Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Wedges

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.

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After pondering a bit, I knew just what to do: One potato, two tastes.

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One side of the plate was blanketed in cheesy, savory, bean-y goodness:

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And the other: sweet potatoes in the buff, to be dipped in this sweet deliciousness:

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This would be my favorite sauce for sweet potato fries…dare I say…ever?

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Oh, I dare :)

Sweet and Savory Sweet Potatoes

OR

Sweet Potato Nachos & Sweet Potato Fries w/ Sweet Sauce

1 big ol’ sweet potato

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

Savory Topping:

1/2 can organic black beans

1/4 c. shredded Mexican cheese

1/4 c. sour cream

1/4 c. salsa

Sweet Sauce:

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.

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Yummmm

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!

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Happy Wednesday, friends :D 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.

Later taters ;)

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Comments

  1. Sour cream, mustard & honey?? Who knew- I’m intrigued! I like dipping sweet potatoes in yellow mustard, ketchup or bbq! Looks like a tasty plate to me

  2. When I was out at the drink special last weekend, they served sweet potato fries that rocked my world. Seriously. Usually, I go for the savory seasoning/dip/etc. But they did a really salty concoction with brown sugar. i couldn’t place what everything in the seasoning was, but it was GOOD.

    I usually don’t dip fries… but when I’m feeling frisky, I always do them in ranch. :)

  3. Sweet potato nachos! What I great idea! I have had these in a restaurant before but it never really occurred to me to make these at home. I will definitely be making these as soon as I get my hands on a sweet potato!

    I usually just have roasted sweet potatoes with ketchup. Can’t go wrong with simple!

  4. I had sweet potatoes last night! I LOVE them cooked with a tiny bit of olive oil and cracked pepper – barely soft in the middle with crispy edges dipped in ketchup. Yum. Last night I had a big salad on the side with black beans and avocado. Next time, I’m going to pile the black beans on top with some salsa like you. :)

  5. OH YUM. I would have never of thought of putting those three together! Sweet tater fries are one of my favorite side dishes. They taste like a naughtry treat but are actually healthy :D

    Hmm, my favorite dipping sauce? Ketchup. But before I went vegan, it was a spicy chipotle ranch sauce that I found at a restaurant!

  6. With the potato craze that I’m experiencing, this made me so happy. I love all of it!

  7. Personally, I love to dip sweet potato fries in BBQ sauce! I love the tangy-ness. (is that even a word?)

  8. Oh wow, those sweet potato nachos look amazing! *want* :D

    And I have to admit that my favourite dipping sauce for pretty much anything has to be mayo!

  9. I don’t think I’ve ever dipped sweet potato fries, but that dip looks tasty!

  10. the sweet sauce looks and sounds awesome!

    i am SUCH a major fan of SWEET sauces…totally! i like a little food with my bowl of condiments/sauces :)

  11. Yum!! I always dip my sweet potato fries in honey mustard, too, your dip sounds great, I could make that anytime!

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