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Old 12-31-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Sweet Potato Fries?

I've been curious about them.
Is it best that they be fried or baked?
Any special seasonings that I should know about?

I've heard that they are good..Never tried making them before so I'm basically clueless on this subject.

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Old 12-31-2010, 03:41 PM   #2
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I've had sweet potato fries in several restaurants and they are not all equal. Overfrying dries them out, being a dry potato to start with, overfrying doesn't help. The best topping I've every had is honey butter. There is a restaraunt in Charlotte NC that makes good sp fries with honey butter drizzled on top - good! Fortunately I go to Charlotte once a month for a meeting at the restaurant, sp fries are on the menu. Don't know if I can mention the name of the restaurant here on the site.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:17 PM   #3
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I've had sweet potato fries in several restaurants and they are not all equal. Overfrying dries them out, being a dry potato to start with, overfrying doesn't help. The best topping I've every had is honey butter. There is a restaraunt in Charlotte NC that makes good sp fries with honey butter drizzled on top - good! Fortunately I go to Charlotte once a month for a meeting at the restaurant, sp fries are on the menu. Don't know if I can mention the name of the restaurant here on the site.
We all mention names, and since I live near Charlotte, I would love to know where to find them!

Another thing that is good on them is a little chili powder.

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Old 12-31-2010, 06:07 PM   #4
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Just finished baking a batch. It was gross.
Too sweet, sticky mess, for my tastes.. Not what I had planned on.
Next time I think I'll fry some up and sprinkle on some sea salt and pepper. I'd rather chew a dry stick then to taste what I just made up again..

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Old 12-31-2010, 06:27 PM   #5
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Just finished baking a batch. It was gross.
Too sweet, sticky mess, for my tastes.. Not what I had planned on.
Next time I think I'll fry some up and sprinkle on some sea salt and pepper. I'd rather chew a dry stick then to taste what I just made up again..

Munky.
Instead of fries, why don't you try making sweet potato chips instead? I have had sweet potato chips with a little chili powder, and they were pretty good. They weren't crisp like potato chips, but they weren't sticky either.

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Old 12-31-2010, 09:10 PM   #6
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We all mention names, and since I live near Charlotte, I would love to know where to find them!

Another thing that is good on them is a little chili powder.

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Old 12-31-2010, 09:13 PM   #7
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:42 PM   #8
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I love them baked with a bit of raspberry vinegar. Mmmm. Maple syrup is good for dipping too.
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:23 AM   #9
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I will have to check my DVR bo to see if I still have the episode that showcased these little puppies, but, if memory serves me correctly, there was a show on FC w/Aron Sanchez & someone else, &, they discovered these w/a really nice dip...looked good to me..I will recheck later on today for an update if I can find any info about it for you.
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:56 AM   #10
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My sister served some delicious sweet potato fries once with a hint of fresh ginger and they were delicious! She roasted them in the oven after coating them with oil (olive oil maybe?), salt, pepper, and fresh ginger (minced fine I'm thinking).
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