Baked Sweet Potato Chips with Green Chile

Martin Poole

This is one of the best and simplest recipes in Byron: The Cookbook. We love the combination of nutty sweet potato with the fragrant heat of green chile.


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (approx. 1 3/4 - 2 lbs in total), scrubbed clean
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 long green chiles, very thinly sliced


1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190˚C).

2. Slice the unpeeled potatoes into chips 3/8 inch thick.

3. Put the chips in a large mixing bowl, toss with the olive oil and season with salt.

4. Spread the chips out in a single layer on a large, non-stick baking sheet—or use 2 baking sheets if necessary. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then turn the chips over and bake for a further 20 minutes, or until browned and crisp around the edges.

5. Remove the chips from the oven, place in a serving bowl and add the sliced chiles. Toss briefly and serve.

Reprinted from Byron: The Cookbook by Tom Byng and Fred Smith (Quadrille, 2016)

Cook time: 
Serves 4
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