Sweet potato crisps with chilli coconut salt

October 16, 2019

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins


3 sweet potato, skin on, scrubbed (you can use orange, purple or white)

light olive oil or vegetable oil, for frying chilli coconut salt

¼ cup shredded coconut

2 tsp sea salt flakes

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp chilli flakes

1 tbs thyme leaves


1For the chilli coconut salt; Scatter coconut into a small non-stick frying pan. Place over medium heat. Cook shaking pan for 3 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove to plate to cool. Transfer coconut to a small food processor, add remaining ingredients and process until well combined.

2Using a mandolin, thinly slice the sweet potato into rounds. Pat surface dry with paper towel.

3Half fill a medium saucepan or wok with oil and heat over medium heat until hot. Cook the sweet potato in batches, for 2 - 3 minutes until light golden. Use a slotted spoon to remove to a wire rack sitting over a baking tray.

4Sprinkle crisps with a little salt as they come from the oil. Repeat until all sweet potato crisps are cooked, reheating the oil between batches as needed.


1Crisps will keep 3 days in an airtight jar. if they go a little soft just spread onto a baking tray and heat in 200°C fan forced oven for 3 - 5 minutes (on cooling they will become crisp again)

2No Mandolin, peel sweet potatoes into long strips using a potato peeler.

3cooking the crisps, a sign they are cooked is when the oil stops bubbling.