Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Vegetable oil, for frying

3 sweet potatoes

2 teaspoons garlic salt 

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 

1 teaspoon paprika 

1 teaspoon chipotle powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 


Special equipment:
a mandoline (optional); a deep-frying thermometer
  1. In a heavy Dutch oven, heat 3 to 4 inches of oil to 320 degrees F (use a thermometer to keep the temp right!).
  2. Trim the tops off the sweet potatoes and finely slice into rounds using a mandoline or knife. Pat them dry with kitchen paper.
  3. Mix together the garlic salt, black pepper, paprika, chipotle, cayenne and kosher salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Lower a batch of potatoes into the oil with a spatula. Cook, stirring frequently, until crispy, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon or spider to a baking sheet lined with parchment. Sprinkle on some of the spice mix. Cook the remaining batch.