Last night around dinner time, I had a taste for something both sweet and salty. It wasn’t that I was being indecisive; I just wanted both! After concluding that a certain time of the month is mostly likely just around the corner, I then concluded from my uninspiring pantry that a sweet potato would be involved.
After pondering a bit, I knew just what to do: One potato, two tastes.
One side of the plate was blanketed in cheesy, savory, bean-y goodness:
And the other: sweet potatoes in the buff, to be dipped in this sweet deliciousness:
This would be my favorite sauce for sweet potato fries…dare I say…ever?
Oh, I dare
Sweet and Savory Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Nachos & Sweet Potato Fries w/ Sweet Sauce
1 big ol’ sweet potato
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 can organic black beans
1/4 c. shredded Mexican cheese
1/4 c. sour cream
1/4 c. salsa
3 tbsp. sour cream
2 tbsp. mustard
1 tbsp. honey
Peel, cut, and slice sweet potato after pre-heating the oven to 425 degrees. Toss potato slices in olive oil and spread on a baking sheet; sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 15-20 minutes on one side, and 15 minutes on the other. Turn down the oven to 325 degrees. Gather half of the potatoes closer together, top with the beans and cheese, and put back in the oven for another 5 minutes. Meanwhile, make your sweet sauce. Mix the sour cream, mustard and honey in a bowl with a fork. Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven, plate, and top the savory side with salsa and sour cream, and put the sweet sauce next to the nekkid taters.
You know, the other day I was talking to a client about cooking more healthy meals at home. She told me she didn’t have the time, nor the culinary skills. Obviously, I didn’t consider that a valid excuse and gave her a few examples of healthy, easy, and quick meals to fix. Case in point: these potatoes! Obviously, it doesn’t take a gourmet chef to make them (I mean, I managed) and they’re fairly quick and delicious!
What’s your favorite dipping sauce for sweet potato fries? A close second for me is plain old ketchup!
Happy Wednesday, friends I hope it’s a lovely one for you!
For me, it’s a day of work at the BIC, followed by training a couple clients. Good times, good times.