Coming from the Russian motherland, loving potatoes is pretty much programmed into my DNA, so yes, I do in fact, love potatoes. I love sweet potatoes even more because they are nutrient-packed and sweetly-delicious. This particular preparation of them is my favorite, because it takes 30 minutes and produces absolute deliciousness. Also, I am not a big fan of frying potatoes, unless someone’s had a rough night and need my magical hangover cure meal, so baking is my preferred method for cooking most starches.
I like to enjoy these all on their own, but these also make a great side for a bigger meal. The spice combinations you choose are also endless because you can’t go wrong with any seasoning for these. In this particular iteration, because I had a lot of fresh rosemary left over, I chose garlic, rosemary, salt and EVOO, but you can totally do these southwestern style, Asian style, or whatever else you prefer.
The best part – there’s very little work involved. You don’t even have to peel them, just cut them up, toss them with your favorite seasoning, and into the oven they go.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary, Garlic and Sriracha Ketchup
This makes a full sheet pan of fries
For the Sweet Potatoes
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped fine
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
For the Sriracha Ketchup
- 4 tbsp. ketchup
- 1 tbsp. Sriracha
- Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
- Wash the potatoes thoroughly, dry them, then cut in half lengthwise. Cut in half lengthwise again, then begin cutting into long medium-thickness strips. Once you’re done making long strips, cut the strips in half to make shorter strips.
- Toss the potatoes into a big bowl and add in salt, pepper, rosemary, garlic, and the EVOO. Toss well to combine and coat all the strips evenly – your hands are you best tool for this.
- Spread the potatoes out evenly onto the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, toss them and return them to the oven for another 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy immediately with the Sriracha ketchup, which you will make by combining the ketchup with the Sriracha, and mixing well. Alternately, you can just buy Sriracha ketchup. If you don’t like spicy, leave the Sriracha out.
I like to enjoy these with my version of the holy trinity – the Sriracha ketchup, a fresh side salad, and my favorite beer at the moment.