1.24.2012

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Yams with Smoky-Sweet Dipping Sauce


Here's the last of my Super Bowl snacks this season. I loved this idea from Noble Pig (Cathy posts the best appetizers!) as it's a reasonably healthy appetizer. And contrary to what Cathy says in her recipe, Fry Sauce is NOT available in every grocery store. Certainly not in South Florida and I have a feeling it's something available only in the western U.S. I learned a lot about Fry Sauce this week, which I had never heard of before and three different grocery store managers (including Whole Foods) merely looked blank and kept trying to send me to oils for use in woks.

Of course I finally discovered you can order it HERE, but rather than go to these drastic measures, a reasonable facsimile is Thousand Island Dressing. Sort of....well anyway, close enough. So I made a small amount: 3 tablespoons mayo to 1 tablespoon chili sauce. I would have added some other seasonings, but there are plenty already in this dip. You could also use light mayo and light sour cream to cut back on the calories. Can you tell I like my roasted potatoes brown and crunchy? 

BTW: do you like hot? This dip is HOT!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Yams with Dipping Sauce
From Noble Pig

Ingredients:

5 medium sweet potatoes and yams, peeled and cut into 3" pieces
Olive Oil
Kosher salt & black pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 T Fry sauce (in every grocery store in the condiment aisle)
1 T fresh oregano, finely chopped
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chipotle chili powder (chipotle gives the smoky flavor)
1 tsp garlic, finely minced
1/4 tsp cayenne

Method:

Preheat oven to 450.  Place sliced potatoes into a bowl and coat with some olive oil.  Use your hands to rub the oil into each piece.  Sprinkle with Kosher salt and pepper.  Place them on baking tray that has been coated with cooking spray.  Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until edges are brown and potatoes are fork tender. (Baking time is really going to depend on your oven.)

While the potatoes are baking, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, Fry sauce, oregano, onion powder, chili powder, garlic, cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. 
Serve the potatoes on a platter with the sauce.

38 comments:

  1. This looks delicious. I'll try a few Mexican grocery stores to see if they have that fry sauce. Seems perfect for game day. I'm still on the fence as to what to prepare for just the two of us.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. What a fabulous snack! Irresistibly scrumptious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Forget all other superbowl appetizers...these babies are all I want or need.

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  4. It sounds perfect for the Super Bowl or any day!

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  5. I love love love roasted sweet potatoes!!!! These sound perfect

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  6. Although we do not have super bowl in Greece, I could easily find several other occasions where I could eat this beautiful appetizer!

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  7. Oh yum. I'm on a sweet potato kick right now, so I can't wait to try these.

    (But I'm pretty sure we don't have fry sauce here either.)

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  8. Never heard of fry sauce either. Kathy will have to send all of us some. What a great way to use sweet potatoes.

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  9. Delicious! I love the combination of the sweet potatoes with the chipotle smoke and heat!

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  10. They look so good! I would even watch sports if these were on offer.

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  11. Now that's one flavorful dip. Might even consider watching football if that was there.

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  12. Love roasted sweet potatoes and the dip sounds fab too. Yum!

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  13. So I know all about fry sauce! It was invented in Utah and is served in every single restaurant with fries. It's the Utah version of sweet tea! No one in Utah knew what I was talking about if I tried to order sweet tea in a restaurant. You can make it by mixing mayo and ketchup and ketchup.

    It would be perfect with these potatoes...

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  14. what on earth is fry sauce? Never heard of it! Love fries dunked in mayo a la Belgique. One of my favorite evil treats. I can imagine this would be delish with the sweet potato. I think I will make this for snacks when I'm having a vegetarian guest next week... she'll love them!

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  15. all look delicious but I love the sauce, look yumm!! Barbara!

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  16. LOVE HOT! These look Great, Barbara. I think you're right about the Fry Sauce. When the kids came to visit from Idaho, they were a bit disappointed not to be able to get their "helping" of fry sauce here in PA. I must ask my daughter to snoop around for more info:)

    Thanks for sharing...

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  17. Your smoky dipping sauce sauce so good Barbara!

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  18. I love this Barbara! Dale and I have been adding a lot more sweet potatoes to our diet and I have roasted them as well. So far that is our favorite way to fix them. I can't believe your stores don't have fry sauce...although I always make my own anyway, but we certainly have it in Idaho ;-)!
    Hope all is great on your end of the country dear friend!
    hugs...

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  19. I love roasted sweet potatoes, but I've never thought of serving them as an appetizer. Great idea.

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  20. Oh dear, OH DEAR! You are talking one of my favorite foods here, and in fact, I just had some sweet potato tonight with a buttermilk/vanilla spread....OH SO GOOD!

    Barbara, your comment was perfect for me. WISE and true, the only way to make the impossible bearable is to do one thing at a time. I teach my students that, so WHY SHOULDN'T I LIVE BY THAT? THANK YOU!!!!!!! And enjoy that marvelous spread here!!! Anita

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  21. that smoky dipping sauce sounds perfect for those sweet potatoes!

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  22. fun snack food and love the pic

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  23. These look fantastic and I do love a dipping sauce. It's a must really! :D

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  24. This is my kind of snack, in fact anything that includes the words fried/baked/roasted potatoes will do!

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  25. I love sweet potatoes, so I know I'll love these. But I've never heard of Fry sauce before, off to check the link out. Sounds interesting :) Thanks Barbara, I've learnt something new today.

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  26. Hmmmm...I've never heard of fry sauce either. I'll have to look the next time I'm at the market. This looks like a delicious game day snack. We love sweet potato fries.

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  27. They look fabulous! I live in the west and I've never heard of fry sauce.
    Mimi

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  28. ah fry sauce. i worked at arctic circle in idaho for a while. i think fry sauce is mostly an idaho utah thing. essentially it's ketchup and mayo, i prefer straight up ketchup :)

    fry sauce might be good with those amazing fries though. i LOVE sweet potato fries, delicious!

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  29. I recently saw a post of the Pioneer Woman talking about homemade fries and 'fry sauce'. She said it was a combination of ketchup and mayo. I'd rather have a sweet potato fry any day. This looks so good, Barbara!

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  30. Barbara, what a nice dip...and glad that you warn us to be HOT. I never heard of fry sauce...I will have to look for it next time at the grocery.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

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  31. These are pretty irresistible, I've been known to eat my way through quite a few roasted sweet potatoes and that dip sounds like such a nice accompaniment.

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  32. i can hear it now--'but barbara--yams and sweet potatoes are the same thing!' :)
    this whole combination sounds terrific--thanks for sharing!

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  33. Roasted Sweet potatoes as a Super Bowl snack -- definition of bliss! Noble Pig is such a great name. I'll be sure to check it out!

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  34. That sauce sounds fabulous!!

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  35. I've never heard of fry sauce, but these fries sure do look good!

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  36. Well I'm in the West and I have never ever heard of that Fry Sauce. I'll look next time, but I doubt it's here. However, it was the craziest thing, everyone in the South talks about Slap Ya Mama and I couldn't find it anywhere here and one day I walked into Ace Hardware and there it was. I really like the sound of this dip Barbara, gotta give it a try. Thanks for posting it.

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