For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to make sweet potato fries and after whipping these guys up last night, I’m not quite sure what was stopping me. This is one of the simplest snacks to prepare and if done right, is pretty darn healthy. All you need to do is chop up some sweet potatoes, toss with olive oil and seasonings of choice and place them in the oven to bake, flipping once or twice. Since I had some time to kill while these were baking, I thought I would make some tasty dips for my french fry dinner.
Being that Greek yogurt is my go-to ingredient for dips, I started there and decided to make a sweet dip and a savory one. For the sweet dip, I simply drizzled in a little agave and sprinkled in some pumpkin pie spice for some nice flavor. As for the savory, I threw a baby shallot in with the fries to roast and half way through, took it out and placed it in the food processor with Greek yogurt and some of the black garlic that I had left in my kitchen. The result was a tangy and savory dip with a touch of sweet. Both went perfectly with the fries which I seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika and a touch of pumpkin pie spice. If you don’t have access to black garlic, roasted garlic would be great in this dip as well. Here’s how to make the fries and dips…
Sweet Potato Fries:
3 large sweet potatoes
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake for about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Watch the fries towards the end to make sure they don’t burn. If you are making the black garlic and roasted shallot Greek yogurt dip below, place shallot (skinned and cut in half) on the pan with the fries and remove after 15 minutes.
Pumpkin Pie Spice & Agave Greek Yogurt Dip:
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp agave
Stir ingredients together and serve.
Black Garlic & Roasted Shallot Greek Yogurt Dip:
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 small shallot roasted (see above)
5 -6 cloves of black garlic
Place all ingredients in a food processor, blend until smooth and serve.