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One of our favorite restaurants in Phoenix has an appetizer that we can never turn down. House made potato chips, sour cream, salmon with the perfect little bits of radishes and it’s SO good (but also simple) here is a fun version to go with the food we eat most often around here – Mexican! These Mexican Sweet Potato Crisps are gluten free, full of flavor and perfect for a side dish or appetizer.

Mexican sweet potato crisps - perfect as a side dish or appetizer and naturally gluten free!

Broiling these make them super quick to make too. If you have a deep fryer you could also deep fry these for that perfect crunch, but the broiler does a fairly good job as well. Sort of nachos, but much more “fancy” these are great for families or an adult dinner party.

Mexican sweet potato crisps - perfect as a side dish or appetizer and naturally gluten free!

This uses already baked sweet potatoes – I love baking sweet potatoes with Nom Nom Paleo’s recipe but for this recipe just a simple wrap in foil and bake at 350 for 15 minutes is good. Enough to get them soft but not squishy where you couldn’t slice them.

Mexican Sweet Potato Crisps
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Recipe type: Appetizer or Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4
 
A crunch satisfying twist perfect for a side dish or fun appetizer! These sweet potatoes are super flavorful and sure to please many in a crowd.
Ingredients
  • 2 Baked sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tsp white pepper
  • 1 Tsp onion powder
  • ¼ cup queso fresco
  • 1 Avocado seeded
  • 1 Tbs cilantro
  • 2 Limes
Instructions
  1. Cut sweet potatoes width-wise into thin circular slices.
  2. Add spices on top.
  3. Place sweet potatoes in the broiler for 2-3 minutes until crisp.
  4. Slice the white cheese and avocado into bite size pieces.
  5. Put two pieces of white cheese and one piece of avocado on top of each sweet potato crisp.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and lime juice.
  7. Repeat until ingredients are finished.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

Mexican sweet potato crisps - perfect as a side dish or appetizer and naturally gluten free!Mexican sweet potato crisps - perfect as a side dish or appetizer and naturally gluten free!

So fun right?! If you need it a bit spicier just add some green taco sauce over the top. Serve these as single bit sized pieces or on a little plate like “fancy” nachos.

Mexican sweet potato crisps - perfect as a side dish or appetizer and naturally gluten free!Mexican sweet potato crisps - perfect as a side dish or appetizer and naturally gluten free!

 

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Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

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