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Dip for Sweet Potato Fries

I plan to make some sweet potato oven fries. Any suggestions for a dip to serve with them?


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  1. made them on Sunday with burgers.. I made a garlic aioli. YUM. I scooped some mayo into a bowl, hit it with crushed garlic, cayenne and fresh lemon juice and let it sit in the fridge to merry. Scrumptrulecent!

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    1. re: chelleyd01

      That sounds wonderful! I am makin them tomorrow so I will give that a try!

    2. Giada has a delicious recipe for sweet potato fries with basil salt and garlic mayo. Check out the food network site.

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      1. re: mojoeater

        I've used that recipe many times and I love it with my sweet potato fries!

        1. re: CreativeFoodie42

          Nutmeg Mayo
          Nutmeg, Lemon Juice, Lemon zest, salt pepper, allspice, cinnamon, vegetable oil, egg yolk.

        1. Bleu cheese dressing. The sweet with the salty of the cheese and the tart snap of lemon i put in my dressing is so beautiful together.

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          1. Cajun mayo...The spice is the perfect foil to the sweet potato.

            Then again-good ol' sour cream sure hits the spot when eating sweet potato fries from Allen's in TO.

              1. re: MRS

                Maple is the big trend here, but then it tastes more like breakfast to me.

              2. This is so plebeian, but I love them with plain old Heinz. If not Heinz, I would go with something garlicky.

                1. Malted vinegar with grey salt sprinkled over oven hot sweet potato fries is delicious.

                  1. Homemade honey mustard (just add honey to your favorite mustard (I like creole style that is coarse ground). I nice compliment to the fries.

                    1. I have a recipe on my blog:

                      And here is the aioli recipe!

                      Garlic Curry Aioli:
                      1/4 cup light mayo or miracle whip
                      2 small (or 1 large) garlic clove, mashed to a paste with salt, or use garlic powder
                      Juice from 1/2 lemon
                      Dash of black pepper
                      1 tsp curry power, or more to taste
                      1 dash cayenne pepper
                      Sea salt to taste

                      If using fresh garlic, mash garlic into a fine paste with the side of a knife on a cutting board, using salt as an abrasive. Mix all ingredients together, serve with fries.

                      1. Banana Catsup. Trust me on this one. Poleng Lounge in San Francisco serves banana catsup with sweet potato fries and it's a perfect fit. I have recreated it by simply adding some mashed banana and cayenne pepper to a basic store bought bottle. Not bad but maybe Poleng would share their recipe.

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                        1. re: allyally

                          now that they've shuttered, perhaps they will share!! My favorite pairing, too. And now my favorite incarnation of it is lost and gone! :( At least the fries part can be quickly recreated.

                          1. re: CuteBanana

                            i've seen "banana catsup" in asian stores. it is from the philippines, and here is also a recipe: http://panlasangpinoy.com/2009/06/04/...

                        2. Chipotle mayo! Just whirr up a can of chipotles in adobo sauce, and mix with mayo (or make your own mayo and add the chipotles). Something about chipotles and sweet potatoes is magic.

                          1. chipotle-lime mayo. Mix with either penzey's chipotle powder (very good) or some canned chipotles with the juice. Mix in some lime. YUM!!

                              1. when I lived in Sydney ever place seemed to have potato wedges that were served with both sour cream and sweet chili sauce, so good. I bet it would be great with sweet potato fries.

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                                1. Here's a strange but very delicious one:
                                  Mix plain yogurt with a bit of maple syrup, add ground cumin, a dash of cayenne, finely chopped cilantro and salt & pepper to taste.

                                  That unusual flavor combination with the crispy sweet potato is quite incredible! It's good over roasted squash, too.

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                                  1. re: janejane

                                    a yogurt, maple, and cayenne mix is my preferred dip. it's so wonderful.

                                  2. As mentioned above, chipotle mayo. Made with the bottled chipotle sauce (the dark brown stuff that says "very hot" on the outside), and half yogurt/half mayo.

                                    The "strange but delicious" one above sounds great.

                                    1. I like them with sour cream and a bit of brown sugar. Although, the maple syrup from above would work nicely, too.

                                      1. Lemoniase (bought at a organic food shop) & ketchup....also sprinkle some curry powder on them while they are cooking, another option is chili powder sprinkled on them while they are cooking.

                                        1. oh, i love fried sweet potato...I just love them with sprinkle of brown sugar! No dipping sauce for me as it overpowers the flavor of sweet potato..

                                          1. Raspberry vinegar. It's delicioius with sweet potatoes,

                                            1. My favorite diner douses them with a maple sauce with pecans. I crave it constantly and I am not that big of a sweet potato gal.

                                              1. I tried a few different things and found my favorite to be good old teriyaki sauce (the thicker marinade sauce). The tanginess was very good with the sweetness of the fries. I haven't tried it yet, but I think a BBQ sauce would be good as well.

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                                                1. re: ChandraSloan

                                                  My favorite place serves them with honey lime dressing...very tasty.
                                                  Honey, Lime, lime zest, and mayo

                                                  1. re: ChandraSloan

                                                    I just ate at a burger place that served their sweet potato fries with a pumpkin dip. It was like eating a little bit of Thanksgiving.

