Wednesday, June 15, 2011

sweet potato fries

the other day at the natural foods market i found local sweet potatoes.  upon seeing them i knew what i wanted to make - baked sweet potato fries.

when i started peeling them, i noticed something peculiar.  the flesh was not bright orange, as i am accustomed to, it was pearly white.  hmmm...intriguing...

don't worry, they tasted amazing - even better than the orange-colored fries i've made before.  i'm not sure if it was the fact that they were fresh & local or perhaps white-fleshed sweet potatoes are just better, but they were seriously the sweetest sweet potatoes i've ever enjoyed.

1 large sweet potato (will make 2 hearty side portions or 4 small servings)
1-2 tsp olive oil
salt & cracked pepper
red curry

preheat oven to 400

1. peel the potato and cut into 1/4 in sticks

2. place on an oiled baking sheet and spray/drizzle with more olive oil

one of my favorite cooking tools -  my olive oil mister
3. season with salt, pepper and curry and give them a light toss

4. make sure fries are laying flat on the baking sheet, and bake for 25-35 min until golden brown, flipping fries 1/2 way through

we enjoyed ours with an easy dipping sauce i whipped up quickly.

1 part bbq sauce
4 parts salsa

i used honey bbq for subtle sweetness and corn & chipotle salsa for a little smoky heat.  yum!

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  1. YUMMMM!!!! I was JUST thinking about these yesterday. There's a place in Houston that makes them pretty good and I always order them as my side dish. A better alternative to the regular fries :)

  2. yum! those look fantastic, we used to make fries (like you do in the oven) but havent in a while. guess we should try this sweet potato version! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  3. What a great combination! Looks so yummy!! :)

  4. yum, love sweet potato fries.
    isn't that funny about the color? last time I made them the same thing happened to me- I guess sweet potatoes aren't orange? hm, mysteries.


  5. I love making sweet potato fries but ours always turn soggy...I noticed you set your oven to 400 and we always do 350. I have to try these again at 400 now! Hopefully that'll make a difference :)

  6. i love sweet potato fries! thanks for the recipe!

  7. sweet potatoes are actually not orange...but yams are. that's why most sweet potato fries are made of yams. i learned this when i made mashed sweet potatoes. i couldn't understand why it didn't look right...until i googled it.

  8. superr! i liked this dish a lot and am gonna try it soon. :)

    thanks for sharing


  9. i love the white sweet potato! I have only discovered the white ones this year, and have been dying to make some yummy healthy-ish fries :)

  10. Sweet potato fries! One of my fave snacks/side dishes. And so very addictive!

  11. Your comment on my blog was so sweet thank you! Oh and I loooove sweet potato fries!

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