Try this all-star, easy to follow recipe for Grilled Sweet Potato Fries. Sweet salty, spicy and limey, these fries are addictive with flavor. These fries are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional French Fries.
You’re going to love grilling potatoes, every crispy smoky slice.
I’ve been wanting to try grilled sweet potato fries, and this recipe from Bobby Flay fell in my lap. Perfect with flavor, lime and cilantro are a perfect combination for the sweet flavor of sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients, such as beta-carotene, fiber, and potassium, making them a great addition to any meal.
Grilling sweet potato fries adds a smoky flavor that complements their natural sweetness and creates a crispy texture that will have you coming back for more.
Ingredients You’ll Need
To make grilled sweet potato fries, you will need these simple ingredients:
- Two medium sweet potatoes.
- Lime for zesting.
- Oil: canola, vegetable or avocado
- Chile Powder: New Mexico Chile Powder, or Cayenne
Cilantro: For those who don’t like the flavor of cilantro, substitute fresh thyme or rosemary.
Step by Step Instructions, It’s Easy
- Step 1: Slice the potatoes into eight wedges. Place them in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Par-boil the potatoes until almost done, but still firm. Let them cool before proceeding.
- Step 2: In the meantime, mix 1 tablespoon salt, the lime zest and chile powder in a small bowl
- Step 3: Brush the potato wedges with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat grill to medium high. 350 – 400 degrees. Grill until golden brown on all sides (including the skin) and just cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes per side.
- Step 4: Transfer to a platter or sheet pan and immediately season with the salt seasoning mixture and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately.
Sweet potatoes can be hard to cut, here’s a tip for keeping those fingers safe.
Pro Tip Knife Skills: Always keep the hand that’s gripping the knife clean and dry. A wet hand could cause slips resulting in nicks or worse a nasty slice on your hand.
No. Most sweet potatoes we find in our markets are shorter than yams, have a bulging shape in the middle with tapered ends. They have a dull orange skin with bright orange meat. You can also find white sweet potatoes that have a dark red skin, are longer and skinnier and have white meat. A true yam is an entirely different species. They are starchy and not very sweet. I like this article from Eating Well, which explains the differences in length. Select an orange sweet potato for this recipe.
Yes. The sweet potato skin is totally edible and you’re missing out on health benefits if you peel and toss it. Example, the fiber content of a sweet potato mainly comes from the peel. And eating sweet potato skins increase the intake of antioxidants. Source: HealthLine
Dip for Sweet Potato Fries
Check out these ideas for dipping sauces.
Customize the spices to your liking. Try adding cumin or smoked paprika for an extra kick of flavor.
Tips for Success:
- Be strategic with cutting those sweet potato wedges. Try your best to cut the wedges in equal sized wedges. This will insure even cooking.
- To make the fries even crispier, coat the fries with cornstarch (about 1 1/2 teaspoons) and salt. Gently toss until lightly coated in the powder. Drizzle the olive oil over the fries until they are lightly and evenly coated. Use your fingers to rub away any spots of white baking powder. Grill, then sprinkle with the spice blend and cilantro.
What to serve with Grilled Sweet Potato Fries
- Maple Glazed Grilled Chicken Kabobs, the sweet and savory flavor of these grilled chicken kabobs is an excellent compliment for grilled sweet potato fries.
- The Best Grilled Pork Tenderloin, The sweet chile glaze is absolutely wonderful!
- Pollo Asado, Mexican Grilled Chicken.
- How about a side for your favorite burger, like this Steakhouse Burger.
Grilled sweet potato fries are a must-try for anyone who loves sweet potatoes. They are easy to make, packed with nutrients, and bursting with flavor. You can serve them with your favorite dipping sauce, such as or ketchup, or enjoy them on their own. Plus, they are a great alternative to traditional French fries.
With this easy recipe, you can enjoy delicious and nutritious sweet potato fries anytime, anywhere. Give them a try at your next BBQ or weeknight dinner, and you won’t be disappointed!
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Bobby Flay Grilled Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
- 2 medium sweet potatoes unpeeled
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon lime zest
- 1/4 teaspoon New Mexico Chile Powder or cayenne
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- Slice the potatoes into eight wedges. Place them in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Par-boil the potatoes until almost done, but still firm. Let them cool before proceeding.
- In the meantime, mix 1 tablespoon salt, the lime zest and chile powder in a small bowl.
- Preheat a grill to medium high, 350 – 400 degrees. Or place an oiled cast-iron grill pan over medium heat on your stove-top.
- Brush the potato wedges with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until golden brown on all sides (including the skin) and just cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes per side.
- Transfer to a platter; immediately season with the salt mixture and sprinkle with cilantro.
- Be strategic with cutting those wedges. Try your best to cut the wedges in equal sized wedges. This will insure even cooking.
- To make the fries even crispier, coat the fries with cornstarch (about 1 1/2 teaspoons) and salt. Gently toss until lightly coated in the powder. Drizzle the olive oil over the fries until they are lightly and evenly coated. Use your fingers to rub away any spots of white baking powder. Grill, then sprinkle with the spice blend and chopped cilantro.
Bobby Flay’s Grilled Sweet Potato Fries … It’s What’s for a Summer Side Dish
Why Trust These Recipes? Lea Ann Brown has lived, worked and played in Colorado for 45 years. She has immersed herself in the Colorado Culinary space, is a Culinary School Graduate and publishes her Colorado food Blog, Cooking On The Ranch.