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Overhead shot of three dollops of sour cream blue cheese dip on a parchment paper covered baking sheet surrounded by sweet potato crisps, gremolata, barley, and jalapeño slices.

Honey Jalapeño Sweet Potato Crisps with Sour Cream Blue Cheese Dip + Gremolata

Honey Jalapeño Sweet Potato Crisps with Sour Cream Blue Cheese Dip is a spicy, sweet, salty, and tangy snack or side. Tossed with some gremolata, it becomes a tasty chip salad that’s healthy and filling.
Course Sides and Snacks
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Megan Wells

Ingredients

Honey Jalapeño Sweet Potato Crisps

  • 2 sweet potatoes, cut into thin slices I used the 3/16th (4.5mm) setting on my mandolin
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Sour Cream Blue Cheese Dip

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese

Instructions

Honey Jalapeño Sweet Potato Crisps

  1. Soak the potato slices in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes. Drain, rinse, and lay the slices out on paper towel lined cooling racks to dry, patting them with paper towels as excess moisture continues to seep out. 

  2. While the potatoes soak, make the Arugula Pistachio Gremolata (if desired).  

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheets with parchment paper. 

  4. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the sliced jalapeño and turn the heat to medium-low. Stir frequently until the butter starts to foam, turn a dark gold color, and smells nutty, about 7 to 10 minutes.  

  5. Add the honey and the apple cider vinegar and mix until the honey is dissolved. Take off the heat. 

  6. In a mixing bowl, toss together the potato slices, the browned butter mixture, and the sea salt until the potatoes are well coated. 

  7. Lay the slices out on the lined baking sheets, making sure none of the slices are touching*. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping once after 15 minutes. 

  8. Remove the chips and heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  9. Taste and decide if you want to add more sea salt. 

  10. Put back in the oven and continue to cook until the sweet potato chips are crispy and beginning to brown around the edges, about 5 minutes. 

  11. Toss with the Arugula Pistachio Gremolata and dip into the Sour Cream Blue Cheese Dip. 

Sour Cream Blue Cheese Dip

  1. Use a hand-held mixer to beat the sour cream and blue cheese to the consistency you desire.  

Recipe Notes

For the full recipe, you’ll have to bake multiple batches (3 to 4) because all the sweet potato slices won’t fit on two baking sheets.

I sometimes just use one sweet potato if I’m not in the mood to do multiple batches.