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PepperPhil
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Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/2/07 10:49 AM
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With all the rest of the tubers... has anyone experimented with the new varietys.....

Sweet Potato Fries ?

Jicama Fries?

Yakon?

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/2/07 11:39 AM
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I like sweet potato "fries" I slice medium thin rounds and either deep or pan fry.. I haven't tried the others

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/2/07 11:55 AM
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I ran into these when I ate at the Friendly Toast in Portsmouth NH. They were cut into long skinny shapes,quickly deep fried, then sprinkled with salt, brown sugar, and a liberal dosing of hot sauce,,,, and they were wonderful!
The combination of flavors is not what I would usually think of using, but they were terrific together.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/2/07 12:00 PM
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The Costcos in the San Diego area have bags of fresh sweet potato fries. Plan on trying some this week.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/2/07 12:29 PM
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I love sweet potatoes, but have never seen frys made from them (atleast around here)... Might have to invest in a deep fryer and try making my own..

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/2/07 12:32 PM
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Trader Joe's has frozen sweet potato fries that can be baked or fried, they are really tasty. A couple of the BBQ places around here have them but tend to cook them to mushy, I like them crisp.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/2/07 9:36 PM
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I've only had sweet potato fries once, at Rosco's Big Dog in Hartford, CT. I really liked them, freshly cut and better tasting IMO than the regular belgian fries they serve at Rosco's.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/2/07 10:27 PM
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In Austin, the husband of Amy (of Amy's Ice Cream) has opened a burger joint named Phil's Ice House. He serves both regular and sweet potato fries, and the sweet potato fries are VERY delicious.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/2/07 11:04 PM
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Do you mean making them at home or eating them at a restaurant? I've had good sweet potato fries at Sunset Grill in Brighton, MA. And the best I've ever had were at Johnny's Lucnheonette in Newton Center, MA for brunch. They're big, not terribly crispy, but creamy inside and come with an amazing tarragon mustard dipping sauce. Very choice. I've made them at home, but I bake them instead of frying.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/2/07 11:29 PM
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I love sweet potato fries, there is a local hoagie shop, Gataeno's (here in NJ) that makes them great!

I like jicama, how do you make fries out of them. I was thinking that there is too much moisture in the veggie to do it properly.


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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Sat, 03/3/07 1:37 PM
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We have made Jicama fries by dipping them in batter, just like you would deep fry a Zucchini

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Mon, 03/5/07 9:59 AM
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We had lunch at the BBQ Shack in St. Charles, Illinois yesterday and had great sweet potato fries to accompany the chopped brisket sandwich I had. The fries were cut thin, only about 4 inches long, were done very crisp and very tasty!

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Mon, 03/5/07 10:46 AM
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I love sweet potato fries and order them everytime I see them on a menu. The local restaurant where I order them frequently doesn't even have them on the menu. It must be one of those of those cases where you just have to know to ask for them.

So what do you put on sweet potato fries? Is it different than what you put on regular fries?


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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Mon, 03/5/07 10:50 AM
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We have them at a place near Fenway Park and they are served with raspberry vinegar, even my fussy eater hubby loves them

I bake them at home , very tasty!

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Mon, 03/5/07 11:14 AM
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acornlover-
Wow! Raspberry vinegar sounds excellent. I don't know if it would be the perfect thing to put on sweet potato fries, but I sure would like to try it sometime.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Mon, 03/5/07 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by buffetbuster


So what do you put on sweet potato fries? Is it different than what you put on regular fries?



I eat them plain but SO had a side of fried okra and I dipped some of my fries into the ranch dressing that came with the okra, that was pretty good.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Mon, 03/5/07 9:13 PM
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There is a restaurant in my area that has sweet 'tater fries daily. They need no dippin' sauce. They need no salt. They need nothing. Some of you people are freaking me out with your friggin' dippin' sauces, man. What's the deal?

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Thu, 03/8/07 8:15 PM
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Love sweet potato fries. If it is on the menu, I always opt for them.
When I make mine at home, I sprinkle a tiny, and I mean tiny bit of cinammon sugar and pepper.
Also love Jicama, but have not seen it on a menu since I left Islamorada, FL....
It was a side staple at the Lorelei ages ago, along with a broiled tomato.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/9/07 8:25 AM
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Originally posted by Adjudicator

There is a restaurant in my area that has sweet 'tater fries daily. They need no dippin' sauce. They need no salt. They need nothing. Some of you people are freaking me out with your friggin' dippin' sauces, man. What's the deal?



I said I only dipped some! When they get cold they need a little help sometime. In this case I ate my fries first when they were really hot and crisp and the inside had a full sweet potato flavor, after I finished the sandwich I only dipped the few cold fires that were on the bottom. So there.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/9/07 9:31 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Adjudicator

There is a restaurant in my area that has sweet 'tater fries daily. They need no dippin' sauce. They need no salt. They need nothing. Some of you people are freaking me out with your friggin' dippin' sauces, man. What's the deal?



