Super Bowl Recipes 2011: Forget Potato Skins Recipes, Go For Crispy Sweet Potato Ribbons

Today is Super Bowl Sunday and instead of a traditional potato skins recipe, I thought I would go the Sweet Potato route. These crispy chips ‘ribbons’ are easily made with a vegetable peeler.

 Although they are very tasty by themselves, for a variation you can sprinkle them with salt and lime zest or chili powder…..

Crispy Sweet Potato Ribbons
*8 cups vegetable oil for deep frying
*6 medium sweet potatoes (3 pounds), peeled

Put enough oil in a deep 5- to 6-quart pot to measure 2 inches and heat until a deep-fat thermometer registers 360F.

Using a vegetable peeler (preferably U-shaped) shave each sweet potato into long ribbons. Fry a handful of ribbons at a time, turning with a mesh or slotted spoon, until lightly browned and crisp, about 50 seconds. Transfer ribbons to paper towels to drain and return the temperature of the oil to 360F before
frying the next batch.

If not frying the ribbons right away, put them in a large bowl of ice and water and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Chilling the ribbons will make them firmer and they will crisp easily as long as they are dried by the handful in a kitchen towel before frying.

Make ahead: The ribbons will keep in large sealed plastic bags for 2 days.

Some other recipes you may enjoy:
Sweet & Tangy Honey Mustard Chicken Wings
Loaded 7 Layer Dip

Photo and recipe courtesy of Kitchen Daily. You can see more Super Bowl Recipes at Kitchen Daily

Article Posted 6 years Ago

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