Monday, January 31, 2011

Sweet Potato Fries with Honey-Cayenne Glaze



Since discovering sweet potato fries, I've become a bit obsessed with them. If they are ever offered at a restaurant, I have to order them, it's a compulsion, I don't have a choice.


A few months ago, I went to a fun and different restaurant in New Hampshire called The Friendly Toast. They had a great menu, full of items that would satisfy the carnivore and vegan alike. But the first thing that caught my eye was their sweet potato fries glazed in a spicy honey. They were to die for! I took the majority of my sandwich home in a box, but there was not a fry to speak of by the time I was done with them.

A few weeks later I did my best to recreate them. I'll never make sweet potato fries as good as restaurants can, simply because I can't bring myself to fry them. However, the honey glaze was just as good. A sprinkle of cayenne in about two tablespoons of honey, and you have yourself a different and delicious way to eat sweet potatoes. Give it a try!

Sweet Potato Fries with Honey-Cayenne Glaze

Ingredients

2 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and sliced into wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt and pepper
2-4 tablespoons honey
1/2-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, depending on how hot you want it

Directions

Toss sweet potato wedges, olive oil, salt and pepper until coated. Roast on a cookie sheet at 375 for about 20 minutes, or until soft and browned. Mix honey and cayenne pepper. Plate serving of fries on a plate and drizzle with desired amount of honey.

Serves 4

26 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

wow these look divine hand me the plate

Mary said...

I'd love to have some of these to munch on. They are great with a meal but I think they also have future as an appetizer. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

chezsasha said...

I have the same obsession with sweet potato fries. We should start a club.

Val said...

I can't describe to you my obsession with sweet potato fries!! I heart them and you made them with a honey/cayenne glaze....what could be better??? YUM

Natalie said...

i make sweet potatoes almost every day, i'm obsessed! I can't wait to try the glaze!

Erica said...

sweet potato fries are seriously amazing. And the glaze sounds ridiculous (sweet and spicy!!). I must try.

Pam said...

I love the sweet/spicy combination.

Kim said...

I could probably eat the honey and cayenne glaze by the spoonful. I love everything about this one.

Cassie said...

HONEY CAYENNE GLAZE!?! I think I just had a foodgasm!

Melody said...

Can't wait to try these! Thanks!

Liz said...

I love sweet potatoes paired with spicy flavors! These look really good.

Shelby said...

Oh, this is yummy I am certain! You just posted a sweet heat that to me is irresistable!

Barbara said...

Maybe we should form a club! I bake my sweet potato fries too...although every time I eat them out, they are fried. Bad, I know. I really like the idea of a little sweet and heat!

Cathy said...

I love these fries but have never made them at home. And the sweet/spicy glaze sounds perfect.

Leslie said...

Oh my..the honey ceyenne glaze sounds amazing , along with the fries. I love love love sweet potato fries

The Blonde Duck said...

I could eat sweet potato fries at every meal!

Deborah said...

That glaze sounds amazing!!

sara cardon said...

Mmmmmm! I too am addicted to sweet potato fries. Have you tried the ones at SmashBurger with rosemary?? SO good!

Velva said...

I enjoy sweet potato fries too-if you can get them just slightly crunchy, they are amazingly delicious. They are more healthy than regular fries too.

Your sweet potato fries with a slightly spicy honey glaze looks really good. I would gladly help you eat them. Awesome.

Velva

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theUngourmet said...

I love sweet potato fries. I would love to try this yummy sweet spicy glaze! Hope your week is a great one!

Mage said...
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Mage said...

Sweet and spicy, just right for my taste. Very easy to cook indeed, i like it. I found a new addiction.

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Debbie said...

I love sweet potatoes and those look delicious!

Joanne said...

I love sweet potato fries as well...especially baked. That glaze must make them beyond dreamy!

grace said...

i've been a regular ol' idaho potato gal all my life, but there's something spectacular about sweet potato fries that leaves a batch from white potatoes in the dust. i love the glaze too--good thinking!