Must be the diversity of the diffrent parts of the country.... Some of things that certain parts of the country put on thier foods would make a Billy Goat puke.....

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Sun, 03/11/07 9:32 PM
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Don't believe I've ever eaten freedom fried sweet taters. Have two three in the pantry. Gonna getum out in the morning, cutum up,ice them down, wipe out the Fry Daddy and cook them for dinner.
Thanks for the inspiration.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Wed, 03/21/07 9:31 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by PepperPhil

With all the rest of the tubers... has anyone experimented with the new varietys.....
Sweet Potato Fries ?

I've done Sweet Potato Fries many a time at home, I've also thinly sliced and fried chips from them. I like them for a change.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/23/07 3:40 PM
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I LOVE sweet potato fries! Ideally shoestring style is best as they cook better; if cut too thick they are mushy inside. I love 'em with coarse salt and sometimes a dipping sauce. Honey mustard, red pepper marmalade and a horseradish blend are all good. With a good burger or dog and a brew, I'm a happy girl!

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Mon, 03/26/07 5:26 AM
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Originally posted by mollydingle

I LOVE sweet potato fries! Ideally shoestring style is best as they cook better; if cut too thick they are mushy inside. I love 'em with coarse salt and sometimes a dipping sauce. Honey mustard, red pepper marmalade and a horseradish blend are all good. With a good burger or dog and a brew, I'm a happy girl!


Red Pepper marmalade..... My kind of woman

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 03/30/07 12:22 AM
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Another place near me has started serving sweet potato fries. This place,

http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=547

moved from Hwy 79 into downtown Hutto a year or two ago. They've upgraded their menu and the food is even better quality than before.

I had a great cheeseburger with sweet potato fries for lunch today, followed by made-from-scratch blueberry pie!

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Wed, 04/11/07 10:23 PM
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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Tue, 05/15/07 10:29 PM
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There was a BBQ near Tulane in NO that did really excellent sweet potato fries... shoestring style, as one poster above described. They were served just with a dashing of salt.

The Hill Diner up here also does "sweet potato fries", and they are also delicious, but they're nothing like the kind I had had before; they're extremely creamy inside with a stout outer coating of batter, like a sweet potato cheesestick. I have no idea how they do it, but I wish I did. Those are served with whipped cream, but I like them better with the ranch dressing I steal from Spouse's fried okra.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Thu, 05/17/07 3:35 PM
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I just had some really good sweet potato fries over the weekend at Louie's Foot Long Hot Dog's near Buffalo. The were cut very thick, which I'm not used to. I usually see sweet potato fries cut shoe-string style. But the flavor was excellent. The only thing I didn't like was that there was about 3/4" inch pool of what I assume was grease at the bottom of the paper container.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Thu, 05/17/07 3:59 PM
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Since my hubby gave me a mandolin vegetable cutter,I've been making homemade white and sweet potato chips...After they've fried,I sprinkle the sweet potato chips with a mixture of salt,black & cayenne peppers,superfine sugar,and cinnamon. They're fabulous !

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 05/18/07 12:14 AM
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Originally posted by iqdiva

Since my hubby gave me a mandolin vegetable cutter,I've been making homemade white and sweet potato chips...After they've fried,I sprinkle the sweet potato chips with a mixture of salt,black & cayenne peppers,superfine sugar,and cinnamon. They're fabulous !

Whoa! Now that sounds like a flavor sensation!

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Fri, 05/18/07 1:24 AM
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It is Dickestep! So good!

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Mon, 05/21/07 6:49 PM
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Lately I have been trying to make them healthier.
I cut them into "steak fry" sizes or wedges, and bake them in the oven and then smear a tiny bit of butter(healthy type) on them along with the cinnamon sugar and pepper like I described on a previous post here.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Tue, 07/3/07 2:00 AM
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they are great salted with honey drizzeled over them!!!!

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Wed, 07/11/07 11:22 AM
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I actually just tried these about a week ago and was VERY impressed. I'm not usually a fri-fan, but the order I had at my local diner were very light and flavorful; I'd certainly order them again. Also, they came with a dijonaise-style sauce... had kind of a mesquite flavor to it. Of course, I've no idea if that kind (or any kind) of dipping sauce is usually served with sweet potato fries, but it works for me.

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RE: Sweet Potato Fries? - Wed, 07/11/07 11:39 AM
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I just had terrific sweet potato fries on Sunday at Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant in East Lyme, CT. They are handcut and are the very thin shoestring style and had lots of yammy flavor. I went with a spritz on vinegar on top and they were just about perfect!