Fried Yam Chips
Thin, crispy fried sweet potato chips. Serve them savory with a sprinkling of sea salt, or sweet with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.
4 medium yams or sweet potatoes
Salt to taste
Solid vegetable shortening for frying
Sea salt for sprinkling (optional)
Cinnamon sugar mixture (optional)
- Peel yams and cut crosswise into very thin slices. Cover with water and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove sliced yams from refrigerator; drain and dry on paper towels.
- 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.
- Sprinkle chips with sea salt or cinnamon sugar, as desired.
Makes 8 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.