Seriously, how many people are eating leftover spiral ham today? We aren't excluded from that group. Those leftovers are tasty, especially with the glaze my mom put on it. But it needed something new. A nice partner in crime.
Solution? Sweet potato chips.
I mean really, fried stuff makes everything better.
My parents got us a deep-fryer as a house-warming gift. They must know us well :-)
We sliced the sweet potato with a mandoline into maybe 1/16th inch thick chips. Feel free to go thinner than that...what is most important is to have the thickness be uniform. The chips cook evenly this way. We heated our vegetable oil to 325 degrees and cooked the chips for about 4 minutes. As soon as they were done, we put them on a wire rack to drain and sprinkled them with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. The slight sweetness with the ham was just what we were looking for.