Sweet Potato Chips w/Miso Dipping Sauce (and exciting news!)

by Tokyo Terrace on October 7, 2009

Before I begin my post for today, I would like to express my intense gratitude for the support I have received from all of you. I cannot say enough how much this blog means to me and how much joy it has brought to my life. I have made friends who are very dear to me and I have been able to express myself in a way that I love. If I could get paid for this I would do it forever! With that in mind, I would like to specifically thank those of you who nominated me for the Foodbuzz awards. Tokyo Terrace was in the top 5 for two categories (chosen from over 3,500 total nominations): “Best New Blog” and “What blogger would you most like to make you a cocktail?” I am flattered beyond expression to be included with the bloggers listed below:

Best New Blog:
1. The Cookbook Chronicles
2. Culinerapy
3. Eat, Live, Travel, Write
4. Lick My Spoon
5. Tokyo Terrace

What blogger would you most want to make you a cocktail?
1. Carrots ‘n Cake
2. Choosy Beggars
3. Honey Nut Lo
4. Sippity Sup
5. Tokyo Terrace

To vote on the final winners, click here.

OK, on to today’s post…

Confession time: I LOVE anything involving crunchiness and dip. I could sit down and easily polish off an entire bag of potato chips with a nice, creamy onion dip. Or a platter of carrots with dill dip. Oh- and tortilla chips with guacamole. Seriously, it’s dangerous how much I love the combination of crispy, crunchy vehicles that carry dips that are cool, creamy, spicy, chunky…all of the above! When I was little, my parents used to joke with me saying, “Would you like some french fries with your ketchup?” It’s been a lifelong obsession.

I started making my own potato chips last year. Since eating an entire bag of greasy potato chips is not exactly healthy, I started making healthy potato chips. Instead of using the traditional russet potato, I use sweet potatoes. I adore the flavor of sweet potatoes and their versatility. They can be paired with sweet, spicy, or savory dips and are even delicious on their own.

For this recipe, I have included the recipe to make sweet potato chips in the oven along with a miso dipping sauce. The chips are sprinkled with a slightly spicy and smoky combination of spices which pair perfectly with the miso. Since miso can be a little overwhelming when used in such a concentrated manner, it is helpful to manage the amount of dip (and chips) you end up eating. By adding some ingredients to balance the dip, it becomes a lovely sweet dip and creates a unique use for miso.

Sweet Potato Chips

Makes 4 servings

2 large sweet potatoes, thinly sliced (yellow or white flesh are both great)

3 tablespoons Vegetable oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

1/2 teaspoon Cumin

1/2 teaspoon Paprika

Preheat the oven to 400 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add the sliced potatoes and the vegetable oil. Toss to coat. Spread the potatoes on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until golden brown and crispy, about 10 minutes (time will vary depending on how thing you have cut the potatoes, so keep a close eye on them). *(Note: I have been getting feedback that the chips are turning out a bit soggy. To prevent this, if you have a wire rack to place in the backing sheet, use that. If not, try flipping the chips half way through baking so they crisp evenly on both sides. I would also recommend doing a test run before doing the whole batch. Ovens are all different (and mine is not a full-sized oven) so times/temps may vary. Experiment a bit! Lastly, the thickness of the chips is what will determine how crunchy they turn out. The thinner they are, the crunchier. Use a mandoline if you have one, otherwise just use a very sharp knife to make a thin cut. Don’t go too thin because the chips will just burn!

Combine the salt, pepper, cayenne, cumin and paprika in a small bowl. When the chips are done cooking in the oven, place them on a rack to cool. When they are cool, sprinkle with the spice mixture.

Miso Dipping Sauce

Makes 4 servings

1/3 cup miso paste

2 tablespoons chopped chives

1 tablespoon mirin

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon toasted, crushed sesame seeds

Combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Done! Dip away!

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Share
  • http://www.sense-serendipity.blogspot.com/ Divina

    You’re welcome Rachel. You really deserve the nomination. I’m so happy for you because I enjoyed reading and exploring your blog. It’s like being invited into someone’s home. It’s really nice knowing you.

    Okay, sweet potato chips. I think you just positioned the chips for me to grab one, two or three or more. I would love to have those sweet potato chips. When they’re in season, I will definitely make this one.

  • http://www.sense-serendipity.blogspot.com Divina

    You’re welcome Rachel. You really deserve the nomination. I’m so happy for you because I enjoyed reading and exploring your blog. It’s like being invited into someone’s home. It’s really nice knowing you.

    Okay, sweet potato chips. I think you just positioned the chips for me to grab one, two or three or more. I would love to have those sweet potato chips. When they’re in season, I will definitely make this one.

  • http://carascravings.wordpress.com/ carascravings

    Those potato chips look gorgeous!
    They have to be the most scrumptious little things ever!

  • http://carascravings.wordpress.com carascravings

    Those potato chips look gorgeous!
    They have to be the most scrumptious little things ever!

  • Scooter

    First of all: Congratulations, Rachel!

    Second: I’m a chip-aholic, too, but I never realized making potato chips could be so easy; thought it involved a lot of deep frying and the accompanying mess. Must try these this weekend. And what a great way to use up some almost-past-their-prime herbs and spices. I’ve got my eye on some dill weed in the cupboard….

