Sweet Potato Fries

When I was planning my Chicken Paninis I wanted to serve them with a different side.  Here’s a simple recipe for Sweet Potato Fries.  I also made up a chipotle sauce to serve with the fries (see recipe below) The smoky sauce with the sweet fries is a nice combination….and come to think of it, would make a nice sauce on a different panini…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Potato Fries (serves 4-6)

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, halved and cut into strips
  • 1 Tblsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tblsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the sweet potato strips ino a large plastic bag. Sprinkle with cornstarch.  Shake the bag until all strips are dusted.
  3. Place the cornstarch dusted fries on a lightly greased baking sheet(s).
  4. Drizzle them with the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Toss to combine.
  5. Spread the fries evenly on baking sheet(s).  Don’t overcrowd the baking sheets – or they won’t crisp up enough.
  6. Bake for 15-25 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Serve warm with chipotle sauce (below)

Chipotle Sauce:  Mix 1/2 cup mayonaise with 2 Tblsp ketchup. Add 3/8 tsp chipotle powder and blend. Taste and fix seasonings – remember the flavor will intensify after resting.  Refrigerate until ready to serve – ideally at least 30 minutes so flavors can meld.

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