My daughter-in-law has given us the nickname, “the condiment family.” And now that I think about it, she may be right. We love to dip. Not the nasty kind of dip that rots out your lower lip. We’re talking about various mustards, ketchup, ranch dressing, sweet and sour sauce, salsa, etc.
But we’re stumped. Can you help? My friend, Joan, recently put us on to frozen sweet potato fries sold at Costco. They are scrumptious. However, we can’t figure out what condiment goes with them. We’ve tried several things but so far we don’t have a winner. Please leave your suggestion in the comments.
UPDATE: Since I originally published this post, I have discovered a good dip. Click here to read about it.
Now about those sweet potato fries–they are good and easy but if you would rather have half the calories for just a little more effort, these chips are delicious. They require attention in the oven as some will cook more quickly than others. I’m thinking whatever condiment is good with the fries would be good with these chips also.
See how thin those slices are? You need a mandolin to do this easily. The one pictured here is inexpensive, small, easy to store, and goes in the dishwasher. You can spend a lot more money but this one works fine for me. If you don’t get the potatoes sliced thin enough, they won’t get crispy. Of course, you can try with a sharp knife. A food processor with the right attachment would also work.
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1 teaspoon olive or canola oil
- Pinch of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or use a silicone baking sheet (my choice) or parchment paper. Slice the sweet potatoes into very thin slices.
- In a large bowl, toss potato slices with oil and salt to coat lightly. Lay the slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Turn over each chip and bake for 5 minutes more or until chips are crisp. Watch carefully at the end so they don't burn.
Nutrition Stats based on 2 servings:
- Calories 71
- Fat 2.3
- Sodium 98 mg
- Carbohydrates 11.8 g
- Fiber 1.9 g
- Protein 1.1 g