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Dip for Sweet Potato Fries

marthadumptruck Mar 5, 2007 12:13 PM

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


  1. chelleyd01 Mar 5, 2007 12:15 PM

    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
      Suzie Mar 5, 2007 12:17 PM

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

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      mojoeater Mar 5, 2007 12:18 PM

      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
        CreativeFoodie42 Jul 31, 2009 06:38 AM

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

        1. re: CreativeFoodie42
          McBoingBoing Feb 2, 2010 03:06 PM

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

      2. coastie Mar 5, 2007 12:19 PM

        onion "catsup"

        1. krissywats Mar 5, 2007 01:34 PM

          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. re: krissywats
            coastie Mar 5, 2007 01:39 PM

            I bet a good BC would be good!!

          2. troutpoint Mar 5, 2007 01:50 PM

            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.

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              MRS Mar 5, 2007 01:50 PM

              Maple mayo

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              1. re: MRS
                coll Nov 18, 2009 09:25 AM

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

              2. Amuse Bouches Mar 5, 2007 02:55 PM

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

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                  HillJ Mar 5, 2007 02:57 PM

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

                  1. TonyO Mar 5, 2007 03:00 PM

                    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. HomeCookKirsten Mar 5, 2007 03:02 PM

                      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. allyally Mar 5, 2007 03:35 PM

                        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
                          CuteBanana May 19, 2010 07:17 PM

                          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
                            alkapal May 20, 2010 04:05 AM

                            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. Niki in Dayton Mar 5, 2007 03:55 PM

                          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. IndyGirl Mar 5, 2007 03:58 PM

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

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                              piccola Mar 5, 2007 04:21 PM

                              Spicy peanut sauce

                              1. Lyndalh Mar 5, 2007 04:30 PM

                                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. re: Lyndalh
                                  jvanderh Feb 2, 2010 06:43 PM


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                                  janejane Mar 5, 2007 04:54 PM

                                  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
                                    beelzebozo Jul 30, 2009 01:36 PM

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

                                  2. waver Mar 5, 2007 05:38 PM

                                    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. leanneabe Mar 5, 2007 06:30 PM

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

                                      1. MiniMom Mar 6, 2007 10:51 AM

                                        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. Monica Mar 6, 2007 10:57 AM

                                          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. pamalamb Mar 6, 2007 11:00 AM

                                            Raspberry vinegar. It's delicioius with sweet potatoes,

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                                              JABDDD Mar 6, 2007 11:07 AM

                                              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.

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                                                ChandraSloan Feb 24, 2009 11:32 PM

                                                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
                                                  LaLa Feb 25, 2009 03:22 PM

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

                                                  1. re: ChandraSloan
                                                    janetms383 Jul 30, 2009 03:08 PM

                                                    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.

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                                                    4Snisl Feb 25, 2009 04:17 PM

                                                    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. yamalam Jul 30, 2009 04:20 PM

                                                      1 chipotle in adobo blended into a cup of greek yogurt

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                                                      1. re: yamalam
                                                        beelzebozo Jul 30, 2009 04:25 PM

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

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                                                        Brandon Nelson Jul 30, 2009 11:38 PM

                                                        The county fair serves these with marsshmallow cream.

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                                                        1. re: Brandon Nelson
                                                          MiniMom Nov 13, 2009 06:28 AM

                                                          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. shanagain Nov 13, 2009 07:27 AM

                                                          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
                                                            Errsela Jan 28, 2012 01:52 PM

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

                                                            1. re: Errsela
                                                              shanagain Jan 28, 2012 09:29 PM

                                                              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.

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                                                            carlalala Nov 17, 2009 07:11 AM

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

                                                            1. RetiredChef Nov 17, 2009 08:08 AM

                                                              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
                                                                alkapal Nov 18, 2009 05:30 AM

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

                                                                retired chef, why do you say this?

                                                                1. re: alkapal
                                                                  yakitat jack Dec 3, 2009 10:38 PM

                                                                  Because he is right.

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                                                                    coll Dec 4, 2009 01:38 AM

                                                                    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
                                                                      yamalam Dec 14, 2009 12:20 PM

                                                                      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
                                                                    shanagain Dec 14, 2009 08:33 PM

                                                                    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
                                                                    ChristinaMason Dec 14, 2009 12:27 PM

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

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                                                                      mervin23 Dec 16, 2011 09:34 PM

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

                                                                    2. toodie jane Nov 17, 2009 08:47 AM

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

                                                                      1. meatn3 Dec 4, 2009 08:46 PM

                                                                        A mixture of mayo, lime juice and sriracha.

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                                                                        1. re: meatn3
                                                                          yamalam Dec 14, 2009 12:22 PM

                                                                          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
                                                                            meatn3 Dec 14, 2009 05:51 PM

                                                                            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!

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                                                                          MMaineroe Dec 12, 2009 03:45 PM

                                                                          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. ChristinaMason Dec 14, 2009 12:26 PM


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

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                                                                              jessicam29 Dec 14, 2009 12:51 PM

                                                                              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!

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                                                                                coffmandj Jun 24, 2010 01:39 AM

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

                                                                                1. eclecticsynergy Apr 23, 2011 08:33 PM

                                                                                  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

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                                                                                    nsjjhp Dec 17, 2011 01:47 PM

                                                                                    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!

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                                                                                      sisterfunkhaus Dec 17, 2011 03:46 PM

                                                                                      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. Barbara76137 Dec 17, 2011 04:49 PM

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

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                                                                                          carlalala Dec 20, 2011 11:47 AM

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

                                                                                          Westerberg Class of '88 :-)

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