Duck Fat-Fried Sweet Potato Chips

Duck Fat-Fried Sweet Potato Chips

Mandoline-cut sweet potatoes fried in rendered duck fat then sprinkled with coarse salt and freshly-ground pepper..

Salt and Pepper Sweet Potato Chips frying in Duck Fat

Wash and peel as many sweet potatoes (garnet yams) as you intend to fry.  Using a mandoline set to about 1/16″, slice potatoes on a bias directly into a bowl of ice water.  Allow potatoes to sit in ice water for 1 hour, then spread out on clean kitchen towels and pat completely dry.

Heat rendered duck fat (substitute beef tallow) in a scrupulously-clean skillet to a depth of about 1/2 inch until it shimmers.  On my electric stove, I set the dial to mark below medium. If the oil is smoking, the pan is too hot.

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