I’ve mentioned it before, but Mr. How Sweet is a huge fan of sweet potatoes.

In fact, they are one of his favorite foods, only coming in behind chicken and steak.



Speaking of chicken, there is a tic-tac-toe playing chicken at the Rivers Casino here in Pittsburgh. Mr. How Sweet has been talking about it for weeks. He wants to see that chicken more than he wants to peep in Megan Fox’s window. He says that he is positive he can beat the chicken at tic-tac-toe. He probably can. After all, he eats so much chicken that he probably thinks just like one.



The most common side dish to Mr. How Sweet’s chicken is a big pile of sweet potato fries. Because, as you know, if he doesn’t have a side his 2-year old tendencies kick in.

He doesn’t get bored of food, but I do. You know I’m always looking for a way to spice things up.



Enter these cheesy, crispy sweet potatoes.

It is only recently that I have learned to love sweet potatoes in a savory manner.

I was always an advocate for  ‘sweet’ sweet potatoes – loaded with cinnamon, butter, and marshmallows. Chocolate and bacon work, too.

Little did I know that when seasoned properly with some simple salt and pepper, they were just as delicious. Especially when cheese is involved.



These were a great substitute for fries and actually took about the same amount of time to make.

I whipped up a quick yogurt dipping sauce to bump up the protein, too,



Cheesy Sweet Potato Crisps

from Epicurious

1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled

2 egg whites

1/2 cup romano cheese

1 teaspoon rosemary

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 425. Set a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Spray rack with non-stick spray.

Grate sweet potatoes (I used a food processor) and squeeze all the moisture from them. I did this for a good 5 minutes – I find it makes them crisp up better in the oven.

Add sweet potatoes, egg whites, cheese, pepper, and rosemary in a large bowl and mix until combined. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of potato mixture (I used an ice-cream scooper) and set on wire rack. Press as thin as possible. Repeat until potatoes are gone.

Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until potatoes and dark around the edges and crispy.

Serve with smokey yogurt dip.



Smokey Yogurt Dip

1 cup plain greek yogurt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon cumin

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Serve as dipping sauce.





Mr. How Sweet didn’t get any.

He fell into one of those deep, grouchy sleeps the minute he got home from work, and slept through the shredding of the sweet potatoes and the cheesy scent that wafted through the air.

He also slept through me munching away on these. Before I knew it, they were gone.

When he sees this, he isn’t going to be a happy camper.

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115 Responses to “Cheesy Sweet Potato Crisps.”

  1. #
    Fit Chick in the City — July 1, 2010 @ 10:30 am

    Wow! I love sweet potatoes in every form and fashion!


  2. #
    Blond Duck — July 1, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    I love this. I love everything about it.


  3. #
    Gabriela — July 1, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    Ohhh these looks yummy. You can’t really blame Mr. How Sweet for loving sweet potatoes…they’re delicious :)


  4. #
    Ashley — July 1, 2010 @ 11:21 am

    ohh ma’ gawdddd….They look SO crispy + delicious. Chris actually isn’t the biggest sweet tater fan, but maybe he would go for these!


  5. #
    Courtney @ Three Months — July 1, 2010 @ 11:38 am

    These look absolutely fantastic. I just finished all my sweet potatoes yesterday – I’ll have to wait until I go grocery shopping to them this recipe! Can’t wait!


  6. #
    Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle — July 1, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

    oh i will be making these soonn!!!!!! OMG!!


  7. #
    Katie — July 1, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

    Hahaha! His fault for falling asleep…

    I’m not a huge cheese person, but these look incredible. I can just SEE the fantastic crunchy texture in your pictures. Yum.


  8. #
    Yum Yucky — July 1, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    Daaaang! how the hell do you come up with this stuff.


  9. #
    Cara — July 1, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

    hmmm how come when I try baking potato latkes they never get that crispy? Maybe cheese is the answer, duh!


  10. #
    Melissa @ For the Love of Health — July 1, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

    Lovely! Looks very tasty!
    (as I sit here in class looking at food….bad idea :-p)


  11. #

    I love sweet potatoes, this would be so yummy.


  12. #
    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — July 1, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    i have never tried greek yogurt as savory dip! I always think of it is a sweet type of thing, but I LOVE the sounds of this dip! cumin is one of my FAVORITE spices!! this looks so good!! being jewish, I can call them sweet potato Latkes :)


  13. #
    Lisa @bakebikeblog — July 1, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    UM…..these are BRILLIANT!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!


  14. #
    sophia — July 1, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    Oh my goodness, Jessica, that is freaking out of the world amazing!!!! God that looks SO good! I am a HUGE fan of sweet potatoes, too. I actually just went to a fast food place, that had sweet potato BALLS as the side dish instead of the fries. Now I wish they had these, too!


  15. #
    CaSaundra — July 1, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    Poor Mr.Sweet, and poor me because I don’t have any sweet potatoes on hand! I must get some soon to try this, and I am sure you’ll be making them again for Mr.Sweet!!


  16. #
    Leah — July 1, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

    These look SO good!!
    I think its hilarious that your husband didnt get any. Thats exactly the type of thing that happens in my house. I’ll make something and know full well my boyfriend will love it, but if he isnt there, I cant guarantee I’ll be able to save it for him!


  17. #
    kristina — July 1, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    wow these look INCREDIBLE!!!! please ship me some ;)


  18. #
    susan from food blogga — July 1, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

    I’m sweet on these sweet potato cakes. ;)


  19. #
    Kris | iheartwellness.com — July 1, 2010 @ 6:09 pm

    Oh yea baby! Sweet taters are a fave food around here too! Ryan lives off them on his vegan muscle man journey ;)

    I always ate the SP savoury and just recently discovered they could be sweet! TOO funny!



