27 February 2015

Paprika Spiced Sweet Potato Fries and Three of my Favourite Dips

Sweet Potato Fries

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.



Garlic Mayonnaise - This golden mayonnaise comes from Hillfarm and it's made with rapeseed oil for a healthier mayo. It's my favourite jar of mayo. The garlic flavour is delicious but not overpowering and it's gloriously creamy.

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.



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Paprika Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
Crisp sweet fries spiced with smoky paprika and baked in the oven. The ultimate treat.
Ingredients
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper
Instructions
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!
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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.

35 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering big time reading this. We love sweet potato fries in my house and those dips sound gorgeous. love your photos too, feels as if i could just lift a chip off the screen - if only!

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    1. Thanks Madeleine, I would have shared if you'd been here :)

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  2. I'm getting really hungry as I'm reading this! To get my sweet potato fries crispy I generally add some kind of flour to the spices. Your vegan mayo recipe looks scrummy- a definite must-try for me! :)

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    1. I'll try that to see what difference it makes. They were fairly crisp. My vegan mayo is excellent if I do say so myself. I actually prefer it to other mayo but we can never get through it, so it's saved for friends or famiily coming over. I haven't made it for ages actually.

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  3. Sweet potato fries, how fab. I bet with the addition of paprika these would be really tasty. GG

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    1. They were GG it gave them a great smoky flavour that went well with the sweetness.

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  4. These look fabulous. DD loves sweet potatoes but I usually just bake them. I'm sure she'd love to try these chips!

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    1. It would be a nice change for her then Helen and I'm sure she'd love them.

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  5. these look lovely - I love chips but we don't eat them often - and mayo and sweet chilli sauce with them sounds superb - I shudder at the idea of having a parcel arrive every day - it is hard enough to find room for the groceries some days here - E had a bit of a record moment but I am trying to convince him to get his CDs organised

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    1. I wish that would work with Graham, but once he has an idea..............

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  6. Yes please to any/ all of the above!
    Janie x

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    1. All then Janie. A little bit of everything :)

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  7. I love how paprika can just give so many simple recipes a lift. And dips are always good!

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    1. It really does, I am going through a bit of a paprika phase at the moment.

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  8. These look delicious, We are a big fan of the sweet potato in this house, so we'll give them a whirl. Aioli is something I make every week for our pop up restaurant and there is always a stash of Chilli Jam in the house. Excellent snack.

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    1. Another lover of chilli jam. It's excellent stuff isn't it?

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  9. So the whole "crispy" sweet potato fries thing has eluded me but this has inspired me to try it once again. Never thought of trying it with chilli jam though... I have this cranberry chilli jam that's the bomb. http://demuths.co.uk/rachels-blog/article/cranberry-chilli-jam

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    1. Oh that sounds lovely Monica, thank for the link.

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  10. Dill and mustard sauce for me, though I'd be tempted by the garlic mayo too. Making chips in the oven, sweet potato or otherwise is so simple and requires so little fat, I don't know why people bother with deep frying - apart from chips at the fish and chip shop and that's different ;-)

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    1. You are right Choclette, they are so easy to make. Very tempting :)

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  11. Sweet potato fries, oh sweet potato fries! And you can never beat a tasty dip like these!

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    1. I take it you like sweet potato fries Emma :)

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    2. One could almost say an addiction - I blame my Kiwi upbringing! We use sweet potato & pumpkin as often as potato.

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    3. I am now rather addicted as well Emma, We never had either when I was growing upp, but I'm enjoying them now.

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  12. I love sweet potato chips!! And smoked paprika always goes perfectly with them. I'll have some with the garlic mayo please! :)

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    1. OK, virtually sending the over Becca. Enjoy!

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  13. Hah - great minds think alike! I made a version of these this week to have with kale and salmon :) There are few things as simple to make that are as seriously addictive... :)

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    1. Oh they are Jeanne, I am making them again today. We are having moving night with Cooper with a picnic dinner and these are on the menu

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  14. Adore garlic mayo and the link to the vegan recipe is really handy given veggie teens new month-on, month-off vegan routine.

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    1. Oh well it's maybe just as well Sally, although actually it is so taty, that you could use that recipes always. Just don't tell anyone it's vegan.

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  15. The chips look great and I'm intrigued by the Dill Mustard Sauce, off to have a look at that.

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    1. Oh you must try it, it;s absolutely gorgeous. I'm going to have the jar finished in no time.

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  16. I will try these next time instead of sweet potato chips, they look so much easier to make than the ones I made!

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    1. They were super simple Lucy and very tasty :)

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  17. Yum, yum and thrice yum. I would eat the lot. Seriously.

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