Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Curry Sweet Potato Fries with a Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Sweet potato fries are probably my favorite side.  I personally like my sweet potatoes to be savory instead of sweet, so when I'm hankering for some fries, I either make Curry Sweet Potato Fries or Spicy Sweet Potato fries.  I really recommend playing around with spices. 


Since sweet potatoes are considered a "super food", I feel very little guilt about gobbling them up.  I feel even less guilt about them since I bake the fries, instead of frying them.  Keep in mind that this method of cooking does not produce crispy fries.  I have tried tons of methods (egg whites, cornstarch, blanching, etc.) in an effort to make them crispy, and none have worked well enough for me to repeat.  I don't really care if my fries are limp; I think they are tasty that way. However, if you want to attempt to make them crispier, I recommend cutting the potatoes as thin as you can, and really spreading the potatoes out in the pan so they are not crowded. A quick broil at the end of the cooking time might crisp them up too; but be careful not to burn them.


INGREDIENTS

DIPPING SAUCE:
2 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1/4 tsp of Sriracha sauce, or to taste

FRIES:
2 large sweet potatoes
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees

2. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, and Sriracha sauce. Add more Sriracha sauce if you like it spicy! Set aside.

3. Cut sweet potatoes into fry shape and put in a large bowl

4. Toss fries with oil and spices

5. Line baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil

6. Spread evenly on a baking pan 

7. Bake for 15 minutes; flip the fries

8. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until done (careful not to burn)

9. Serve with the Sriracha dipping sauce

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Curry Sweet Potato Fries with a Sriracha Dipping Sauce

INGREDIENTS

DIPPING SAUCE:
2 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1/4 tsp of Sriracha sauce, or to taste

FRIES:
2 large sweet potatoes
1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt

DIRECTIONS
1. To make the dipping sauce, in a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream and Sriracha; set aside
2. For the fries, preheat the oven to 450 degrees
3. Cut the potatoes into fry shape
4. In a large bowl, toss the fries with oil and spices
5. On a lined baking sheet, evenly spread out the fries
6. Bake for 15 minutes and then flip the fries
7. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes
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