2013 – Gluten Free Living
Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Herb Sauce is a spectacular way to prepare potatoes. It’s just so succulent and amazing. When I made this recipe a few weeks ago for regular oven fries I knew it was a winner. But I really wanted to give it a whirl with sweet potatoes and see how it turned out. Wow!
If I thought it was great with regular potatoes it was fantastic with sweet potatoes! This is such a simple recipe and I made it vegan by using only olive oil in the recipe instead of butter. It’s an excellent side dish for any kind of meat, but especially for chicken and ham (or pork).
I love sweet potatoes so I am constantly looking for ways to use them in side dishes or main dish entrees. I am so glad I tried this recipe with these adaptations because it turned out exceptionally well. In fact, I enjoyed the sweet potatoes so much I ended up eating 3 or 4 servings the night I served this alone! Fresh herbs also really add a lot to the sauce, but if you don’t have any fresh herbs, dried herbs will do in a pinch.
If you’re looking for another way to make sweet potatoes without a lot of syrup or sugar and instead would like to try them with savory flavors instead, then consider this fabulous recipe for Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Herb Sauce.
When I initially posted this recipe in June 2013 I still occasionally used my iPhone for a camera which was the case here. The pictures were not as nice as I would have liked. I recently remade this recipe (April 2016) so I could retake the pictures. I served it with one of my favorite chicken recipes with a Homemade Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce. What a marvelous dinner. This is a healthy, low calorie, gluten free, vegan and clean eating side dish that’s as delectable as can be. Great for holiday dinners too. I hope you give it a try soon.
Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Herb Sauce is really a quick and easy side dish to make.
I love to make oven fry dishes when I’m baking chicken so everything can go in the oven at once. But it’s also great with grilled chicken!
Here’s one of my, ahem, four servings of Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Herb Sauce! Healthy, gluten free, low calorie, and vegan. What more could you ask for in a recipe!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Peel potatoes and cut down into thin wedges. Place sweet potatoes in a large glass baking dish sprayed with olive oil cooking spray. Brush sweet potatoes with two to three tablespoons olive oil. Season heavily with cracked salt and pepper. Bake at 350, covered with foil, for about 20 minutes. Turn potatoes over with spatula and return to oven an additional 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
Meanwhile, make garlic herb sauce. Add olive oil to a measuring cup. Add minced garlic from a jar or about 4 cloves fresh chopped garlic. Add snipped fresh chives, fresh thyme and parsley. Stir to combine. Brush Garlic Herb Sauce over top of baked potatoes. Return to oven about 5 minutes longer.
Remove from oven and serve with your favorite entree.
Here’s another close up so you can see the texture of this delicious, savory side dish. I highly recommend it for holiday meals.
Here’s the recipe.
SWEET POTATO FRIES WITH GARLIC HERB SAUCE
(Recipe inspired from my Garlic and Herb Fries)
- 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced in thin wedges
- 2-3 tbsp. olive oil
- cracked salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 heaping tbsp. dried parsley
- 2 tbsp. fresh thyme
- ¼ cup fresh, diced chives or about 1 tbsp. dried chives
- 1 heaping teaspoon minced garlic from a jar
- Peel potatoes and cut into wedges.
- Spread sweet potato wedges on the bottom of a 10”x15” baking dish that has been sprayed with olive oil cooking spray.
- Brush sweet potatoes with 2-3 tbsp. olive oil, then sprinkle with cracked salt and pepper.
- Cover dish with foil and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes.
- Remove foil and turn potatoes over so other side can cook.
- Bake another 20-25 minutes, covered, or until fork tender.
- Meanwhile, to 1/3 cup olive oil, add parsley, thyme, chives, and minced garlic.
- Stir to combine.
- Brush garlic and herb butter over top of the sweet potato fries.
- Place in oven for 5 minutes longer.
Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Herb Sauce is such a tasty side dish, I ate 3-4 servings at one sitting! The first time I made this tasty side dish I served it with Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken.
If you’re looking for a new way to make vegan-style oven sweet potato fries than consider this fantastic recipe. Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Herb Sauce is so tasty I didn’t want to stop eating it!