Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sweet Potato Fries #giveaway #veggies #recipe @VictoriaAbbott



Sweet potatoes are our favorite veggie.  We simmer them in soup, whip them like mashed potatoes, turn them into casseroles, you name it.  We love them every way. In restaurants we often order sweet potato fries with spicy mayo or aioli.  Now we’ve discovered how easy it is to make these at home, without a deep fryer.  Just sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh thyme. All natural and so delicious. After a bit of experimentation and fiddling with cooking times and temps, this is our result.  


Sweet Potato “Fries” 

4 small or three medium sweet potatoes
1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt
4 -5 springs of fresh thyme (or 2 teaspoons dried thyme)
½ cup good quality mayonnaise
1/8 - 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 450 F. 

Cut sweet potatoes into fry shapes, long and fairly thin. 


Place on a cookie sheet or baking dish, but don't crowd them.  Coat lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh thyme.




Bake for about 20 minutes, turn and bake for about 15 minutes more.

Stir cayenne into mayo in a small dish.    

Serve sweet potato fries hot as a snack or as a side.  We have done both!
For this meal we paired them with small tenderloin steaks and sautéed mushroom.  We felt like we had our own private bistro in Paris!



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41 comments:

  1. Delicious sweet potato recipe! Yes, I eat veggies - a lot of people seem to misinterpret my username, so I'm clearing it up right now, haha. Gorgeous vegetable dish and fabulous books as well! EMS591@aol.com

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    1. LOL, Liz. I have been wondering about your cheerful comments and your name. Thanks!

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  2. Lovely recipe. We turn our sweet potatoes and 'regular' potatoes into fries often. My kids have no imagination. It's fries, mashed, or baked. Each time I try to do it a bit different. But our fave has been garlic, and Italian Seasoning. Toss everything into a big plastic ziploc shake good and turn out on foil lined cookie sheet. I use 425. But will give this a try. Hadn't thought about using a dip. But mayo with cayenne? THAT I know my son would love. The spicer the better. Sometimes I have taken a small batch of potatoes and sprinkled them with chili powder and cooked them on the side for him. But the rest of us aren't that 'adventuresome'. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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    1. All these ideas are great, Della! I'll try your suggestions too. We all love to change it up. Cheers!

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  3. Hi ! Great to see you again! These are wonderful...we have made regular fries and ships for years..but never this type..which is just as easy! And colorful...
    the3beersus (at) yahoo(dot) com.

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    1. Hey SueAnn! Hope you like them and it's always good to see you here. Hugs.

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  4. I make sweet potatoes all the time but usually just bake them whole.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  5. I love my french fries & I will certainly have to try this one. Thanks for this generous chance. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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