer or mandoline, slice the sweet potatoes into very thin slices, about 1/8-inch thick.

When the oil is hot add about a quarter of the sweet potato slices. Let fry until golden and the bubbling has almost completely subsided, about 2 to 3 minutes. Using a mesh sieve or slotted spoon remove the chips to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with some of the garlic and salt mixture. Continue with the remaining sweet potatoes.

Transfer to a serving plate and serve with wedges of lime which are squeezed over the Sweet Potato Chips. ENJOY!

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  • girlichef November 17, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I love sweet potato chips…add garlic and lime and I’d be in heaven! Delicious 😀

  • Amanda November 17, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Never had those Michelle, they look fabulous!

  • susan November 17, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Michelle- I love lime and got started drinking it in my hot tea in Mexico. I have been wanting to try sweet potato chips. I will give this a try!

  • Tracy November 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Yum! I’ve got to get a mandolin!! :-)

  • Maria November 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I love sweet potatoes. I have made chips before, but now with garlic and lime. Yum!

  • Lori E November 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I use a lot of limes however here they cost 59 cents each. Yup.
    I still buy them because nothing tastes as fresh when squeezed over a dish. It is like a brand new dish.

  • Kat November 17, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I’ve never had sweet potato chips. Sounds good. But, it did remind me that I forgot to buy sweet potatoes for our Thanksgiving dinner!!

  • Fresh Local and Best November 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I agree lime does take dishes to an entirely new level. What a great deal that was – I would be buying up a bunch too!

  • The Quintessential Magpie November 17, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    It’s official! Mr. Magpie and I are moving in with you, Michelle! Oh, I love sweet potatoes… chips, fries, baked! I can no longer have white potatoes so I’ve learned to love these red beauties, and with a recipe like that, I’m just going to pitch a tent on your lawn! 😉

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  • Carol at Serendipity November 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    These look fabulous! Certainly great ingredients!

    Carol

  • Pam November 17, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I always have limes in my fridge. They are perfect to squeeze on so many things (and I agree with the man – margaritas!).

  • Danielle November 18, 2009 at 1:30 am

    I just discovered recently that I like sweet potato fries…so I know these will be way yummy! of course with garlic you can’t go wrong, right?

  • Debinhawaii November 18, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I couldn’t live without having limes around the house, it’s one of my favorite ingredients. Your chips are perfect–they look like they belong in a magazine!

  • Joanne November 18, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I love sweet potatoes in all of their many forms, and chips are one of them! The lime sounds like the perfect addition to them.

    And I like margaritas 😀

  • Karine November 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    amazing way to cook with sweet potatoes. It sounds delicious :)

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies November 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    10 for a dollar!?!?!?!
    They are 2 for a dollar here, sometimes more.
    I would stock up too.
    Love the chips, great idea!

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction November 20, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Yum! I love lime – one of my favorite flavors. These potato chips look absolutely divine.

  • Kim November 20, 2009 at 1:54 am

    wow – the sweet potato chips look so vibrant. I bet they are a real treat!!

  • Sweet and Savory November 22, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    So delicious. A great idea.

  • Tracy July 28, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Nom! I love sweet potatoes in all forms, and these look like the perfect snack!

  • Maria July 28, 2010 at 9:11 am

    My kind of chips!

  • Jenny Flake July 28, 2010 at 9:43 am

    MMMMM! I could eat the entire plate of those gorgeous chips!! Great recipe!

  • Jen @ How To: Simplify July 28, 2010 at 11:27 am

    This is a great recipe! I love sweet potato chips and fries. Yum!

  • Kayte July 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Gorgeous, both the food and that wonderful dish the food rests upon. Lime is a hit with me as well, anything citrus reigns supreme! Lovely, lovely, lovely.

  • Cookin' Canuck July 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Squeezing a little lime over top of these is a great idea! I’ll bet it really brightens the flavor of the sweet potato.

  • Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker July 31, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Loved these sweet potato chips with a twist!

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