  20. #
    mags — July 1, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    I am so all over this recipe. I love savory sweet potato recipes and can’t wait to try this one!


  21. #
    hazel@21days — July 1, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

    I love your recipes, so sweet and delicious. What a lovely food-blog discovery! <3


  22. #
    Jaime@If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now — July 1, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    these look so yummy!!!!


  23. #
    Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition — July 1, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

    These look prettty delicious! I’m in need of a change- I always tend to eat the same things–this will be a great recipe to spice things up . Thanks!


  24. #
    Miz — July 2, 2010 @ 3:17 am

    ooooh they remind me of hanukkah and latkes.



  25. #
    Sophie @ yumventures — July 2, 2010 @ 5:00 am

    YES!! thats all I really have to say.


  26. #
    Holly — July 2, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    HOLY YUM!! Cannot wait to try this one!


  27. #
    Tina — July 3, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    Oh my goodness. I need to make these!


  28. #
    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — July 4, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

    Mmm, 2 of my favorite things – potatoes, and cheese!!! LOVE it!!


  29. #
    Meg — July 6, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    Just saw this recipe on Tina’s blog – looks amazing! :)


  30. #
    Paije — July 7, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    I just made these this weekend for my parents and they are AMAZING!! My mom doesn’t even like sweet potatoes and she loved these :) No wonder Mr. How Sweet didn’t get any!


  31. #
    Katharine — July 7, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

    Random question: Is a wire rack necessary or would a cookie sheet work? These look SO GOOD.


    • Jessica — July 8th, 2010 @ 3:53 am

      Nope! The original recipe actually didn’t call for a wire rack. I just used one anyway, hoping it made them crispier. :)


  32. #
    Ingrid — July 8, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

    Love sweet potatoe fries…these look like they will beat that!


  33. #
    jaxanahalf — November 18, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

    made these last night and they are awesome! so cool how many crisps you get out of one large sweet potato!!! I felt like I was eating a ton but then was pleased when I remembered I was splitting one large potato with my boyfriend. la la la! these were great thank you How Sweet!


  34. #
    Maegan — February 6, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    Holy moly! These look insane! I just posted about my first foray into the sweet potato-chip world, and thought I was in heaven…now I need to make these!

    Can’t wait to take on more savory-sweet-potato goodness! …off to buy a few more sweet potatoes! :)


  35. #
    alicia — April 10, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    Have you ever substituted a yam instead of the sweet potatos?


    • Jessica — April 10th, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

      Yep! They are interchangeable in the recipe.


  36. #
    Barb Muncie — April 10, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that the more orange fruits and vegetables you eat the less likely you are to sunburn. Instead you tan. Also keeps skin cancer at bay. It’s better than sunblock that’s loaded with chemicals and it also allows you to get your vitamin D fix as well which also wards off many cancers and disorders. It’s a win-win proposition!!!! Fix me up a plate of those!!!


  37. #
    Pamela — April 14, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    My husband and I made these tonight and they didn’t stick together very well so we couldn’t put them on a wire rack. I wonder where we went wrong? Maybe we used too much sweet potato?? We had a lot of sweet potatoes on hand so we were only guessing how many to use in this recipe to make it 1 pound… so we used 2 of them. The romano cheese is supposed to be the kind in a carton, right? Not the grated kind?

    Oh and you said to get them as thin as possible so I got them squished down to almost as thin as a potato chip… maybe too thin? I want to try them again sometime because even though the first batch fell apart and the 2nd batch burned to a crisp, they had the best flavor!! : )


    • Jessica — April 14th, 2011 @ 7:13 am

      Hi Pamela! It definitely could have been the culprit of too many sweet potatoes. I weigh mine on a kitchen scale once grated. If that happens again, you could always try adding a little more egg white for them to stick together? All potatoes have a different starch level so you may need to play around a little bit and add just less than one pound, see how they are, and add more if needed. And yes, the romano in a carton!


  38. #
    Kellie — June 27, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    I’m with Pamela! I tried this last night and didnt work out in my favor…. I figure acouple of things could have gone wrong. I put my potatoes in a food processor, and they weren’t necessarily “grated” but more like speckles, like in Romano cheese. That could be the first problem… thus making it difficult to squeeze the water our (potential problem #2). I didnt know the weight, so I used 2 potatoes and they hardly stuck together… I added 1 more egg white. I still put them on a wire rack, if I pressed too thin, they would have fell apart… no dice!
    I did however make your crunchy chicken tenders… to die for! a nice change of pace from my normal chicken cutlets… soo good and so crunch! YUM!


  39. #
    Chrissy — September 8, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    well i just made these things and was QUITE disappointed with the result
    i’m a frequent baker and this never happens to me
    they flattened and burned to a crisp
    are you sure you didn’t beat the egg whites a little bit before mixing?
    because that would explain the poofiness you got.


    • Jessica — September 8th, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

      I’m sure… it is not my own recipe (it’s linked from epicurious above) but I have made them multiple times. Did you use a wire rack?


  40. #
    smismar — November 13, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

    I agree with the others… I made these and they just fell apart. I didn’t have a wire wrack, so I put them on a WELL-oiled cookie sheet and flipped part-way through baking. My husband told me not to bother trying again. The sauce was the only saving grace.


  41. #
    Kelly — May 21, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Are these supposed to be like chips? Or softer-like , and do you serve them warm?


  42. #
    Melanie — January 30, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    I made these last night. Hate to say I’m not a big fan. I really love sweet potoatoes but I just didn’t like the texture of them. I’ll stick with sweet potato fries.


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    Angie — August 23, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    Well you snooze you loose!



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