                                                  2. Just did this the other day with roasted sweet potato wedges, and it was nicely spicy and tangy....mixed whole grain mustard with plain low-fat yogurt, a smidge of mayonnaise and a healthy dose of Madras curry powder.

                                                    1. 1 chipotle in adobo blended into a cup of greek yogurt

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                                                      1. re: yamalam

                                                        yes! slightly different than my recipe but spicy greek yogurt is definitely the way to go.

                                                      2. The county fair serves these with marsshmallow cream.

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                                                        1. re: Brandon Nelson

                                                          How do you cook your homecut sweet fries? I cannot get that perfect fry by baking them.
                                                          have tried various methods and they are either burnt or soggy. Cookie sheets/stonebaking pans etc.

                                                        2. I've started using a riff on Utah Fry Sauce for a lot of things - mayo, ketchup, and sriracha.

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                                                          1. re: shanagain

                                                            I am looking for a recipe for Utah Fry Sauce - can you share proportions!!! =D

                                                            1. re: Errsela

                                                              No recipe, unfortunately - unless "a generous plop of mayo, followed by a good squirt of ketchup, plus sriracha to taste" counts. But basically, it's more mayo than ketchup, and more ketchup than sriracha. And it's ridiculously good.

                                                          2. Peanut Sauce is my favorite dip so far on sweet potato fries.

                                                            1. Americans have a fascination with covering up the natural flavors of food. Try something different and highlight the food you are serving. Just toss with a small amount of sea salt, a dash of white pepper and serve them as nature intended them to be; mouth watering and scrumptious.

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                                                              1. re: RetiredChef

                                                                >>"""Americans have a fascination with covering up the natural flavors of food."""<<<<

                                                                retired chef, why do you say this?

                                                                  1. re: yakitat jack

                                                                    It is really amazing when you just use salt and pepper, and maybe a smidge of butter, how delicious vegetables can be. It was a backwards journey for me.

                                                                    1. re: coll

                                                                      But that is the point of a dip, it is optional. The OP isn't asking for a sauce to glob on

                                                                  2. re: alkapal

                                                                    Because. You are an infidel. Or an in-food-el, as it were.

                                                                    Silly. Don't you know? We're going completely backwards in our culinary journey these days. A fried sweet potato with a smidgen of sea salt is the height of perfection.

                                                                    Just don't tell the French, what with their silly sauces and whatnot.

                                                                    Sorry, but I'm calling ENOUGH right now. This site has just become absurd.

                                                                    Pardon me while I go amaze and amuse my guests with my absolutely UH.MAZ.ING roasted chicken. (That amazes and amuses my Grandmother, possibly.)

                                                                  3. re: RetiredChef

                                                                    don't forget the cinnamon, cayenne, and celery salt. or Old Bay!

                                                                    1. re: RetiredChef

                                                                      The best comment I've seen and of course it comes from a chef. Naked it is!

                                                                    2. Had them served with Wasabi Mayo from TJ's. You could easily make your own.

                                                                      1. A mixture of mayo, lime juice and sriracha.

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                                                                        1. re: meatn3

                                                                          That sounds perfect, or maybe greek yogurt instead of the mayo. I've had crabcakes served with a similar sauce and it was delicious

                                                                          1. re: yamalam

                                                                            I use it to lightly dress a salad of black beans, roasted tomatoes and steamed sweet potato. This is placed over mixed greens with a flaked portion of leftover grilled salmon, then garnished with those fried potato things in a can from Trader Joe's. I've been binging on this like crazy lately!

                                                                            The Greek yogurt would be good!

                                                                        2. The first place I had sweet potato fries was Boston Beer Works, and they served them with raspberry vinegar to good effect. There was a place in DC that served them with either sour cream or butter, and I added fresh ground black pepper. That worked well, too. My SIL's restaurant in Maitland, FL, serves them with ketchup.

                                                                          I think this goes to show you that sweet potato fries can be served with any number of sauces.

                                                                          1. Liptauer!

                                                                            Just tried this combination last week, and it was delicious!!

                                                                            1. There's a great little cafe in Gainesville, FL that serves their crispy thin sweet potato fries with a sour cream dill dip. I've been gone since 2003 but I still go back to Cafe Gardens for their sweet potato fries and dill dip!

                                                                              1. Eat them with some curry ketchup. They are delicious this way :)

                                                                                1. Old-fashioned Southern horseradish dip for sweet potato fries:

                                                                                  Equal parts mayo and sour cream with a dash of ketchup, and for each cup of sauce add:
                                                                                  1-2 Tb prepared horseradish
                                                                                  1-2 tsp brown sugar
                                                                                  fresh ground black pepper to taste

                                                                                  1. Straight up with a little sea salt is my vote... but if you're feeling saucy, you can never go wrong with... homemade spicy ranch! Sour cream, buttermilk powder, minced garlic, fresh dill, a little onion powder, and a liberal squeeze of sriracha... yum!

                                                                                    1. Curry dip. I use 1/2 greek yogurt, 1/2 mayo, salt, pepper, garlic and curry powder to taste. If you make 1 full cup of dressing, I would use about a tbsp curry powder.

                                                                                      1. I like sweet potato fries (oven baked) with a spicy, tomato based sauce.

                                                                                        1. Although you may get many more suggestions, Thai Spicy Peanut Sauce was born for Sweet Potato Fries! Don't deny yourself this combo...enjoy.

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