  • Scooter

    First of all: Congratulations, Rachel!

    Second: I’m a chip-aholic, too, but I never realized making potato chips could be so easy; thought it involved a lot of deep frying and the accompanying mess. Must try these this weekend. And what a great way to use up some almost-past-their-prime herbs and spices. I’ve got my eye on some dill weed in the cupboard….

  • http://www.minnesotaimage.com/ jenn

    Yay! I totally voted for you. Good luck! Love the recipe too! :) Keep up the awesome blogging!

  • http://www.minnesotaimage.com jenn

    Yay! I totally voted for you. Good luck! Love the recipe too! :) Keep up the awesome blogging!

  • http://wasabiprime.blogspot.com/ wasabi prime

    SO happy you got multiple nominations! Double-happiness, in fact! You deserve it. I’m only bummed you didn’t get the “blog made into a movie” nod as well. Your blog is both beautiful to look at, shares a unique cultural perspective, and shows a valued respect for food and its preparation. And very resourceful! You make do with what is available, never sacrificing the quality of the final product. That’s a real talent. And holy moly — baked potato chips post, you are my savior! I had a bad incident with the new mandoline last week, but I’m willing to risk life and limb again to make these amazing looking chips!

  • http://wasabiprime.blogspot.com wasabi prime

    SO happy you got multiple nominations! Double-happiness, in fact! You deserve it. I’m only bummed you didn’t get the “blog made into a movie” nod as well. Your blog is both beautiful to look at, shares a unique cultural perspective, and shows a valued respect for food and its preparation. And very resourceful! You make do with what is available, never sacrificing the quality of the final product. That’s a real talent. And holy moly — baked potato chips post, you are my savior! I had a bad incident with the new mandoline last week, but I’m willing to risk life and limb again to make these amazing looking chips!

  • Maa White

    You go girl! These sweet potato chips sound so good. They remind me of the sweet potato fries you made last summer. I’ll have to make this for Bob. He will enjoy them for sure…any surprise to you! Ha Ha

  • Maa White

    You go girl! These sweet potato chips sound so good. They remind me of the sweet potato fries you made last summer. I’ll have to make this for Bob. He will enjoy them for sure…any surprise to you! Ha Ha

  • http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/ Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite

    Congrats from one nominee to another!!!

  • http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite

    Congrats from one nominee to another!!!

  • http://www.dulanotes.com/ Nicole

    Congrats! I discovered your blog through your nomination and I look forward to checking more of it out, so far I love it! Your chips and dip look fantastic. My husband is also one of those, “would you like some fries with that ketchup” people. He wishes I would serve everything with a dipping sauce.

  • http://www.dulanotes.com Nicole

    Congrats! I discovered your blog through your nomination and I look forward to checking more of it out, so far I love it! Your chips and dip look fantastic. My husband is also one of those, “would you like some fries with that ketchup” people. He wishes I would serve everything with a dipping sauce.

  • http://www.houseboateats.com/ Talley

    Congrats! you do deserve it. gorgeous blog. I’ve certainly enjoyed exploring it.

  • http://www.houseboateats.com Talley

    Congrats! you do deserve it. gorgeous blog. I’ve certainly enjoyed exploring it.

  • http://www.sippitysup.com/ sippitysup

    Hello and congratulations! I am nominated in the same category, but I wanted to say “Hello” and say good luck. It’s an honor to be nominated alongside you! GREG

  • http://www.sippitysup.com sippitysup

    Hello and congratulations! I am nominated in the same category, but I wanted to say “Hello” and say good luck. It’s an honor to be nominated alongside you! GREG

  • http://www.lafujimama.com/ Fuji Mama

    I LOVE anything sweet potato. I make sweet potato oven baked fries a lot, but have never used sweet potatoes to make baked chips! I’m actually driving to Mitsuwa today, a Japanese grocery store about an hour away, and I have added Japanese sweet potatoes (because they’re my FAVE) to my shopping list. I’ll be making these today or tomorrow. THANKS!

  • http://www.lafujimama.com Fuji Mama

    I LOVE anything sweet potato. I make sweet potato oven baked fries a lot, but have never used sweet potatoes to make baked chips! I’m actually driving to Mitsuwa today, a Japanese grocery store about an hour away, and I have added Japanese sweet potatoes (because they’re my FAVE) to my shopping list. I’ll be making these today or tomorrow. THANKS!

  • tokyoterrace

    Divina: I’m so glad to have connected with you through food blogging. It has been really fun chatting with you, especially since you are on a similar time zone to me!!

  • tokyoterrace

    Divina: I’m so glad to have connected with you through food blogging. It has been really fun chatting with you, especially since you are on a similar time zone to me!!

  • tokyoterrace

    Carascravings: They were quite yummy!

  • tokyoterrace

    Carascravings: They were quite yummy!

  • tokyoterrace

    Scooter: Thanks so much! Yes, making potato chips is a lot easier than one might think. And this way you don’t have the mess of splattered oil. Definitely worth a try!

