November 15, 2012

got sweet potatoes & honey?

ImprovChallengeBadgeGotta love Kristen’s creative mind! November’s challenge ingredients are pretty much Thanksgiving staples; but we needed to think “outside of the box” and be at least a little innovative.DSCN5678I tried to think out-of-the-box, but bumped into these at Sprouts, so I ran with it. (Decided to “think outside of the bag”, you might say…)

Actually, thanks to Pinterest_LogoI had already tried my hand at oven-baked sweet potato fries. I used the recipe here, but my fries looked absolutely nothing like Karen’s:

DSC_0463-485x729Don’t get me wrong! They were incredibly delicious & semi crispy and out of three pounds of sweet potatoes there was not even a crumb left. Her recipe is awesome! My problem is quality control. In other words, I suck at accurately cutting potatoes into uniform pieces!Picture1(I have been on a sweet potato fry binge since I had the most incredible plateful at Outback Steakhouse last summer. In my desperate search I’d even tried Carl’s Jr. & Burger King’s fries…  Can you blame me for turning to Pinterest?)

So, the frozen fries turned out OK.DSCN5677They were not as crispy as the ones we’d made the week prior. But again, not a crumb was left.DSCN5687Every fry needs a dip, so they say… We threw together a honey-lime-sriracha sauce for that purpose. I gathered a few limes from my tree & the other ingredients from the fridge & pantry.sauce

Here’s how I made it:recipeMouth’s watering now – anticipating when those taters will get out of the oven:DSCN5680Patiently waiting for everyone to be served so I can dig in:DSCN5684Tastes sooooooooooooooooooo good!DSCN5686Here are some more sweet potato & honey recipes:


  1. Ohhh, these look delish! Can't wait to try them even though my husband and son (only child still living at home) don't like sweet potatoes. I love them!

    1. hahaha, Julie! We were never "fans" before -- but those incredible fries @ Outback truly sent me on a quest...

  2. I love your shortcut! I stink at making sweet potato fries, too!

  3. Your dipping sauce sounds wonderful and I too would go for the bagged fries, so much easier.

    My sweet potato & honey recipe: Sweet Potato Glass Noodles with Honey Garlic Lime Shrimp.

  4. Oh my goodness, your sauce sounds amazing! I can't wait try it!

  5. I love sweet potato fries, too. I imagine I'd have a hard time with portion control if I had your dip along side them!!

  6. Those sound delicious! I love sweet potato! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

    Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!


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