Surprise – Healthy Potato Chips!

I am cheating, Beautiful People, but I have a good reason for it! These truly are healthy sweet potato chips, but they are oven-baked, and my oven went on strike. Hopefully, the situation will be remedied before Passover, with G-d’s help. Meanwhile, as we were making Tropical Salsa (see here) at the recent Lasting Joy Club get-together, I promised to post a Kosher for Passover chips recipe that could be made at home, to go with our Kosher for Passover salsa. The trick is to use only those fruit and vegetables that could be peeled (not everyone, but quite a few people follow this tradition that also goes with using only homemade food, rather than store-bought Passover packaged goods).

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Sweet potatoes are much healthier, than regular potatoes, they are delicious, and, in addition to all these benefits, they look pretty and colorful on your holiday table. I was so lucky to have found recipe identical to mine on this fabulous site https://www.aspicyperspective.com/baked-sweet-potato-chips! There are also other kinds of chips, like apple and banana chips, that could be made for Passover – explore.

I don’t have a mandolin slicer because my husband is the best slicer ever, but feel free to use any gadget you have to slice your potatoes very thin, if you want them crunchy, and peel them if you normally do that for Passover.

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  1. Sweet potato chips are my favorite, and i pray your oven is fixed very quickly.

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    1. Oh well, promised for next week, and Passoevr starts next Friday – with G-d help!

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  2. These look so appealing. I love sweet potato chips.

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    1. Thank you so much, darling; I am so glad you like it!

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  3. lifelessons says:

    Never thought to make them but I just happen to have purchased two sweet potatoes/yams (camotes in Mexico.) Perhaps I’ll give it a try. Easy to make but i really don’t need the oil..But need to try them out. I’ve had them in restaurants and they were delicious. Thanks, Dolly.

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    1. My pleasure, Judy, but yams is not the same as sweet potatoes. It is white inside, rather than orange, and it contains way more carbs. In terms of making chips, you follow the same procedure. That little drizzle of oil will not make much of a difference.

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      1. lifelessons says:

        Yes.. I know yams an sweet potatoes are not the same but don’t know which is the same as camotes. I think they call both by the same name. Definitely, the camotes you buy in the street are white.

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      2. My students have informed me that both are called “camotes,” and the white ones are yams. Enjoy!

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      3. lifelessons says:

        I baked a yam today but afraid it was pretty tasteless..I’ll try your recipe when I have more time…

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      4. Yam is tasteless, unless spiced or used in combination with other veggies. Better luck next time!

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      5. lifelessons says:

        I just had no time and wanted something fast..I did end up covering it in a veggie soup puree I’d made a few days ago, but even that didn’t flavor it up much. I ended up throwing most of it away.

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      6. That’s a shame; I would’ve frozen it for later use and then made latkes, or kugel, or pashtida; the possibilities are endless. I am sure that with your creativity, had you had time, you would’ve played with it to make is delicious!

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      7. lifelessons says:

        But you are so much more industrious when it comes to the kitchen. I’ve sort of worn out on cooking. This happened to my mother. She said, “I’ve forgotten how to cook!” Ha. I now leave all the genius in that area to you.

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      8. Nah, my grandmother was the kitchen genius; I am but a poor imitation. It’s easy to create when you go to a store, and everything IS THERE – after 40 years in this country, I am still amazed!

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      9. lifelessons says:

        Besides, Diego (dog) loved it!!!

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      10. Ah, so it did go to someone who appreciated it! I am happy to hear that. As long as food doesn’t go to waste; there are too many hungry people in the world.

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      11. lifelessons says:

        Yes.. I very rarely waste food. About the only time I do is when I forget it is there, but that is rare. I feel the same way. Criminal the amount of food that is thrown away in this world.

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      12. You and I do think alike in most cases – I am glad!

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      13. lifelessons says:

        Me, too. Amazing how blogs can bring us so close together without ever meeting in person. It occurs to me that I don’t even know where you live, although it must have come up in the past.

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      14. I live in Florida, South Beach, to be exact.

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      15. lifelessons says:

        I think you once talked about the swim suited ladies on the street there.. right? My memory. Tsk.

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      16. It’s difficult to figure out the gender of swim-suited individuals on the street sometimes…

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      17. lifelessons says:

        But, had to feed the dog my entire lunch today. So strange.. just couldn’t stand the taste of anything.

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      18. A nice drink should take care of loss of taste for anything…

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  4. renxkyoko says:

    We always cook sweet potatoes for snacks … fried or just plain boiled .. we call sweet potato “camote”

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, darling! Have you tried baking sweet potatoes? Delicious!

