Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Curried Yogurt Dipping Sauce


As I was searching through some of my piles of recipes last week. You know the kind of pile...those recipes one clips from here and there or that one prints off and stacks beside the computer. As I sorted through, I came across a recipe with a combination of flavors that sounded super. I love sweet potatoes and I love anything with curry! I was hooked and I was not disappointed. I just wish I had made extra extras! I used yams for this as sweet potatoes are not available here this time of year.

Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Curried Dipping Sauce
Sweet Potato Oven Fries
2 large sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut lengthwise into 1/8 wedges
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, washed, dried, and chopped fine
Fleur de sel

Curried Yogurt Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup mayonnaise (non-fat will not work!)
1/2 cup plain yogurt (non-fat no!)
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 Tbsp honey
1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place in hot oven for at least 5 minutes.

Using clean hands, toss sweet potato wedges with
extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper until all surfaces are coated evenly.

Remove hot sheet pan from oven, and arrange coated sweet potato wedges in a single layer. Place sheet pan back in the oven and roast for about 25-30 minutes. About half-way through roasting time, flip the wedges onto the other side so that they brown evenly. Sweet potato wedges are ready when all sides are evenly browned and slightly crispy on the outside.

When oven fries are hot, sprinkle with a few flakes of fleur de sel and the chopped cilantro. Transfer to a serving dish.

Curried Yogurt Dipping Sauce
In a bowl, mix together mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice, homey and curry powder with a fork. Make sure there are no lumps and everything is incorporated evenly. Season to taste with salt and pepper, transfer to a serving bowl, and serve alongside the sweet potato oven fries.

PRINTABLE RECIPE



These fries will become a regular around our house. They were delicious!


I am thinking that I should sort through my recipes more often. I know I will find more treasures.







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Delicious!

16 comments:

  1. My family LOVES!!! sweet potato fries. I will have to make your dip recipe next time I make these fries. Geri

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  2. I burned mine last time I made some. I'll have to try again and use your dip recipe. I really like curry.

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  3. Oh my goodness, they sound good! I love sweet potatoes and the dip sounds wonderful too.

    ~Susan

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  4. Love the crinkle cut! The sweet potatoes look oh-so-gorgeous!

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  5. Kate--I am always looking for a better (healthier) way to eat potatoes and we love sweet potatoes. I don't know what fleur de sel is??? This does look great!

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  6. Kate, these look FABOO! Dan doesn't like sweet potatoes, but I LOVE them. I think I'll make these one day when he's out. The dipping sauce also sounds wonderful--anything that starts with mayo and yogurt is ok in my book.

    LOL about the soup! There was another Kate who said that she was having dinner guests, and I thought it was you. Our name is just so popular...

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  7. Dipping sauce sounds interesting for a change of pace.
    Joyce

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  8. Your Kirinkle Kuts are so cute..We love them also..The dipping sauce sounds really good!

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  9. These sound delicious!!
    I'm definitely trying your dipping sauce. It reminds me of one that I like with onion rings:
    1 cup mayo
    5 TBsp Chili sauce
    2 tsp Chili Powder
    1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    again.. SOOOO healthy for you haha, It's a Paula Dean of course ;)
    At least yours has yogurt and in it!
    Thanks for the recipe!! :)

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  10. These look delicious. I love sweet potato fries but I have a hard time getting them crisp. I'm going to try your recipe and see if I have better results. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  11. I always think I'm going to try sweet potato fries and haven't done it yet. Your photos are making my mouth water, Kate. I'm a big curry fan so will try the dip too.

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  12. I'm seeing sweet potato fries more and more on restaurant menus lately. No wonder if they look as good as yours. The curried yogurt dipping sauce would only make them better. Gorgeous photo too.
    Sam

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  13. Yum! These look too good and I love the curry dipping sauce!

    I need one of those crinkle makers!

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  14. my favorite thing about this is the crinkle-cuts on your wedges--it's so aesthetically-pleasing. great side, kate!

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  15. Catching up on all you delicious foods..had to stop at this one..I love sweet fries..must try your recipe!

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