Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Dill Dipping Sauce

Posted by: EatFree

>> Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

Baked sweet potato fries can be notorious for being overly burnt on the outside without being creamy on the inside.  The goal is to get bake a fry that is perfectly crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside.  After some testing, I figured the best way to do this would be to use the double-fry French fry approach, in which the fries are first cooked at a lower temperature, cooled, and then cooked at a higher temperature.  Turns out that this method worked pretty well for these fries! Also I switched out a lot of the mayonnaise in this dipping sauce with nonfat Greek yogurt, which adds all the creamy, rich mouth feel without all the unnecessary amounts of fat.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup nonfat organic Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into thick matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons  oil, divided

Directions:

  1. Whisk together yogurt, mayo, garlic, dill, salt, and pepper.  Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow flavors to mingle.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.  Toss sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon of oil, salt, and pepper.  Spread out on baking sheet.  Use two baking sheets if necessary since you do not want to over-crowd pan.  Bake for one hour or until sweet potatoes are soft on the inside.  Flip over half way through cooking time.
  3. Allow sweet potatoes to cool completely to room temperature.  While sweet potatoes cool, preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Toss sweet potatoes with remaining one tablespoon of oil.  Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until crisp on the outside.  Flip halfway through cooking time.  Enjoy immediately with chilled dill dipping sauce!
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