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      1. renxkyoko says:

        I haven’t tried it… but I’ll try soon. Filipinos also use sweet potato leaves as veggie ( for soups ) . I love sweet potato pie more than pumpkin pie. We are sweet potato eaters here I our house, haha.

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      2. I’d love to try sweet potato leaves in a soup, but I’ve never seen them here. I use sweet potatoes for everything; regular white potatoes don’t live in this house.

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      3. renxkyoko says:

        In the Philippines, sweet potato plants are everywhere , on vacant lots, on side of roads, etc. They are very easy to grow.. they are almost invasive.

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      4. I am a very curious cat; I’ll research how to grow it, and try to do it in our back alley.

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  5. David Yochim says:

    For those who train with weights, sweet potatoes are a great post workout recovery snack or meal.

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    1. Thank you so much, David, for stopping by and for supporting my point!

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  6. ren says:

    My prayers are with you and your oven, knowing all is perfectly and purposefully done. Keep your strong faith!

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe and it is much needed right about now. I have been craving chips lately, however I cannot buy potato chips in California. Well, I could, but in the store aisles of snack chips, they have these signs posted, BIG signs, warning the consumer of the health risks. Turns me away, every time.

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    1. Thank you for your prayers and your support, dear Ren. Because of the oven malfunction, we made acquaintance with a wonderful technician, who understood my predicament (cooking for holiday!) perfectly, ordered the needed part right away, and gave me his personal cell #, to call him the moment part arrives. I love meeting new wonderful people – it makes me happy!
      Please read it in big letters: COMMERCIAL POTATO CHIPS ARE POISON!
      Veggie chips are fine, but not all of them, so you have to read contents carefully.
      I am glad my recipe is helpful, darling!

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      1. ren says:

        Yep, that is pretty much what the signs say about potato chips. “POISON”.
        Thanx for the added tidbits of info….

        Sounds like you are going to be up and cooking in no time…..way to go, Dolly!

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      2. Whatever happens, it’s in His hands, and I’ll fine, because in His Kindness, He sends wonderful people my way.
        Thank you, dear Ren!

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  7. purpleslob says:

    I love sweet potato chips! Thank you for the new info: I didn’t know stuff had to be peeled for Pesach.

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    1. Hi there, my favorite purple person! Not everybody peels stuff for Pesach (I don’t – just scrub thoroughly), and not everybody avoids everything that cannot be peeled, as well as commercially packaged goods. Those are local traditions. I use coconut and almond flour bought in store and marked Kosher for Passover, as well as some other stuff, similarly marked.

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      1. purpleslob says:

        I can’t imagine having to do everything from scratch!

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      2. And I have never gotten used to cans and boxes, and dried spices are still a mystery to me.

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  8. These look and sound amazing. Too bad about the oven, but I hope it’ll be fixed soon! xo

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, darling! My oven will be fixed in a few days, G-d willing, and I’ll be fine.

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  9. lghiggins says:

    Great, healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing, Dolly. Blessings as you celebrate!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Linda!

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  10. Thank you Dolly, hope you had a nice celebration, and the oven is working again. Now i think i had to test sweet potatoes too. The chips are looking so sweet. Best wishes, Michael

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    1. The celebration starts next Friday, and the oven hasn’t been fixed yet, but I still have time, so I am not worrying. Thank you for your wishes, Michael!

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  11. I am very interested in this! My sister in law prefers sweet potatoes to white ones.

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    1. We don’t even have white potatoes in the house, other than for holidays, to make some traditional family dishes. Too much sugar and starch for us!

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  12. lifelessons says:

    I finally made the sweet potato chips, Dolly. Sweet potatoes were on sale by the bag…and labeled…so I bought a bag. My chips didn’t get crispy as I sprayed them with avocado oil rather than tossing them with oil. They are delicious, nonetheless, and i’ll vary my technique next time. I also substituted potassium for salt. J

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    1. I am so glad you liked them, Judy, and I appreciate your feedback! Potassium will work just as well, but tossing with oil is what makes them crisp,

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      1. lifelessons says:

        Well I’ve got plenty more to try out. Perhaps i’ll peel it next time as well.

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      2. Enjoy experimenting!

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  13. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    A CRUNCH PACKING A PUNCH—OF GOD’S BLESSINGS!!!! 😀

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    1. Thank you so much for reblogging! I love your comments, Jonathan.

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