summer cooking // sweet potato fries - Color Me Meg

summer cooking // sweet potato fries

 i’m sure i’m not the only one who craves sweet potato fries like water…
so, i had cut up a ton of these one night and we tried it a few different ways,
i don’t think we are done with the experiment,
but here’s how it went…
we have done them before just naked in the oven,
and they are ok. ours fried to a {black} crisp actually…
so we tried the corn starch method,
the way we usually find them in restaurants…
and added some lawry’s,
cause i was raised to think things should be seasoned…

soaked the little guys in water for about 15 minutes,
just to get em going…

dropped a handful in a bag with a spoonful or two of corn starch,
shake it around,
drizzled some olive oil on them and tossed them around…
and the most important part:
lay them on a non-stick pan without letting any of them touch!
{this was the trick i watched paula deen teach while in our research…}
no wonder ours were always so soggy!

they go in a 425 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes 
{watch em closely though!}
then “flip” them, and let em go another 5. 

when they come out, sprinkle some lawry’s on em for good measure…

and then our “secret sauce” we use for dipping.
it’s really just a kicked up fry sauce, if you’re from utah,
or a sort of campfire sauce, if you eat at red robin…
equal parts mayo and ketchup, mix in the heat.
{tapatio is hands down our favorite. 
hence the over-sized, almost-empty bottle…}
don’t skimp on the heat if  you can handle it…

what i would do next time:
let them “cool” either on a cooling rack all spread out, to stay crispy.
or maybe even try the flash frying in oil after they are baked…
these will soften up quick once they all get together again,
but they were so good, i didn’t care so much…

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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

3 comments on summer cooking // sweet potato fries

  1. Caprene
    August 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm (6 years ago)

    The Church Office Building introduced my friends and I to another kind of fry sauce – a good BBQ sauce + mayo. You should try that sometime as well. Yummy stuff. I am excited to try the normal style with Tapatio.

    • Meg @ BigRedClifford
      August 14, 2012 at 6:14 pm (6 years ago)

      Oh I have heard of this, but we always forget to try it! I think that might actually be what red robin does too. I think a spicy sweet baby rays would be amazing! doing it! 😉

  2. Stacia Liechty
    August 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm (6 years ago)

    My mouth is watering! These look too tasty! Just put sweet potatoes on my shopping list!