Spicy Sesame-Roasted Sweet Potato Chips

This recipe comes with a health warning. Once you take a bite you won’t be able to stop!

I love sweet potatoes. One of my favourite snacks is to switch on the oven, chuck in a few whole sweet potatoes and bake them for 45 minutes or so, while I’m busily doing something else. With great anticipation I’ll remove them from the oven, half them lengthways, drown them in chunks of butter and eat much more than I should. That was until I came across this recipe…

Due to the sweet potato’s high beta-carotene content, I wouldn’t have been surprised if the baby came out with an orange skin, resembling Lindsay Lohan and other fake-tan obsessed Hollywood celebrities. That’s to give you an idea of how many of these chippies I ate during pregnancy… You’ve been warned!

Source: Abel & Cole Cookbook

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Spicy Sesame-Roasted Sweet Potato Chips
Serves 4
Preparation Time: 5 mins – Cooking Time: 15 mins
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into fat chips
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) sesame seeds
  • a dash of Tabasco sauce
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/390°F/gas mark 6.
  2. Toss the sweet potatoes in the oil, sesame seeds and seasonings and roast in the oven for about 15 minutes, till tender within and crisp outside, the sesame seeds golden brown and clinging to the potatoes.
Serving Suggestion
  • Enjoy as a snack or as an accompaniment in a main meal.

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  1. maria says

    hmmm the sweet potatoes we get here in pakistan are not orange…they’re just boring old pale white…i wish we had em orange here…i usually eat em baked in the microwave and then drenching them with sweet tamarind sauce and chat masala 😀

  2. says

    These look absolutely delicious. Love roasted sweet potatoes already but would never have thought to add sesame seeds.

    Also @ Jessica above: Make sure you’re adding plenty of oil. Many people make the mistake of trying to go healthy and not adding enough oil and the chips won’t crisp properly. Also make sure the oven is really hot, turning up the heat towards the end of cooking if required.

    • says

      That’s weird. I’ve made this lots of times over the years. The chips don’t come out crispy because they’re not fried not covered with (corn) flour. The tabasco does give it a nice kick though and the sesame seeds a nutty flavour. Hope you have better luck next time!

  3. says

    That looks goood Michelle, must try it… boys will probably love it :) Hope you had wonderful holidays… I’m getting crazy at home with the kids for few more days until school starts.

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