Take a good look at this picture. Can you figure out what I’ve done?
I took the traditional Thanksgiving sweet-potato-marshmallow casserole and gave it a fresh new eat-me-with-your-digits makeover. I present to you: baked cinnamon-sugar sweet potato fries with a marshmallow dipping sauce. The idea came to me like divine intervention. I thought I could claim it as a Fortune Goodies original, but a quick search on Pinterest would reveal I’m not the only one who recognized how much sense this makes. Original or not, these cinnamon-sugar sweet potato fries are a Fryday recipe worth sharing.
Similar to this recipe, I’ll be having a very non-traditional Thanksgiving next week. For the first time ever, I’ll be celebrating away from my family, and eating my turkey in a restaurant. The office holiday schedule didn’t quite work out in my favor this year, but my dear friend Rohini will be joining me in DC, so I’ll still have her and plenty of other things to be thankful for next Thursday. You can add to that not having to wash any dirty dishes.
So because I won’t be doing any Turkey Day cooking of my own, I made these really simple and tasty cinnamon-sugar sweet potato fries to help fill that void. The marshmallow dip, which is just 2 parts marshmallow fluff to 1 part plain greek yogurt, has the void now overflowing.
Given their many dimensions of sweet, earthy and salty, I struggled picking which category these fries should fall in. Sides? Snacks? Other? In the end, I went with snacks, because these would be great at any time and on any day. Next Thursday might be better than most.
Until then, I hope you have yourself a fantastic weekend. It might be a good time to start thinking about all that you’re thankful for. At the top of list: weekends. TGIFryday.
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into fries
- olive oil cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ cup marshmallow creme
- ¼ cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with olive oil spray.
- In a large bowl, toss together sweet potato fries and oil, coat fries evenly.
- Add cinnamon and sugar, toss again to coat.
- Transfer fries to lined baking sheet and spread them out in one layer. For best results, fries should not overlap.
- Spray top of fries with olive oil spray before placing in the oven.
- Bake for 40 minutes, turning fries and spraying again with olive oil spray halfway through.
- Once the fries have reached your ideal level of crispy, remove from the oven and enjoy immediately.
- Combine marshmallow creme and greek yogurt. Whisk until smooth.
- Serve alongside sweet potato fries.