How to Make Sweet Potato Chips

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Last Updated on December 17, 2023


My son eats his weight in sweet potato chips every week.  At first, I would peel the sweet potatoes and then hand slice them into thin disks and finally quarter them.  I refuse to use a mandolin because I’m so klutzy I would end up taking off a finger.  Anyhow,  this daily task was a labor of love and it just sucked up a good hour out of my day until I got smarter.

Cuisinart sent me a gorgeous  Prep 9™ 9-Cup Food Processor. After  staring at it for a week because I didn’t want to make it dirty, I realized I could make sweet potato chips in a fraction of the time.

How to make sweet potato chips

What you’ll need: Cuisinart Prep 9™ 9-Cup Food Processor | 1 medium sweet potato | 1 cup of lard or coconut oil | sea salt to taste
How to make sweet potato chips

First, wash and rub dry the sweet potato.  I do NOT peel the sweet potatoes for the chips.

The Prep 9 does comes with a wide mouth feed tube so you can easily slice whole fruits and veggies but my son likes his sweet potato chips smaller.  I cut the sweet potatoes into strips and pushed them through the smaller feed hole in the feed tube.     It took less than 5 minutes for me to do this.  No joke.  That’s 30 minutes of time I saved and can put towards other cooking endeavors.  Also this food processor is so quiet!  I was so used to the sound of my last food processor  (a.k.a The eardrum breaker) that this machine sounds like a whisper in comparison.

How to make sweet potato chips

Heat your cooking oil to 350 degrees and then drop your sweet potato chips in small batches into the hot oil and cook for 3 – 5 minutes or until you get very faint brown spots on your chips.  Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain the oil.  Sprinkle on salt while hot.  Repeat.


I love this processor and I see many delicious meals in our future.

Cuisinart is sponsoring a giveaway for a Mini-Prep® Plus 4-Cup Food Processor.  Click here to enter!

How to make sweet potato chips


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Stainless steel shredding disc
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5 thoughts on “How to Make Sweet Potato Chips”

  1. These sweet potato chips sound amazing, and (with a food processor) easy. I bet my boys would love them.

    We have sweet potatoes AND a food processor in the kitchen right now – I may have to make some sweet potato chips!


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