I am always in the mood for a good crunch. There is something comforting about a salty savory fry that everyone comes back looking for more. Now fries out at a burger house or at the dive diner around the street are always so perfectly crisp and tasty but I really like to bring that bite home... and with sweet potatoes. Paul makes bake potatoes all the time loaded with sour cream, cheese and chives but after a while that can start to get old and I thought a sweet potato would be a nice change of pace and of course throw in a little spicy dipping sauce.
Rosemary and Garlic Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Dipping Sauce
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno
1 large sweet potato, peeled
1 tbsp fresh minced rosemary
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp olive oil
½ tsp garlic salt
Fresh black pepper
Pre heat the oven to 425. Combine rosemary, garlic salt and oil in a large bowl until you have a heavenly scented paste. Cut the sweet potato into rounds (or "fry cut if you prefer) and toss into the oil mixture. Using your hands, thoroughly coat each fry with the garlic and rosemary.
Lay the fries out on a rimmed baking sheet being sure to leave plenty of room between fries (if the fries start to overlap they will end up steaming instead of roasting!). Bake for 12 minutes, remove, flip and bake for another 12 minutes. Sprinkle with one little kiss of salt as soon as they come out of the oven and enjoy!
Spicy Dipping Sauce:
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tablesoon Siracha Chili Sauce
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well to mix through.
Makes about ¾ cup
These were so nice and crunchy with just enough zing from the garlic and rosemary. The spicy sauce really adds some punch and takes on a flavor all its own. Either way we just love these and they make a perfect pairing with any dinner entree or just as a snack.