Carolina Pulled Pork with Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

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A few weeks back, my manfriend/lover boy/better half spent a romantic weekend away to celebrate our anniversary.  We stayed in a really cute town and did some (window)shopping and a lot of eating.  Of course in this really cute town, there was a really cute specialty foods store.  And of COURSE we went in.  Upon entering, we were thrilled to find an assortment of locally produced condiments, baked goods, and WINE.  We splurged on two amazing bottles of wine (which we were lucky enough to taste beforehand).  In addition, we fell in love with a Carolina Gold BBQ sauce.  And if you know me, you know you don’t have to twist my arm to make some pulled pork.  Obviously we bought some and obviously I made pulled pork.  Blah blah.

Here’s the recipe for the pork:  http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/carolina-pulled-pork-sandwiches

I would recommend using whatever BBQ sauce you love.  We also made homemade sweet potato chips. Here’s my recipe for those:

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

1-2 cups canola oil
2 medium sweet potatoes
sea salt flakes

Pour oil into a medium saucepan to a depth of 1-1 1/2″.  Turn heat to medium and heat oil to 320 degrees.  Slice the sweet potatoes as thinly as possibly (a mandoline is extremely handy for this recipe).  When the oil reaches 350 degrees, carefully add about 10-15 slices of sweet potato at a time to the oil.  Allow potatoes to fry until they are golden brown around the edges.  Remove chips quickly and carefully from the oil and put on paper towels to drain.  Sprinkle generously with sea salt while still warm.  Repeat frying process with remaining potato slices and enjoy!

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