Crispy Oven Baked Spiced Sweet Potato Fries and Light Blue Cheese Dip


 

Before you object to this saying that oven baked fries are  limp and overcooked . I had struggled  with the soggy mess syndrome until I learned I a little trick. This is to  lightly coat the fries with cornstarch .

As you can see above, the potatoes will reduce in size. However you result in a fry which much more resemblance  of a traditional deep fried sweet potato fry. Once cooked I toss them in a spice mix to add a little heat.

To cut through the heat and just because, I served the fries with blue cheese dip. By using greek yogurt you get the creaminess of mayonnaise without the fat. I also use buttermilk which is similar creaminess as heavy cream plus a nice tangy flavor with no fat.

Crispy Oven Baked Spiced Sweet Potato Fries 

Ingredients

For Fries

3 large sweet potatoes cut until medium strips
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons olive oil

For Spice Mix

1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Slice the sweet potatoes. You can use a mandolin here or just by hand.

Place them in bag and sprinkle in the cornstarch.Shake the bag until covered. Place the cornstarch covered fries on a baking sheet.

Drizzle them with enough olive oil to cover them completely, but just lightly. 

Spread them evenly on the baking sheet leaving enough space between them for air to circulate (otherwise you’ll have soggy fries)….it might take two baking sheets. Bake for 15-25 minutes until golden brown.

While potatoes bake, combine spices.

Once fries are done, toss with spice mix and serve.

Light Blue Cheese Dip/Dressing

Ingredients

1/3 cup nonfat greek yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese, (1 ounce)

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until desired consistency ( I like it a little chunky).

*I actually worked out the calories in this and there are 38 calories per 2 tablespoons

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50 thoughts on “Crispy Oven Baked Spiced Sweet Potato Fries and Light Blue Cheese Dip

  1. That’s awesome! You have such a talent for cooking! I’ll definitely be following you:)
    I love the potato fries, they are delicious!
    and I’m 16years old. It’s rare that I find a high school kid like myself haha

  2. Sounds great! I love baked sweet potato fries. Also (I haven’t tried this with sweet potatoes but) soaking sliced russet or yukon potatoes in a bowl of water for a bit before baking also helps them get crispier.

  3. I love baking sweet potato fries also! And, they’re one of my toddler son’s favorite foods! Thanks for the cornstarch tip! I have also found that cutting the potatoes into thin slices helps too!

  4. These look fabulous!! I just enjoyed sweet potato fries, out to dinner with my family over the weekend. I will definitely try these at home. So impressed with your love of cooking — looking forward to seeing more from you. BTW, thanks for stopping by Squirrel Circus this week!

  5. Wow this looks delish! I too am a big dessert fan (as you can probably tell from my blog haha) but sweet potato fries are my weakness as well. I want to try this recipe ASAP!

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and for introducing me to yours. I’m definitely going to try your sweet potato fries.
    Lillian
    lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

  7. Sweet potato fries are my absolute favorite…I’m currently embarking on a project where I review the sweet potato fries at every restaurant I visit in Chicago :)

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