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10 Ways to Cook a Sweet Potato


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Chips
Give warm sweet potato chips a zesty zing with a sprinkling of chili powder or cayenne pepper.
Give warm sweet potato chips a zesty zing with a sprinkling of chili powder or cayenne pepper.
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Homemade sweet potato chips are a much healthier alternative to bagged chips, which are typically deep-fried and high in sodium, calories and fat. By making your own, you control the flavor of the chips, as well as the salt content and how much -- and the type of -- oil to fry or bake them with (baking substantially cuts down on oil use). For baked chips, preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the potatoes as thin as you like, then toss them with olive oil and any seasonings you want. Spread them out on a large sheet pan and cook them until crispy, about 25 minutes. Flip the slices once during the baking time to make sure they brown evenly. For a savory, indulgent treat, sprinkle the chips with parmesan cheese while they're hot out of the oven.

If you want to fry your chips, you can follow the method we described previously for making sweet potato fries.


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