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    So I made sweet potato chips. I bought 2 sweet potatoes and used a peeler to get one all the way down. I fried it in coconut oil, then took them out and patted dry, and seasoned. They were still really soggy so I threw them in the oven. They crisped up a little, but not nearly where I wanted. Tips?

    Anyway, HOLY FREAKING HANNAH & HAIL MARY! Just in the coconut oil they were fan-freaking-tastic. I don't think I can ever eat a regular potato again. These ones were white, however, not orange like I was expecting. Did I get the right ones?

    I totally know what I'm having for breakfast (sweet potato hash, sauerkraut, and corned beef), but why did no one warn me how fantastically delicious sweet potatoes in coconut oil would be?

    What would happen if I sliced up banana in coconut oil?

    How do I get it crispy?
    --Trish (Bork)
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  • #2
    Try getting yams and not sweet taters
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    • #3
      You probably can't get sweet potatoes to be as crispy as a regular potato, however, giving them a second fry will probably help them be crispier. Check out this awesome sleuthing by J. Kenji Lopez: The Burger Lab: How to Make Perfect Thin and Crisp French Fries | A Hamburger Today

      Also, sweet taters and coconut oil is indeed a great match up. Especially with purple sweet potatoes. I seriously love that combination.

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      • #4
        Hubby suggested baking them first to dry them out, and then frying them (maybe re-baking). What think?
        --Trish (Bork)
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        • #5
          I just did this on Sunday and used the chips to dip into my egg yolks. Heaven!

          (I'm not sure if I had a yam or a sweet potato, but if I closed my eyes and tilted my head just right it was reminiscent of toast.)
          "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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          • #6
            I just fried 'em up on the stove in CO. I cut them really thin, and I intentionally let them get a bit too brown. Crispy as a Lay's potato chip.
            "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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            • #7
              Yeah, I fried mine in CO. They were soggy and stuck to the pan. TigerLily Tip?
              --Trish (Bork)
              TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
              http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
              FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Must have been beginner's luck, because before Primal I was burning water and exploding eggs, and this was the first time I tried it. Now I'm concerned that I won't be able to replicate it again.

                Let's see: I used a long, skinny sweet potato (or yam? -- not sure -- what's the difference? it was not orange), sliced very thin, put in a LOT of CO into a stainless steel skillet on a heat of 6. As I said above, I intentionally overcooked them a bit because I wanted crispy. Some I couldn't get out quite in time and burned. Of course, I ate them anyway. They tasted like and had the texture of burnt toast.

                Hope that helps? Maybe it worked because I had sooo much CO that the chips were swimming in it when frying?
                "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                • #9
                  oh gawd, these are hard assuming you mean like chips as in crisps, not big thick chunky ones? I've tried several times and given up. I used the food processor to slice thinly, but a mandolin woudl be better. I tossed them in some olive oil (not a fan of coconut oil I'm afraid) and then spread out on baking paper and put in the oven on a high heat. Had to watch them closely as they burn quick. Just toooooo much effort for very little return I'm sorry to say. Some crispy, some not.

                  However, my partner made some fries last night. He sliced them into chip size, soaked them, rinsed, parboiled and then tossed in olive oil and rosemary and put in the oven to bake. They were yum... not very crispy but to be honest that didnt worry me at all... perhaps a 2nd baking might have crisped the outside.

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                  • #10
                    I use 2-3 of the orange variety, peel cut in half and then cut in long thin strips. I toss them with olive or coconut oil ( a couple Tbsp) and then toss with a mix of 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp sea salt and 1/2 tsp cumin. Bake at 425 for about 15 mins per side. They are delicious and my kids love them!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                      Yeah, I fried mine in CO. They were soggy and stuck to the pan. TigerLily Tip?
                      How much oil are you using? I put about 1/4" in the pan and let them go until they start to brown. I basically deep fry them.
                      For lots of tasty recipes, check out my blog -http://lifeasadreger.wordpress.com/

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                      • #12
                        I put a lot. Maybe too much?
                        --Trish (Bork)
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                          I put a lot. Maybe too much?
                          Hmm, perhaps you are just not cooking them long enough or at a high enough temp. They should do a good bit of sizzling and a little popping like other deep frying.
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                          • #14
                            will keep that in mind next time (which will be soon!)
                            --Trish (Bork)
                            TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                            http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                            FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                            • #15
                              This is the recipe I used and the fries I made came out great. Nice and crispy
                              Beef Tallow French Fries | CHEESESLAVE

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