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.

share:    Pin It    

115 Responses to “Cheesy Sweet Potato Crisps.”

  1. #
    1
    Erica — July 1, 2010 @ 4:00 am

    Tic Tac Toe huh? Talented chicken! Love how crispy and delicious this looks. I love sweet potatoes too. I could eat one every day. But I’ve never added cheese to my crisps while they’re baking…I always think that is reserved for regular white potatoes for some reason? Going to give it a go!

    Reply

  2. #
    2
    Wei-Wei — July 1, 2010 @ 4:14 am

    Wow. This is like sweet potato latkes with cheeeeese! I never thought about sweet potatoes having a savory accompaniment before either, but I realise that sometimes sweet potato chips “accidentally” with salt (as with regular chips) is quite tasty too! I love sweet potatoes more than life itself. I guess that’s something Mr How Sweet and I have in common. :D

    Wei-Wei

    Reply

  3. #
    3
    Matt — July 1, 2010 @ 4:16 am

    Thanks for posting my dinner tonight? I only have Japanese sweet potato. Do you think will work the same?

    Reply

    • Jessica — July 1st, 2010 @ 4:49 am

      Sure! I don’t see what not. Just really squeeze all the moisture out of them. :)

      Reply

  4. #
    4
    Stephanie — July 1, 2010 @ 4:16 am

    Wow I really like these, kinda like latkes!!! The yogurt dip sounds like a great addition too!!

    Reply

  5. #
    5
    Kait — July 1, 2010 @ 4:25 am

    These look awesome! I love cheese & potatoes together…can’t wait to make them!!

    Reply

  6. #
    6
    Nicole @ Making Good Choices — July 1, 2010 @ 4:28 am

    How do you even think of making something like this? My sweet potato dishes consist of me chopping them up and throwing them in the oven to bake. These look amazing, I will certainly be trying these!

    Reply

  7. #
    7
    VeggieGirl — July 1, 2010 @ 4:32 am

    I want those!

    Reply

  8. #
    8
    Angela — July 1, 2010 @ 4:53 am

    Mm, these look delish- and my mind is going crazy with all the different cheeses you could use! My current fav is smoked baby swiss, but I’d need to buy sweet potatoes first, of course….

    The yogurt dip sounds good too, though I’d probably add a bit of Liquid Smoke!

    I wish Clay liked sweet potatoes!! Actually, I bet he would if he tried them, but he sees the color and immediately gets it in his head that he won’t like the dish. Too bad, because I’ve heard they have a lower glycemic index than regular potatoes….

    Reply

  9. #
    9
    Simply Life — July 1, 2010 @ 4:56 am

    Oh my, I just saved this recipe and think I need to try this soon! :)

    Reply

  10. #
    10
    bunkycooks — July 1, 2010 @ 4:57 am

    Sweet potatoes are awesome with cheese and actually don’t need too much seasoning to be delicious. This recipe looks like a keeper.

    Reply

  11. #
    11
    Marisa (Loser for Life) — July 1, 2010 @ 4:58 am

    I am making these TONIGHT!!! WOW!

    Reply

  12. #
    12
    Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life — July 1, 2010 @ 5:04 am

    I have a sweet potato on the counter just waiting to be made into something like this! YUM!

    Reply

  13. #
    13
    Katrina — July 1, 2010 @ 5:17 am

    These would make the perfect side!

    Reply

  14. #
    14
    brandi — July 1, 2010 @ 5:24 am

    those look so good and cheesy!

    Reply

  15. #
    15
    Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries — July 1, 2010 @ 5:28 am

    Okay – dumb question. How’d you wring out the moisture?

    Reply

    • Jessica — July 1st, 2010 @ 5:30 am

      With a towel!

      Reply

  16. #
    16
    CC Recipe — July 1, 2010 @ 5:33 am

    Okay, these look fantastic, I like sweet potatoes, Both sweet and savory, I will have to give these a try!

    Reply

  17. #
    17
    Anne @ the doctor takes a wife — July 1, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    I just discovered my love for sweet potatoes. For a long time I hated them because of they sweet versions– it majorly weirded me out. I love me some savory spuds!!

    Reply

  18. #
    18
    Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear — July 1, 2010 @ 5:43 am

    The dip sounds amazing! sweet potatoes are something that we’re still learning to eat. I make them time to time covered with blue cheese :P but my boyfriend doesn’t like blue cheese or sweet potatoes….

    Reply

  19. #
    19
    Jenny — July 1, 2010 @ 5:48 am

    Good lord… I’m making these this weekend!

    Reply

  20. #
    20
    Eunice — July 1, 2010 @ 5:54 am

    Such a good idea! I’m not a fan of sweet potatoes, but I could eat them if they were really thin and covered in cheese!

    Also, a chicken that plays tic tac toe? How does he do it? Does he know how to hold a pen? Haha I kinda wanna see him too!

    Reply

  21. #
    21
    Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies — July 1, 2010 @ 5:59 am

    So many things here that I love – these look amazing…once again, adding to the list!! :) (Now, to find time to make them all…ahh!)

    Reply

  22. #
    22
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — July 1, 2010 @ 6:04 am

    omg i am seriously making these ASAP! if only i had a pound of them right now…that would be the key to happiness ;)

    Reply

  23. #
    23
    vanillasugar — July 1, 2010 @ 6:04 am

    i love sweet potato fried, mashed anyway i can get ‘em. these look good!

    Reply

  24. #
    24
    Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — July 1, 2010 @ 6:06 am

    Oh these look so good with the dip! I love sweet potatoes but my husband doesn’t but I bet he would love them covered in cheese and dip!

    Reply

  25. #
    25
    Lindsey @ Foodie on the Rocks — July 1, 2010 @ 6:15 am

    Holy cheesy heaven. Done and done.

