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Sweet Potato Bacon

Sweet Potato Bacon

Thinly sliced sweet potatoes fried up to make a reasonable stand-in for bacon.

Course Breakfast or Snack, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, breakfast, sweet potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Drying time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 sweet potatoes, coarsely peeled
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • salt and paprika to taste (smoked paprika if possible)


  1. Slice the sweet potatoes in a food processor or mandoline so that they are approximately 1/16 inch thick. Spread them out on a paper towel and let them dry for about 30 minutes.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the peanut oil and heat to 350 degrees (the potato slices should sizzle when you drop them in). Fry potato slices in small batches, flipping them after they turn golden brown on the bottom. (This should take approximately 30 to 45 seconds per side). Remove the potato chips and place them on a paper towel to absorb the oil.

  3. When all of the chips are cooked, pour them into a large paper bag. Sprinkle with salt and paprika and shake in the bag until evenly mixed. Serve immediately, preferably with eggs and toast.