  • tokyoterrace

    Jenn: Thank you!!

  • tokyoterrace

    Scooter: Thanks so much! Yes, making potato chips is a lot easier than one might think. And this way you don’t have the mess of splattered oil. Definitely worth a try!

  • tokyoterrace

    Jenn: Thank you!!

  • tokyoterrace

    wasabiprime: Your comments always leave me feeling a little more confident and a LOT happier! Thanks for your consistently kind words and for your support. It means a lot coming from such a great blogger and friend!

  • tokyoterrace

    Oh- and don’t hurt yourself on the mandoline this time!!

  • tokyoterrace

    wasabiprime: Your comments always leave me feeling a little more confident and a LOT happier! Thanks for your consistently kind words and for your support. It means a lot coming from such a great blogger and friend!

  • tokyoterrace

    Oh- and don’t hurt yourself on the mandoline this time!!

  • tokyoterrace

    Maa White: I’m so going! Not sure where…but I’m going!! Haha…I hope you are able to try these. I’m sure Bob will love them- as long as they’re crunchy that is ;)

  • tokyoterrace

    Maa White: I’m so going! Not sure where…but I’m going!! Haha…I hope you are able to try these. I’m sure Bob will love them- as long as they’re crunchy that is ;)

  • tokyoterrace

    eatlivetravelwrite: Congrats to you as well! I stopped by your blog and am very impressed. Good luck!

  • tokyoterrace

    eatlivetravelwrite: Congrats to you as well! I stopped by your blog and am very impressed. Good luck!

  • tokyoterrace

    Nicole: Thank you so much! Glad to hear there is another dip addict out there. Tell your husband that we should start a support group! Ha!

  • tokyoterrace

    Talley: Thank you so much! You are a great inspiration.

  • tokyoterrace

    Nicole: Thank you so much! Glad to hear there is another dip addict out there. Tell your husband that we should start a support group! Ha!

  • tokyoterrace

    Talley: Thank you so much! You are a great inspiration.

  • tokyoterrace

    sippitysup: Congrats on your nomination as well! It is so great to be in the presence of such talented people. Good luck!

  • tokyoterrace

    sippitysup: Congrats on your nomination as well! It is so great to be in the presence of such talented people. Good luck!

  • tokyoterrace

    FujiMama: The sweet potatoes here are delicious- I love the way they smell when you walk into a grocery store where they are cooking. Yum yum yum… Let me know how they turn out!

  • tokyoterrace

    FujiMama: The sweet potatoes here are delicious- I love the way they smell when you walk into a grocery store where they are cooking. Yum yum yum… Let me know how they turn out!

  • http://www.bromography.com/ bromography

    A lovely simple recipe. Congratulations on the nomination!

  • http://www.bromography.com bromography

    A lovely simple recipe. Congratulations on the nomination!

  • http://thesophisticatedgourmet.blogspot.com/ Kamran Siddiqi

    Yummalicious is all I have to say about this! My, oh my! Looks too good! I bet if I made one batch, I’d have to make more until I was full. Bookmarked this! :)

  • http://thesophisticatedgourmet.blogspot.com Kamran Siddiqi

    Yummalicious is all I have to say about this! My, oh my! Looks too good! I bet if I made one batch, I’d have to make more until I was full. Bookmarked this! :)

  • http://gagainthekitchen.blogspot.com/ gaga

    How beautiful. I just made sweet potato fries today, maybe I’ll try chips next!

  • http://gagainthekitchen.blogspot.com gaga

    How beautiful. I just made sweet potato fries today, maybe I’ll try chips next!

  • tokyoterrace

    gaga: I love sweet potatoes as both chips and fries- such a great snack!

  • tokyoterrace

    gaga: I love sweet potatoes as both chips and fries- such a great snack!

  • http://www.brokenrecord.ca/foodblog/?p=134 Easier Than Falling Off a Log » Miso Dip (and Sweet Potato Chips)

    [...] a couple of weekends ago, which means it was craft services time again for me. I tried to make these sweet potato chips and their associated miso dip, but the chips didn’t really turn out right. They tasted great, but they wouldn’t crisp [...]

  • Aunt J in Hendersonville

    I love sweet potatoes, love chips, love miso.
    Obviously this is a win-win recipe. Will try
    soon. Looks YUM (my mouth is watering)!
    And CONGRATULATIONS! Nominations, newspapers,
    magazines – “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” :)

  • Aunt J in Hendersonville

    I love sweet potatoes, love chips, love miso.
    Obviously this is a win-win recipe. Will try
    soon. Looks YUM (my mouth is watering)!
    And CONGRATULATIONS! Nominations, newspapers,
    magazines – “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” :)

  • http://tokyoterrace.com/2009/12/29/new-years-eve-menu/ New Year’s Eve Menu « Tokyo Terrace

    [...] Sweet Potato Chips with Miso Dipping Sauce [...]

  • http://tenthousandtastebuds.com/miso-salad-dressing/ Ten Thousand Tastebuds Miso Salad Dressing – Ten Thousand Tastebuds

    [...] Sweet potato chips with miso dipping sauce [...]

Previous post:

Next post: