If you’re like us, sweet potato fries are a serious guilty pleasure. An easy upgrade at your local burger bar, they can sometimes be a bit daunting to make at home. Sweet potato fries, however, do not need to be intimidating-and they also don’t need to be fried in greasy oil. Try making them at home this weekend, and serve with one of the following sauces for dipping. For another alternate to our house seasoning, or for those that prefer less spice, try tossing the sweet potato fries with orange zest, thyme, and rosemary, prior to baking.
Dipping Sauce Ideas for Sweet Potato or French Fries
by the Crave Local Test Kitchen
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into long slices, then cut into 1/4-wide inch strips
- 1 tbs Sweet and Spicy House Seasoning (recipe below)
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
Sweet and Spicy House Seasoning for Fries
- 1/2 cup smoked sea salt
- 1.5 tbs freshly ground black pepper
- 1.5 tbs garlic powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbs brown sugar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a jelly roll baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. In a large bowl, toss sliced sweet potatoes with EVOO to coat. Sprinkle with seasoning and paprika. Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet, being careful not to overcrowd. Potatoes that touch other potatoes will retain moisture, causing them to brown and burn, instead of crisp up nicely.
Bake until sweet potatoes are tender and just starting to turn a nice, golden brown-approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before serving.
Sweet Potato Fries Wine Pairing Suggestion:
Prosecco, Dry Riesling, or a sparkling Chardonnay