Sweet Potato Chips with Thyme

by Erin

Once you learn how to easy it is to make your own potato chips at home, you may never go back to the store. 

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For Secret Recipe Club this month I was assigned to Kim’s blog Feed Me Seymour. She has so many great fall recipes to choose from with homemade pumpkin spice marshmallows, stuffed maple vanilla spice cupcakes, and butternut biscuits with vanilla bean butter. And all of her recipes are geared towards all skill levels so no matter your experience, her recipes should not scare you away. Unless of course scary is what you are going for and then you should check out all of her awesome Halloween creations such as her broken glass cupcakes or toxic swap cupcakes. Obviously I had a tough decision.

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Homemade potato chips have been on my list of things to make for quite some time. When I found her recipe for sweet potato chips I knew now was the thyme, I mean time (pause to bask in the glory of my corny pun). These sweet potato chips are seasoned with fresh orange zest and thyme resulting in the prefect fall snack and, if I can be so bold, are better than store-bought sweet potato chips. The pandora’s box of homemade potato chips possibilities has just been opened and I have Kim to blame/thank!

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One year ago: Pizza for One

Two years ago: Buckeye Rice Krispies Treats

Three years ago: Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese


Serves 4


1 large sweet potato, thinly sliced

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp orange zest

1-2 tsp freshly chopped thyme

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil.
  2. Combine olive oil and orange zest in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush half the olive oil mixture onto the baking sheets.
  3. Lay sweet potato slices onto the baking sheets. Brush the potato slices with the remaining oil.
  4. Sprinkle thyme, salt, and pepper evenly on top of your potato slices.
  5. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until crisp. Allow to cool completely or eat warm!

Source: Feed Me Seymour
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nicole @ I am a Honey Bee November 4, 2014 - 11:03 am

Great paleo snack. I love sweet potatoes. The orange zest sounds really good on there.

great pick this month

Tara October 29, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Such a perfect autumn recipe! Great pick this month!

Melissa October 28, 2014 - 5:29 pm

I’ve still got some thyme in my garden. This is the perfect recipe to use it in before it gets too cold and dies! Great pick this month :)

Joanne October 28, 2014 - 7:55 am

I definitely don’t use thyme enough! Sounds like the perfect sweet potato chip flavor-er.

Couscous & Consciousness October 28, 2014 - 1:04 am

I foresee a batch of these in my future – soon – very, very soon. Love the addition of the thyme and orange – just perfect with the sweet potato.

natalie@thesweetslife October 27, 2014 - 9:51 pm

we love homemade sweet potato chips but I have never seasoned with thyme and orange–yum!

Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook October 27, 2014 - 9:29 pm

Potato chips are on my culinary bucket list too! I like that these are baked. My husband absolutely loves sweet potato – I’ll have to give these a try.

Christie October 27, 2014 - 8:00 pm

More sweet potatoes YAY! I love sweet potatoes and these chips look perfect for an afternoon nibble.

Suzanne October 27, 2014 - 3:09 pm

yum these sound fantastic and I have those ingredients right now, so I’m going to have to run make these asap!

Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories October 27, 2014 - 3:02 pm

How easy is that? And delicious! I will definitely try these.

Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere October 27, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Ooh! We love doing this with potatoes and sweet potatoes! Great pick!

Christine October 27, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Yum! These look really good and simple! How thick did you cut the potatoes?

spiffycookie October 28, 2014 - 4:49 am

I used my mandoline. They were probably 1/8-inch thick.

Emily @ Life on Food October 27, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Love love love sweet potato chips. Perfect pick in my book! Happy Reveal Day!

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel October 27, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Yum! Sweet potatoes are the best!! I love the orange flavor on these– how unique!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) October 27, 2014 - 11:48 am

Oh these look so delish! I love how the sweet potato shines in these.

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious October 27, 2014 - 10:53 am

I have some purple sweet potatoes left…I think I’ll try this recipe with those!

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm October 27, 2014 - 10:06 am

Definitely going on my to try list.

Rebekah @ Making Miracles October 27, 2014 - 9:29 am

These look FANTASTIC!! Great pick this month!

SallyBR October 27, 2014 - 9:25 am

I am definitely pinning this recipe, I’ve been making sweet potato oven fries with all sorts of coatings to crisp them up, but never tried this method of slicing them as chips

sounds great!

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) October 27, 2014 - 7:48 am

I am so, so glad you liked these! they are definitely one of my favorites, too. And they make me feel a little less guilty over constantly stuffing my face with chips. ;)


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