Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce - The Gingered Whisk

Monday, January 28, 2013

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce  are the perfect game day treat, party appetizer, or snack!

This post should really be titled "How I Ate Two Large Sweet Potatoes All By Myself in Less Than 24 Hours." I planned to make these potatoes for dinner one night, but at the last minute I decided to hold one back and make it the following afternoon. Which was a great idea since I probably would have eaten them all anyway. I am sure, like every other food blogger on the planet, I could whine endlessly about the lack of natural lighting during dinner time in winter, the utterly aweful lighting in my kitchen (yellow walls, yellow light fixture... ugh...) and the super expense of buying actual fancy lights to use. Plus, I'm lazy. I probably wouldn't use them anyway. And because really, fries are never ever good the second day.

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

And so, as it happened, I ate an entire super huge sweet potato all by myself for dinner. And then another one for lunch the next day. And they are amazing. I couldn't stop eating them! In fact, I want another one right now. They are super easy to make. The recipe states that the potato wedges should soak in cold water for about 8 hours before you bake them, but knowing me, and the fact that I never ever read a recipe before I start cooking it, that didn't happen. The second time I did soak them for 8 hours, and I must say that they were only sliiightly more crunchy than the first time. So I would say you could be ok with skipping it all together if you want! I used mayo for the dipping sauce the first time, as per the original recipe. But the second time I decided to try it with some plain greek yogurt instead (I'm just not a big fan of mayo), and I liked it even better. And I bet you could use sour cream if you like it, too.

Perfect homemade sweet potato fries with an amazing dipping sauce!

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: bake appetizer dip/sauce side snack lime sweet potatoes
Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 3-4 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mayo, plain greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1-2 tsp sriracha sauce (depending on how spicy you like things)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • lime zest
Sweet Potato Fries
Peel the potatoes and cut them into medium sized wedges.
Place the potatoes in a container and fill with water; allow to soak for 10 minutes-8 hours.
Preheat your oven to 425F.
Line a large cooking sheet with foil or spray with cooking spray.
Remove the potato wedges from the container and shake off any additional water.
Place a small handful of the potato wedges in a plastic baggie along with a spoonful of cornstarch (If you try to do too many potatoes/cornstarch at one time, everything becomes a goopy mess).
Shake the baggie to coat the wedges in the cornstarch.
Place the potato wedges on the cookie sheet and repeat with remaining wedges.
Drizzle a bit of the olive oil on the wedges and toss to coat.
Spread the wedges out in a single layer (don't crowd them) and bake for 15 minutes.
Turn the wedges over and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Remove and enjoy!
Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce
To make the dipping sauce combine the mayo/sour cream/yogurt, the sriracha, and the lime juice and zest in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready.
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  1. I have soooo much trouble trying to make crispy sweeet potato fries, I'm going to keep your method in mind, this coating of cornstarch might just do the trick!

    Happy Reveal Day!

  2. Oh, too funny--we are SRC twin-mates this month! I had so much fun browsing through all your recipes this month as my assignment. It was extremely difficult to choose! My husband and I absolutely love making special breakfasts on the weekend. Since I am really into quinoa, the poached eggs with quinoa cakes was the perfect choice for me. It was utterly delectable!

  3. We had roasted sweet potatoes last night--I would have love some of that dipping sauce! Great recipe.

  4. I've never been a fan of sweet potatoes, but I LOVE sweet potato fries. They are like crack :)

    Happy reveal day!

  5. Love sweet potato fries and that dipping sauce sounds wonderful! Must try!

  6. The dipping sauce sounds like it takes these fries to a whole new level of deliciousness! Great pick this month! :)

  7. Love sweet potatoes...I usually bake sweet potato fries in the afternoon with the intention of reheating them for dinner but they never last :) Love the dipping sauce you've made...definitely have to give it a try!

  8. I never would have thought to dredge the sweet potatoes in cornstarch before cooking! I think so sweet potato fries are in my future...

  9. Long time no talk Jenni! I absolutely love sweet potato fries. I'm suprised that soaking them in water didn't make much of a difference to you.

    P.S. It won't let me comment with name/url

  10. I've been a unconscious participant in the "She Who Dies With The Most Cookbooks Wins" game for a while it seems, lol ;) Love sweet potato fries - I could happily eat them breakfast, lunch AND dinner!


  11. Agh, I'm craving these now. They look and sound delicious.

  12. Sweet potato fries with SRIRACHA - lime dipping sauce? Sign me up! I have such a weakness for sweet potato 'anything' and sriracha! Brilliant, Jenni! It looks so good, I want it for breakfast!


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