    Reply

  26. #
    26
    homecookedem — July 1, 2010 @ 6:19 am

    Sweet potatoes and romano cheese… yummmmmm!! These look amazing!!

    A tic tac toe chicken??!! Haha, now that is crazy. ;)

    Reply

  27. #
    27
    Emily — July 1, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    I want these. Like now. :)

    Reply

  28. #
    28
    CookiePie — July 1, 2010 @ 6:30 am

    WOW – those look amazing!!! I never met a sweet potato I didn’t like — but those crisps look extra special!

    Reply

  29. #
    29
    Evan@swEEts — July 1, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    Yum! I’m always looking for new ways to use sweet potatoes.. I usually just got with baking them like fries, but these look much better!

    Reply

  30. #
    30
    Tracy — July 1, 2010 @ 6:48 am

    Okay, I’m just going to start putting your entire blog on my to-make list, haha. We so have the same taste…I love it! :-)

    Reply

  31. #
    31
    Dana — July 1, 2010 @ 6:52 am

    I love epicurous! They have the best recipes dont they?!

    Dana xo
    http://happinessiswithin.wordpress.com/

    Reply

  32. #
    32
    Cindy Coniglio — July 1, 2010 @ 7:12 am

    oh jessssssss … delicious looking!

    Reply

  33. #
    33
    weekly bite — July 1, 2010 @ 7:24 am

    These look awesome! I’m so hungry too!

    Reply

  34. #
    34
    Melanie — July 1, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    This recipe just might convince me to like sweet potatoes! They look delicious.

    Reply

  35. #
    35
    Kacie@Nonexistentcolors — July 1, 2010 @ 7:31 am

    Those look soooooo good!!!

    Reply

  36. #
    36
    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly — July 1, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    PERFECT! These are taking sweet potato latkes to all new level!

    Reply

  37. #
    37
    Sara — July 1, 2010 @ 7:36 am

    I love sweet potatoes but usually just make baked fries out of them. I’ll need to try this recipe soon!

    Reply

  38. #
    38
    Lula Lola — July 1, 2010 @ 7:42 am

    These look wonderful! I wish I had some of these for breakfast!
    I make sweet potato, apple and brie quesadillas sometimes. They are so good!

    Reply

    • Jessica — July 1st, 2010 @ 7:43 am

      That sounds delicious!

      Reply

  39. #
    39
    Camille — July 1, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods too, so I will absolutely be making these!

    Reply

  40. #
    40
    Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) — July 1, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Er..um..drool!! These look amazing!! And that yogurt dip!? With the cumin? You totally found my soft spot…!

    Reply

  41. #
    41
    Kristina — July 1, 2010 @ 8:09 am

    I might even get Jason to like sweet potatoes if I made these.

    Hmm… thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  42. #
    42
    Eliana — July 1, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    These look delicious Jessica. I would be a danger around a platter of them.

    Reply

  43. #
    43
    Beth @ bethcooks — July 1, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    Ummmm, this is one of the best sweet potato dished I’ve seen in a WHILE. Just awesome! Definitely making these soon.

    Btw…because I know you love bacon so much, thought this might be right up your alley :)

    http://bethcooks.squarespace.com/journal/2010/5/24/twice-baked-chipotle-sweet-potatoes.html

    Reply

  44. #
    44
    Cassie @ Tasteful Tales — July 1, 2010 @ 8:35 am

    I am obsessed with sweet potatoes so this has to be my favorite recipe you have made so far!! I will be making this for sure ;)

    Reply

  45. #
    45
    Madeline - Greens and Jeans — July 1, 2010 @ 8:46 am

    In my mind I have a hilarious image of your husband coming home every day and running into the kitchen to see if there is anything left of whatever amazing thing you whipped up that day

    Reply

  46. #
    46
    Kara @ MyWellnest — July 1, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    Sweet potatoes make my heart sing!!!

    Reply

  47. #
    47
    Katie @ Healthy Heddleston — July 1, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    Those cheesy sweet potatoes look awesome! I definitely like sweet potatoes more than my husband, but maybe with this recipe he’ll enjoy them even more!! Wow, they just look so gorgeous and tasty, lol, I can’t get over it!

    Reply

  48. #
    48
    Kacy — July 1, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    Oh, sweet glory!

    Reply

  49. #
    49
    janetha — July 1, 2010 @ 10:04 am

    i have to make these.

    Reply

  50. #
    50
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — July 1, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    this is scott’s wet dream. he could and would eat pounds of these. omg i may have to break down and make them :) LOL

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: Tweets that mention Cheesy Sweet Potato Crisps. | How Sweet It Is -- Topsy.com

  2. Pingback: So Cheesy – Carrots 'N' Cake - A Blog Devoted to a Healthy Balance

  3. Pingback: Vball Victory and a New Recipe « Glorious Greens

  4. Pingback: Pieces Of A Puzzle — Loser For Life

  5. Pingback: Round-Up: XXXII « Caffeinerd

  6. Pingback: Defying Gravity « Heather's Dish

  7. Pingback: Cheesy Sweet Potato Crisps | Eat, Drink and Be Family

  8. Pingback: Trading Up Downtown » Blog Archive » Cheesy Sweet Potato Crisps

  9. Pingback: Cheesy Sweet Potato Bites « Polka Dot Kitchen

  10. Pingback: Healthy Holiday Party Recipes | It Sux to be Fat

  11. Pingback: Top 10 Most Viewed Posts of 2012

  12. Pingback: Feb 10th Weekly Meal and Fitness Plan « Fitcupcaker

  13. Pingback: these crisps were made for snacking | fit foodie le

  14. Pingback: Crossfit And Clean Eats Catch Up « Fitcupcaker

Leave a Comment

Current day month ye@r *