Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I intended to follow ZestyCook’s recipe for sweet potato fries tonight, but I didn’t read it all the way through this morning, and didn’t leave myself enough time to soak the potatoes. Instead, I improvised.

When I think of sweet potato fries, I think of Luna Grill & Diner in Washington, DC (I lived nearby there more than a decade ago!). They serve their hot sweet potato fries with cool sour cream, and if that is not a divine combination I don’t know what is. I don’t recall anything particularly special about the preparation of the fries, just that they were a reason to head to Luna.

Tonight I cut up just one sweet potato from my CSA, and it yielded an entire toaster oven full of fries. This single spud was 9 inches long, and 9 inches in diameter at its widest point. Huge! It’s also a relatively pale potato as far as the sweets I usually see — a light orange rather than deep and golden.

I peeled the sweet potato and cut it into large wedges, then tossed the pieces with a drizzle of olive oil, some fine-grain sea salt, and a little cinnamon. They went into a toaster oven at 425° for 30 minutes, and I turned them twice while they cooked.

I thought they were tasty (and even had a slightly crunchy exterior), but the boys wouldn’t touch them. If I hadn’t needed to get dinner on the table, I might have baked them for another 5-10 minutes to really develop a crust on the outside. And next time, I’ll remember to buy some sour cream for dipping.

6 thoughts on “Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  1. These are the best and actually I like them better than regular spud’s for FF well except in and out burgers… Kristy from our side made these with a dip that was off the charts : Here is the recipe – Enjoy and dip away!!

    Flying Bleu Goat (heart attack) Dip
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
    • 2 1/2 oz goat cheese
    • 4 oz crumbled bleu cheese
    • 1 tbs honey
    • 1 tbs agave nectar
    • 1 cup mayonaise
    • 3/4 cup green onions sliced
    • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
    Combine sour cream, lemon juice, goat cheese, bleu cheese, honey, agave nectar, mayonaise, 1/2 cup of the green onions (save the rest for garnish) and salt and pepper into a medium bowl. Garnish with a sprinkle of the Six Hotties Magic Rub and the remainder of the green onions. Serve with the Sweet Potato Hot Chips.

    That sounds delicious! I’m going to keep it in mind to make for New Year’s or Super Bowl. Thanks, Cathy! — Dara

  2. My favorite thing to eat sweet potato fries with is honey! They are delicious dipped in honey or drizzled with honey.

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