If you are anything like me, you have a thing for fries. So many different, delicious, fried potatoes. Yes, it is a decadent treat – I know this. However, it is so bad for us. Luckily, there is a better way to enjoy that crispy and starchy goodness with way fewer calories.
These Oven Sweet Potato Steak Fries are perfect for settling your french fry craving, without breaking your diet.
Need the yellow/white stuff instead of the super food properties of sweet potatoes? I feel ya’! I have some delicious oven roasted regular potato recipes, too. 🙂
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- steak seasoning
- paleo mayonaise
- clean BBQ sauce
- hot sauce/buffalo sauce (i like to make a dip with buffalo and one without)
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More Delicious Steak Fries Recipes:
Steak Fries Must Have Resources:
4 in 1 Wonder Chop – Chop, Dice, Fine Chopper and Fruit Wedger
Set of eight 6.25-ounce glass bowls with eight plastic lids – perfect for holding different toppings
Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware, Baking Sheet, 2-Piece Set
It would also be a great pre-meal appetizer to enjoy before eating this one-dish Chicken Teriyaki Skillet Recipe.
What dip pairs well with sweet potato fries?
Sweet potato fries offer a delicious and nutritious alternative to regular French fries. When looking for the perfect dip for your sweet potato fries, it’s important to consider the potatoes’ natural sweetness.
An ideal choice is one that will perfectly balance out this sweetness without overpowering it – something like a creamy herb-infused yogurt dip or tzatziki.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for something more savory, try combining mustard, ketchup, and other condiments to make a savory but slightly tangy drizzle or dip that pairs perfectly with sweet potato fries.
What is the texture of sweet potato fries?
Sweet potato fries have a crunchy yet soft texture, making them a popular side dish or snack. The outer layer of the fry is typically lightly crisp when cooked to perfection, providing an exterior contrast to the soft tenderness within.
Additionally, sweet potatoes maintain their sweetness, bringing the natural sweetness even further when the fries are dusted with salt and other seasonings.
Thus, the balance between texture and flavor is what really makes sweet potato fries so delicious.
How do you reheat leftover sweet potato fries?
Reheating leftover sweet potato fries is simple; however, it must be done correctly to create a texture almost as good as freshly made.
An oven is the recommended method for reheating and transforming the crunch of sweet potato fries. Preheat to 375˚F, and spread the leftovers on a sheet pan in an even layer, ensuring the potatoes are not overlapping or touching too much.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until they become crispy. Alternatively, you can use an air fryer to reheat your sweet potatoes with only 4-6 minutes required at 400˚F.
For either reheating method, be sure to check every few minutes after baking due to potential differences in oven temperatures.
How do I know when sweet potato fries are done cooking?
Checking the doneness of sweet potato fries can be done by examining their crispness and color. Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet but will become sweeter as they cook.
When cooked properly, the outside should be golden-brown and slightly crispy with a fork-tender inside, giving you a flavorful fry.
Should I let the fries cool down before eating them?
Regarding the widely beloved and widely consumed French fry, there are two camps: those who like them hot and crispy and those who prefer allowing their fries to cool down before indulging.
Both have merits. Eating a crisp fry immediately requires no wait time, an appealing proposition when hunger pangs are accompanied by a lack of patience; however, this decision can mean sacrificing flavor since French fries contain steam released when they cool down.
Subsequently, the flavor improves markedly over time as they cool off. Thus, weighing the options between speed and taste reveals why allowing fries to cool down before eating provides arguably a more enjoyable experience than instantly digging in.
What seasonings pair well with these sweet potato wedges?
I’m all about adding new fun flavors to these golden brown delicious fries. Garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, kosher salt, and even some cayenne pepper are some of my favorites to top on these thick fries.
You can easily create new recipes with the best results by trying out new flavors. Air fryer recipes are really versatile and take on the flavor well. Since these fries are thick cut, you might have to add a bit more to get the flavor to carry.
And don’t forget the dipping sauce! You can use Heinz ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce to really bring out the flavor.
Make sure that you follow the cooking time and put them in a single layer in the air fryer basket for the best results. I assure you that this recipe is a great addition to any meal and is loaded with satisfying crispness. This is one of the best air fryer potato recipes.
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- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 3 T olive oil
- 1 tsp steak seasoning
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary finely chopped
- 1 C paleo mayo
- 4-5 T clean BBQ sauce
- 1 T hot sauce/buffalo sauce optional
Preheat oven to 450 deg F.
Wash and pat dry sweet potatoes. Cut into wedges.
Toss potatoes with olive oil, steak seasoning, and salt.
Line a cookie sheet with tin foil, then top with a baking rack. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on top of the rack.
Bake at 450 deg F for 30 - 35 min, or until edges of potatoes start to crisp.
For extra crispiness turn oven to broil and continue cooking for 3-5 min, checking the potatoes after every minute.
Season with fresh rosemary right out of the oven (if you wait too long the rosemary won't stick).
For the dipping sauce mix paleo mayo, BBQ sauce and hot sauce together in a bowl.
Serve while hot, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 694Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 43gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 1647mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 4gSugar: 34gProtein: 3g