National Potato Chip Day | Sweet Potato Chips
Ah, the potato. There are so many great things to do with this starch. My favorites, in order, are:
- French Fries. Really, how does one stop eating french fries? I think I could eat french fries for days and it takes an enormous amount of restraint not to, and to get me to stop once I’ve started.
- Potato Chips. Amen to National Potato Chip Day today! Salt and Vinegar potato chips are my absolute favorite.
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes. I make these garlic mashed potatoes that are unbelievably simple, but again, I could eat them for days.
- Stuffed Baked Potato. There is a deli by my house that makes these huge stuffed baked potatoes. They are a meal in and of themselves. They’re mutant potatoes, which probably spells GMO, now that I think about it. Whoops. Anyway, I opt for the one stuffed with cheese, pico de gallo, southwest chicken…basically the works. Here is a picture:
So, naturally, National Potato Chip Day makes me happy. I had one single sweet potato left in the house so that’s what I ended up using. It’s important in these food holidays for me to use what I have. I hate when food goes to waste even more than I hate shelling out tons of money for groceries.
Yeah, there is little more annoying than making a grocery list, spending what seems like an exorbitant amount of money (compared to the usual grocery bill pre-food holiday challenge), and then realizing that you had a number of items on your list buried in the cabinet at home. This is especially annoying when it comes to dried spices.
So, in the midst of food holiday cooking, I have slowly started organizing all cabinets. It’s coming along very nicely and even better that I had these chips to snack on while doing it. For the sauce, I thought I’d mix together Sriracha and honey. It’s a little strange and I think next time I’ll use more honey and add just a tad bit of Sriracha, but it still worked as it was.
While I’ll always prefer Idaho/Russet potatoes over sweet potatoes, I do enjoy a sweet potato chip and sweet potato fries every once in a while. How about you?
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and sliced thinly
- Vegetable oil
- Fill a pan 1/4 inch with vegetable oil and heat over high. Add a couple of sweet potato chips at a time and let cook until you reach desired crispiness.
- Place finished chips on a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.
Tomorrow: National Pears Hélène Day