Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce & Mustard Trio


Here's a healthy take on the oh so evil french fry. Instead of frying, I baked them and instead of using russet potatoes, I used sweet potatoes. Though they're not as crispy as the real thing, they're every bit as tasty. On the plus side, sweet potatoes are very nutritionally balanced. I prefer this method to busting out the Fry Daddy any day (just another one of my single-tasking kitchen appliances that's permanently in hibernation, sigh!). For this appetizer, I sliced up two large sweet potatoes, drizzled them with olive oil, fresh thyme, chili powder, cracked pepper and sea salt. I baked these at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes, making sure to check on them at ten minute intervals. Once they were golden brown, I tossed them with some more sea salt and some chopped parsley. Some sauted garlic would have been good too, now that I think of it. To accompany the fries, I roasted up a red bell pepper and gave it a whirl in the food processer with some homemade yogurt cheese. Creamy and sweet. Since I'm a huge mustard fan, I also served it with whole grain, dijon and plain ol' yellow mustard. These were very well received by B and me. Neither of us can ever pass up the sweet potato fries when we're at the Father's Office or The Counter  (both have excellent sweet potato fries).

*Is it just me or do french fries made from sweet potatoes just not seem like junk food?*


  • Take Care Mama

    25 Jul 2007 09:07 am

    Sweet potato fries with salt, pepper and warm honey is a favorite treat in this house. Yum!

  • JoJo

    25 Jul 2007 11:07 am

    These sound delicious, gonna try this out tonight!  Thanks Julie

  • foxsydee

    25 Jul 2007 03:07 pm

    [this is good] ooh….so nice to see someone else does this too!  I prefer sweet potato or yam fries to normal russet potato fries.  We do something similiar to this…usually coat them in olive oil, garlic, various herbs, and some sea salt.  My sister makes these and serves them with miso gravy which is yummers…but you can dip them in anything…or not.   I kinda like them without dip sometimes.

  • Sudie

    25 Jul 2007 05:07 pm

    [this is good] I’ve just added sweet potatoes to my grocery list!  Thanks for the good ideas.

  • julie

    25 Jul 2007 05:07 pm

    Hi BlackSquirrelGallery! I love honey. That sounds so good. I’ll have to try that the next time around. Scored a huge jar of buckwheat honey at the farmer’s market.

    Thanks, JoJo! Hope you like them as much as I do. :) Let me know what you decide to season yours with.

    Foxsydee, you’ve got my attention now. Miso gravy? Do you have a recipe? Sounds like it’d go really well with the sweetness of the potatoes.

    Hey Sudie, You’ll have to let me know how they turn out. I’m all about yummy food that’s EASY too!

  • Poignant Reconciliation

    25 Jul 2007 05:07 pm

    [this is good] I had these at a restaurant in Sausalito..excellent!!

  • Cloud Fish

    26 Jul 2007 09:07 am

    Interesting… I’m a potato lover, but I’ve never tried sweet potato. Do you think I should at least try it? :)

  • The Casual Baker

    02 Aug 2007 01:08 am

    We frequently enjoy sweet potato fries in our household too, often with chili cumin ketchup!

  • Alai

    16 Aug 2008 12:08 pm

    [esto es genial] We do sweet potato fries at home, too. I love to dip them in Sriracha sauce!!!


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