This was originally posted on election day four years ago, but I’m updating and bringing it forward because I have the same message for you today and these oven-baked sweet potato fries with rosemary and garlic are just as appealing to me now as they were back then. These delicious baked sweet potato fries have so much flavor, you’ll never miss that they aren’t deep-fried.
First of all, if you’re reading this post and you haven’t voted yet, I’d prefer that you bookmark this recipe, go find your local polling place, then come back and read this later. Really. Go vote!
I’ve made several versions of these over the years but this batch is by far the best. As usual, it’s the simplest combination of ingredients that makes me the happiest. If you’ve never eaten oven-baked sweet potato fries, you need to know that they won’t be as crispy as the deep-fried restaurant version. But I think the flavor of these can’t be beat and I don’t even miss the crunch.
For those of us who aren’t huge fans of sweet potato dishes that are overly sweet, this is the perfect way to reap the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes and still enjoy a savory snack.
And what kind of food blogger would I be if I didn’t include a quick recipe for a Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce? You’ll find it at the very end of this post. You’re welcome.
Combine finely chopped rosemary leaves, kosher salt, and one garlic clove then pound and grind them together to form a paste.
In a small bowl, mix the rosemary garlic paste with the olive oil.
Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise into 1/2 inch slices.
Stacking two slices together, cut potatoes into 1/2 inch strips.
Put the cut sweet potatoes into a large bowl and add the rosemary garlic oil mixture.
Now toss the potatoes until they are evenly coated with the oil mixture.
Spread the potatoes out on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Roast the sweet potato fries in a 425 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Check them every ten minutes, and stir or turn them if they appear to be getting dark on the bottom. Watch carefully towards the end because they can burn quickly!
Although these fries are great on their own, who doesn’t enjoy a special dipping sauce every now and again? Ranch would work well, but I really enjoyed the buttermilk blue cheese dressing that’s served with sweet potato fries at one of my favorite local restaurants, Urban Solace. If you live in San Diego and you’ve never been there, be sure to check out their Sunday Bluegrass Brunch for some great food, great atmosphere, and great music!
Around the Web:
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries from Dani Spies
- Curried Sweet Potato Fries from Green Lite Bites
- Parmesan Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries from Sarah’s Cucina Bella
- Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries with Horseradish Sauce from A Veggie Venture
- Grilled Sweet Potato Fries from Kirsten’s Home Cooking