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Cheeseburger in Paradise Sweet Potato Chips

By Todd Wilbur


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Menu Description: "Fried sweet potato chips, dusted with our seasoning blend."

The same company that runs Outback Steakhouse operates this 39-outlet chain inspired by the Jimmy Buffet song of the same name. As you would guess, the freshly-ground beef burgers here are great. But you'll also find many Caribbean island-inspired dishes on the menu such as BBQ Jerk Ribs, Tropical Talapia, St. Barts Citrus Chicken, and amazing island cocktail creations served at the Tiki Bar. One of the specialties of the house is the Sweet Potato Chips that are fried to a golden brown, sprinkled with a secret sweet/salty seasoning, and served alongside the joint's sandwich selections, or ordered as an appetizer. For a home version, sweet potatoes are sliced thin using a vegetable slicer that is set on 1/16th of an inch, and the slices are fried in canola oil. After a sprinkling with the special seasoning blend, you'll have a big bowl of sweet, crispy chips that will serve four or more people. And these go great as a side with the BBQ Jerk Ribs clone.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

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Seasoning Blend
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
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  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 6 to 10 cups canola oil (as required by your fryer)
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      Cheeseburger in Paradise
    • Instructions

      1. Combine ingredients for seasoning in a small bowl.

      2. Slice potatoes to 1/16-inch thick with a vegetable slicer or mandolin. Soak potato slices in cold water for 10 to 15 minutes, then pat slices dry on a towel.

      3. Preheat canola oil in a deep fryer to 325 degrees F. When oil is hot, fry potato slices in batches for 4 to 5 minutes or until the chips become light brown. Occasionally stir slices gently while they fry. Be careful not to overcook, since the chips will continue to brown after you remove them from the oil. Remove the chips to paper towels to cool and sprinkle with the seasoning blend.

      Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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Score: 3.00. Votes: 2
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tyler
Nov 10, 2008, 23:00

I bought this recipe for the seasoning, so i got some from the waitress and took home for a side by side and sadly it doesn't taste the same at all. But a decent seasoning recipe on it's own.

Jeanene Pennington
Jun 28, 2008, 22:00

The "Sweet" potatoe chips are outstanding. Five thumbs up!!!

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