The Startup Cook - Sweet Potato Chips

Sunday is Treat Yourself Day. It is only fair. You have an entire week ahead of you and before that you do need some self indulgence. I say get ready to kick Monday’s rear end with a plate of delicious Sweet Potato Chips. 

This simple dish is too good to be true. I mean really. It is only a matter of slicing and chucking those chips in to a hot oven. The only concern here is the quantity - it’s only sufficient for one hungry person. If there are more mouths to feed, double up on the portion. 

Because once you pop… you really can’t stop… 


2 sweet potatoes 
2 tbs of olive oil 


Preheat oven to 180 Celsius. Prepare a baking tray and set it aside. 

Wash, peel and slice the potatoes in to thick chips, and place it in a bowl. 

Add a teaspoon of paprika, half a teaspoon of salt, a dash of pepper to the chips, a tablespoon of oil, stir and set it aside for a few minutes. 

Place the chips on to the prepared tray. Drizzle the remaining oil over the chips and place the tray in the oven. 

Bake for 30 - 40 minutes. (Rotate once in between) 

Once the chips are baked, take it out of the oven. 

While it’s cooling, remove each chip from the tray and place it on a dish. 

Eat while it’s warm. 

Disasters, Warnings and Tips 

Once you go baked sweet potatoes, you won’t look back. 

If you’re using baking paper like I did, it’s important to remove the chips out of it as soon as it’s baked, as it tends to stick on the paper. 

This was made before I developed an ulcer. 

Slicing the sweet potato is the most tedious task here. 

Get your regular exercise people - being sick isn’t worth anything. 

TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHS by Shazzana Hamid


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