Sweet Potato Fries

These are popping up in several eateries in the area.  I went through a long phase of being bored with fries, but these are YUM.

Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Fries

Growing up, I only knew sweet potatoes as candied sweet potatoes, which … are not my fave.  Mom enjoyed them throughout the year, usually with butter and maple syrup, which was also not my fave.

I thought I didn’t like sweet potatoes.  Turns out I just don’t like candied sweet potatoes – mashed, baked, or fried is quite the yum.

Anything tasty you’ve discovered lately?







13 responses to “Sweet Potato Fries”

  1. Melanie Avatar

    Brussels Sprouts – no, really. Cut them in half or quarters, saute in olive oil with a touch of butter until nicely caramelized on the cut side, finish off with a dash of balsamic vinegar (or lemon juice) and a bit more butter .Yum.

  2. Regina T Avatar
    Regina T

    Along the same lines as sweet potato fries….battered and fried green beans. PF Changs has the best version I’ve ever eaten. Lightly dipped in a tempura type batter and quick fried….yummy goodness.

  3. Liz Avatar

    I adore sweet potato fries! Some of the restaurants around here also serve them with cinnamon and sugar on them.. They are delish!

  4. shyvixen Avatar

    A local place here in Denver serves sweet potato fries with chipoltle ketchup, I love them.

    My most recent favorite dish is a salad at a local French restaurant with candied walnuts, blue cheese and smoked and salt cured duck breast. The duck breast is like poultry bacon – delicious!

  5. Kitty Avatar

    Mmmmm! While I am not eating any deep fried foods right now I have rediscovered mushrooms! I love the darn fungus! I have some tasty Portabella in the fridge right now just waiting for a yummy stir fry :)

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  6. erylin Avatar

    my “new” surprise food is zuchini…it is awesome baked in teh oven with oil, pepper and salt, or stir fired with other veggies in any asian dressing oyu wnat :D yummo

  7. La di da Avatar

    Sweet potato is also delicious in a fritatta. I chop it into small cubes, then steam in the microwave for a couple of minutes, then sautee in a pan with finely chopped brown onion, baby spinach, chopped bacon, corn kernels and garlic. Then add beaten eggs and bake. Delicious!

  8. E Avatar

    Turnips with butter and sea salt.


  9. crookedfinger Avatar

    OMG Sweet potatoes make the BEST fries! Especially when salted with sea salt. Yum! The flavor is so subtle and delightful…

  10. gfgrad Avatar

    Mmm. I love sweet potato fries. Not having a deep fryer here at home (yet- my birthday is coming up) I often make a baked version. I also second the brussels sprouts, except we halve them, toss them in olive oil+salt+pepper, and roast them at 375 for about 30 minutes (stir once so they don’t stick to the pan).

    Lately I’m on a Swiss chard and beets kick. A fast and super-easy side dish is to saute chopped chard leaves and a minced garlic clove in some coconut oil, and add in some salt and garam masala blend for seasoning. And I’ve been oven-roasting beets (unpeeled, wrapped in foil and set in a dish in case juices escape, about 1 hour at 375) and slicing them cold on salads. I always thought I hated greens and beets- turns out I hated soggy boiled greens and overcooked canned beets.

  11. Noel Lynne Figart Avatar

    I’m very fond of not only sweet potato fries, but sweet potatoes baked just like a regular potato and eaten with salt.

  12. KT Avatar

    Gobi Manchurian at an Indian place the other night – fried (I think) califlower with spicy sauce. So. Good!

    And chocolate covered dried plums (which I think is a non-prunish way of saying prunes?)

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