Siri’s Spicy Potato Treats

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes, Sides by Lori Hill0 Comments

When visiting my niece Siri at her very first apartment, she served us this snack which hit the spot after a long drive in the car. She said she whipped it together with what was in her spice rack. You can use her mixture or use your own favorite spices — Cajun, Adobo, or Old Bay, a popular seasoning here in Maryland. These treats are a great appetizer or a side for your veg friendly sandwich or burger. Siri prepared these with russet and sweet potatoes. I used russet and purple sweet potatoes.

This recipe is vegan and gluten-free.

Siri's Spicy Potato Treats
Serves 4
These vegan and gluten-free spicy potato treats are light and fluffy with a little crunch. Perfect for snacking or as a side dish.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
574 calories
49 g
0 g
41 g
6 g
3 g
302 g
1815 g
4 g
0 g
38 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 574
Calories from Fat 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 26g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1815mg
Total Carbohydrates 49g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 large russet potatoes
  2. 2 large sweet potatoes
  3. 1/4 - 1/2 cup canola oil (enough to be 1/8" deep in your fry pan)
  4. 2 to 4 tsp of sea salt
  5. 2 tsp black pepper
  6. 2 tsp garlic powder
  7. 2 tsp paprika
  8. 2 tsp Italian herb seasoning
  1. Measure seasoning into a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Wash potatoes, but leave the skin on.
  3. Thinly slice all potatoes, but if you are using different types of potatoes, keep them separate since they will cook at different rates.
  4. Rinse after slicing and dry well in a colander over towels. To avoid grease splatters, make sure most of the water drains before frying.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat until oil is shimmering. Test your oil by dropping in a small, thin slice of potato. If it immediately starts "dancing" and bubbling, the oil is ready.
  6. Carefully drop potato slices in oil and form a single layer. Remember to only cook one type of potato at a time and if using sweet potatoes, keep a close eye on them as they tend to burn easily.
  7. Fry until slightly puffy, lightly browned, and crispy.
  8. Remove with tongs or a spider spoon and immediately set on a plate covered in paper towels or a clean cloth.
  9. Once cooled and most of the oil has drained, sprinkle with seasoning mixture and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  10. Repeat with the rest of the potatoes.
  11. Once all of the chips are done, sprinkle with remaining seasoning and toss well before serving.
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Lori Hill

Lori Hill

Lori Hill is a plant eater, trash picker upper, climate activist, wife, and mom to 2 human boys, 2 cat boys, and 1 dog boy. On a mission to do all she can to take better care of the planet, Lori created Sister Eden Media, a green lifestyle company, to inspire others to give a damn and live more gently on Earth. She shares tips on her YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and also frequently appears on television.
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