Tuesday, April 17, 2012

homemade baked sweet potato fries

Sweet potatoes are all the rage lately huh?

Sweet potato tots at Sonic, sweet potato waffle fries at Chic-fil-a and we just recently swapped regular fries for sweet potato fries in our house.  We bought the frozen bagged style a few times and then I decided we should try them homemade.

Gary made homemade griddle burgers on Sunday after church and I knew sweet potatoes would be a perfect pairing with those juicy cheeseburgers.  

I used a potato peeler and took the skin off.

Then I sliced them into strips.

Honestly I wish I would have made them thicker.  I think they should be steak fry sized.

After I washed, peeled and cut the sweet potatoes into strips I threw them into a large bowl.  I drizzled them with olive oil and sprinkled them with spices.  I used garlic salt, black pepper and paprika.

I evenly spaced them on a cookie sheet and ended up cutting to many so I added a cookie sheet.
I knew they wouldn't get wasted in our house!

I baked them in a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes and then I flipped them and baked them on the other side for another 10 minutes.  Finally, I sprayed them with a little butter cooking spray and put them back in for about 3 minutes.

The end result was delicious.  I typically don't like burned parts on my food, but the crunchy little dark places on these were dancing in my mouth.  Sweet potato fries paired with a cheeseburger = the best Sunday lunch ever!  

What do you dip your sweet potato fries in?  

 I do ketchup.  Gary is a ketchup dunker as well.  Hayden is a ranch dunker and Layla just eats them plain.  I think we need a recipe for a fun sauce to dip them in.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Red Stethoscope said...

I love sweet potato fries. So delicious and good for you! I'm a ketchup dunker myself. I wonder if honey mustard or blue cheese would taste disgusting? Maybe have Hayden try first...he seems adventurous! :)

Kelli W said...

Sweet potato waffle fries at Chick-fil-a...I haven't seen them! We've tried them at home a few time and they were kind of a bust. I have issues with what to dip them in too. Ketchup doesn't seem right for some reason, but neither did ranch.

Elaine said...

Toss in corn starch before the olive oil step for a little more crunch:). I made them last night for Ainslee and myself. I am trying to add calories to her diet apparently she is too tiny! I am a ketchup dipper but I love HEB's fully cooked crunchy chicken strips-not cheap but SO good!!!! Try them if y'all are in a hurry. Now for the dips, on one side homemade ranch, Franks buffalo sauce in the middle and ketchup on the other. I alternate between a mix of ketchup and hot sauce and the cool ranch and hot sauce. I feel like I am eating out it is such a delicious treat!

Kelli said...

I'm telling you that Rondell could live at your house...he loves sweet potato fries. He likes to sprinkle cinnamon sugar on them.

Traci said...

I love sweet potato fries but I haven't made them myself yet. I plan too one day! I LOVE ketchup but it just doesn't seem right on these. I usually just salt them with sea salt & eat them plain.

Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

mmmmm we love sweet pot fries!

wish you were here to have done all the work!! haah