I'd planned to post these last week as it was National Chip Week, but I was super busy and the week got away from me. So I'm a little late, but hopefully you'll still enjoy these spicy fries.
We don't eat chips very often, so they're a real treat when we do have them. I actually have an Actifry so I can make fresh chips that are much healthier and lower in fat, but I just threw this batch in the oven, so they're super simple to make.
I promised you my three favourite dips for chips, so here we go.
In the past I may have said I like to dunk my chips in french mustard or tartare sauce, but for these sweet potato fries I needed something a bit more special.
I'm lucky enough to be sent a lot of products to try. My postman recently said to me he's delivered a parcel to me every day since he started this round and I do receive a lot of products to try. My husband is on a record kick at the moment, so a lot of the parcels are for him. I don't know where the heck we are going to put all these records. He brought all his record collection down from the loft. I despair sometimes. I'm sure he thinks we like in a much bigger house than we do.
One of my recent parcels contained one of my new favourite dips, another I was sent back in 2013 and the third I make myself.
For a dairy free option try my Vegan Mayonnaise.
Dill and Mustard Sauce - I said "Oh my god" when I opened this jar and tried a spoonful and when I tried it with my Sweet Potato Fries I said "oh my god!" again. It's heavenly and I seriously could eat the whole jar with a spoon. It's also creamy and has a fabulous fresh dill flavour and the mustard gives it a kick, but it's not too strong. It would be great in potato salad or topping a veggie burger.
Sweet Chilli Jam - This is a really easy dip to make and it's super tasty. If I don't have any homemade sweet chilli jam I sometimes buy sweet chilli sauce, which is nice, but just not as special as the real thing. I recommend you try this.
Paprika Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
Crisp sweet fries spiced with smoky paprika and baked in the oven. The ultimate treat.
- 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- a good grinding of salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 220c/200c fan/425f gas mark 7.2.Cut the potatoes into wedges.3. Pop the wedges in roasting pan and toss with the olive oil and spices until well coated. Give the tray a shake so they lie in a single layer. .4. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes until crisp and starting to brown, but keep an eye on them.5. Serve immediately with your favourite dip.6. Enjoy!
Yield: serves 2
Disclosure: The Bay Tree sent me sauce to try and I have previously reviewed Hillfarm mayonnaise. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.