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Fried Yam Chips

No recipe image available.Thin, crispy fried sweet potato chips. Serve them savory with a sprinkling of sea salt, or sweet with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium yams or sweet potatoes
Salt to taste
Solid vegetable shortening for frying
Sea salt for sprinkling (optional)
Cinnamon sugar mixture (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Peel yams and cut crosswise into very thin slices. Cover with water and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove sliced yams from refrigerator; drain and dry on paper towels.
  3. Fry about one third of potatoes at a time in shortening at 365°F (185°C) for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Sprinkle chips with sea salt or cinnamon sugar, as desired.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.