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Big Black Dog: Sweet Potato Chips with Garlic and Lime

November 17, 2009

Sweet Potato Chips with Garlic and Lime


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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19 Comments:

Blogger girlichef said...

I love sweet potato chips...add garlic and lime and I'd be in heaven! Delicious :D

November 17, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Never had those Michelle, they look fabulous!

November 17, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger susan said...

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!

November 17, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

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

November 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

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

November 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Lori E said...

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.

November 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

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!!

November 17, 2009 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Fresh Local and Best said...

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!

November 17, 2009 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger The Quintessential Magpie said...

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 :-)

November 17, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Carol at Serendipity said...

These look fabulous! Certainly great ingredients!

Carol

November 17, 2009 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

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

November 17, 2009 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

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?

November 17, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Debinhawaii said...

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!

November 18, 2009 at 3:03 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

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 :D

November 18, 2009 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Karine said...

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

November 18, 2009 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

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

November 18, 2009 at 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

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

November 19, 2009 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

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

November 19, 2009 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Sweet and Savory said...

So delicious. A great idea.

November 22, 2009 at 12:25 PM  

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