Baked Sweet Potato Fries w/ Honey-Meyer Lemon Dipping Sauce Recipe

We made these fries over the weekend with steak and everybody liked them.  The burnt fries seemed to be the best.  The well-done version were crispier while the others were a bit limp.  From research I found that if you crowd the cookie sheets the sweet potatoes tend to steam rather than bake to a crisp. Also don’t put anything else in the oven with them as they can garner moisture.  A lot of folks have this problem with baking sweet potato fries and wrote about it here on this thread on Chowhound: Why don’t my sweet potato fries get crispy?

  • For Crispy Sweet Potato Fries (much more work and probably less healthy):  … no par boiling, no baking, just cut, soaked in water for about 20 minutes, dredged in cornstarch and minutes, wonderful sweet potato crunchy goodness!  Then you would have to coat them afterward with the spice mixture!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey-Meyer Lemon Dipping Sauce Recipe

  • 1 lb peeled sweet potatoes cut into wedges (not peeled) about 1/2 in” thick will make them crispy
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Combine cumin, oregano, coriander, salt, parsley, and pepper in a small bowl.
Wash sweet potatoes and remove any dark blemishes but you don’t need to peel them.  Place sweet potatoes in a plastic bag and drizzle with olive oil until well-coated.  Sprinkle seasoning mixture in the bag and coat the sweet potatoes.
Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer so that pieces are not touching each other on the cookie sheet.  Give the fries space because if they are too close together they will steam instead of getting crisy. Place pan in oven and bake for 15 minutes.  Use a metal spatula to gently flip fries and then return pan to oven. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until fries are starting to lightly brown and crisp.  Remove pan from oven and cool 5 minutes.  Serve immediately.
Honey-Meyer Lemon Dipping Sauce
  • 6oz sour cream
  • 1 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Tbs honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbs fresh Meyer lemon ( lemon or lime would work too)
  • 1 tsp Meyer lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp parsley (fresh or dried)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Mix all ingredients to taste.  I upped the cumin and lemon juice in the ingredient list to give it more taste.

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