Baked Sweet Potato Fries




We love sweet potato fries - anytime they are a side option at a restaurant, I just have to order them. We tried to make some homemade ones a while ago, but weren't too pleased with the results. We found a different recipe recently on another blog, Our Best Bites (a great blog - check it out if ya haven't!). Definitely a winner! These are delicious. The recipe below also includes a dipping sauce, which is good, but not a necessity because the fries are so good alone. And since they are baked, it's a good for you snack! We had these with a very yummy steak and seafood entree, which we'll be posting soon. If you have any sweet potatoes sitting around and aren't quite sure what to do with them, I'd suggest making some fries tonight! :)

I hope everyone had a good weekend! We were busy, as usual. I ran the Charlotte 1/2 marathon with my parents. I got my PR - 1:47.54, so was very excited. I also had my Girls on the Run 5k. Does anyone have a GOTR group near them? Its such a great program. This was my first time coaching and I loved it. Check out their website if you're interested in coaching or being a running buddy!



Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • Freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Slice sweet potatoes into french fry shape and size.
  3. Put the sweet potatoes in a medium sized bowl and drizzle the olive oil over them. Use your hands to make sure each one is coated.
  4. Sprinkle on all of the herbs and spices and continue to toss until well coated. Place the fries on the baking sheet. Make sure they are not touching. (If you end up needing more than one cookie sheet make sure they are spaced more than one rack apart in your oven to prevent steaming. Also, rotate the pans when you take them out to flip).
  5. Place cookie sheet in pre-heated oven. After 15 minutes take pan of oven and flip the fries.
  6. Put the pan in the oven and cook for another 15-20 minutes (cook until golden brown).
  7. Take them out of the oven and serve immediately. They cool off very quickly so they're best eaten right away.

Honey-Lime Dip

Ingredients

  • 6oz container plain, low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat mayo
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Mix honey and yogurt until combined. Add in juice from lime, spices and herbs.

28 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love the spices you've used in your sweet potato fries. You see sweet potato fries more and more on menus today. Your honey-lime dipping sauce sounds perfect for the fries.
Sam

♥peachkins♥ said...

the honey-lime dip looks fantastic!

Shannon said...

great job on the half!! and i love sweet potato fries so much :)

The Duo Dishes said...

Sweet potatoes never go unused around here. They are sliced, diced, stewed and baked into anything. Love a good sweet tater fry too.

Chef E said...

I kind of wish they would pop off your page and into my hand! I also wish my pub we have open mic in would make them, so I could have them more often...yummy!

Megan said...

Mmm... love sweet potato fries! I'll have to try this recipe -- I've only ordered them at restaurants.

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

This is one of the things I miss most about Canada - you just don't really see sweet potato fries on menus here! I should stage a sweet potato fry revolution, I'm sure I'd get a following pretty quickly. Great recipe.

Barbara said...

I love 'em too. Order them anytime I see them. I dice them and roast them in the oven- delicious! They are so sweet I don't need anything else.

Grace said...

it’s funny—i never crave regular fries and usually get something different on the side at restaurants, but if sweet potato fries are offered, i’m all over ‘em! these look perfect—i love the lime dip and the seasonings you’ve added. :)

Gloria said...

Love this recipe friends, Im sure the kids will love them!!! gloria

A Year on the Grill said...

I love SP Fries too... and what a wonderful dip!

Mary said...

I love the spices you've used with the fries and your dipping sauce takes them to a whole nother level. These look really, really good.

The Culinary Chase said...

Love sweet potatoes (so nutritious) & the spices/herbs make these fries too easy to devour. Cheers!

Karine said...

I heart sweet potato fried. I, however, struggle to make them at home. I will probably try your recipe! :)

Sweet and Savory said...

I love these and have never seen them look as appetizing as yours. I like the seasoning.

Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

What a great blog you have, I love the photos too. Thanks for the shout-out, I'm so glad you liked my recipe!

-Sara

Sylvia said...

I love sweet potatoes fried, too. The dipping sauce sounds delicious

Debbie said...

The sweet potatoes fries look delicious. Love all the spices. I've made them too but used brown sugar (probably not as healthy!!).

Jennifer said...

My week is not complete without sweet potato fries! I love the lime dip!

My Little Space said...

Congrats on your run! You're so fit... I'm not good at any running or jogging at all! Those fried sweet potatoes and the dipping just so inviting. yumm...

Heavenly Housewife said...

I have seen several recipes for these and never made them, but they are definitely on my list. They are easy and healthy, so they are awesome. Yours are particularly beautiful :D
p.s. I am in awe of your running. I run at the gym a but only for 15 minutes a a time ... a half marathon???? yuck... no (but I so admire you for doing it).

Cakebrain said...

Oooh! these look so yummy yet healthy! I always order these when I go out but never think to make them at home!

Olga said...

Love sweet potatoes, but can never get them crunchy enough. Will have to try this higher temp method.

Btw, I'm glad you went back to "displaying" the entire post instead of having to click on "show more" :)

The Cooking Photographer said...

I love the shallow depth of field you are using and all the warm light. I think you are teaching me how to shoot food lol!

Laura

Tyler said...

sweet potato fries are awesome, and the dip you created sounds like it would make them even better (if that's possible!)

eatme_delicious said...

Yum I find it hard to resist sweet potato fries too! I love that the dip is made with yogurt. Congrats on your PR!! =) That's awesome.

girlichef said...

Sweet potato fries are one of my favorite things in the whole wide world right now! They look delish...and I'm loving the dip! YUM :)

Kerstin said...

I love all the spices on your sweet potato fries - yum! Congrats on your PR! The GOTR program sounds so fun and rewarding too!

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