Sweet ‘Tater Fries & Spicy Sriracha Ketchup

Dearest fellow ‘tater enthusiasts, 

I hear you. I see you. I am one of you. And yes–I’m here with a simply splendid spin on some sweet ‘taters guaranteed to please all the hungry mouths. The thing I like most about potatoes? They fit any food occasion. Breakfast? Hash-browns. Sweet potato covered in nut butter. Lunch and dinner? Baked. Fried. Boiled. Hashed. In soup. Raw….(okay, maybe not that one). Potluck? Potatoes. Bridal shower? Potatoes. Bachelor party? Manly potatoes. Baby shower? Lil baby potatoes.

Alright, I may be exaggerating slightly–but I do believe potatoes are a truly wonderful, versatile, crowd-pleasing food. Nutritionally speaking, potatoes are great sources of:

  • Potassium (more than bananas, in fact)
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber–if you eat them with the skin on (which can be especially delicious in this recipe!)

Sweet potatoes are also excellent sources of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene.

  • Nerdy nutrition side note: Beta-carotene is referred to as “provitamin A.” A provitamin is a substance found naturally in foods that the body can use to make a vitamin. Therefore, the beta-carotene from sweet potatoes is used to make the active form of vitamin A within the body. “Preformed vitamin A” can be found in meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products, and requires no conversion/activation within the body. Neat…right?

Anywho, back to the recipe. It’s a very simple, healthy twist on the traditional “fries” that we all crave from time to time. While they may not be a complete substitute for their deliciously crispy, fried relatives, they’re definitely something that deserves a chance–especially if potatoes are a staple at your dinner table. Bone apple teeth!! 

Yours chewly,

 

 

 

P.S. The biggest challenge? Trying not to eat them all on your own….(yeah, you beta [carotene] they’re that good).

 

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Sweet 'Tater Fries & Spicy Sriracha Ketchup
Course Sides
Cuisine Sides
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Sweet 'Tater Fries
  • 5 ea. Sweet potatoes -Small/medium-sized
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. McCormick Spice Pink Himalayan Sea Salt & Herb Blend*
  • to taste Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper -Optional, for added spice
  • Fresh parsley -Optional, chopped for garnish
Spicy Sriracha Ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Trader Joe's Cowboy Caviar
Course Sides
Cuisine Sides
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Sweet 'Tater Fries
  • 5 ea. Sweet potatoes -Small/medium-sized
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. McCormick Spice Pink Himalayan Sea Salt & Herb Blend*
  • to taste Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper -Optional, for added spice
  • Fresh parsley -Optional, chopped for garnish
Spicy Sriracha Ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Trader Joe's Cowboy Caviar
Instructions
Sweet 'Tater Fries
  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 400F. While things are warming up, wash the potatoes under warm water and pat dry.
  2. Slice the potatoes long-ways into pieces that are similar in size. In order for everything to cook evenly, try to make the slice sizes as uniform as possible--but let's be real, every potato is a little bit different, so some variation is expected (and okay).
  3. Place potato slices to a large mixing bowl. Add olive oil and spices. Toss so that every piece is lightly covered in oil and spice.
  4. Spread evenly on a lightly-greased baking sheet and place in oven for ~25-30 minutes total. About halfway through the cook time, remove from oven and give the 'taters a nice toss so they all receive an even suntan. Once time is up, remove from the oven and allow 5-10 minutes to cool. Fries should be soft to the fork touch.
Spicy Sriracha Ketchup
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl (or mug, if you wanna do things a little differently). Stir and serve as dipping sauce.
Recipe Notes

*This is a blend of herbs and spices from McCormick that I love. It's a staple in my spice cabinet and goes well on just about anything. Word to the wise: a little bit goes a long way--it's fairly salty and packs a decent spicy kick. If you'd like to try it out, great! If you'd rather swap it for good 'ole faithful salt & pepper--that's great too.



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