I love sweet potatoes. But you know when I give thanks for them the most? Thanksgiving time! – smothered in brown sugar, cinnamon and toasted marshmallows. Yet, as much as I love comforting “sweet potato casserole,” the tantalizing combination of flavors only dances on my tongue once a year. Pity. I knew there had to be another way to enjoy brown sugar sweet potatoes year round…
So Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Fries with Butterscotch Marshmallow Dip was born. Oh yes, this is so happening.
But first, let’s talk about the white elephant in the room. Or more accurately, let’s talk about the white sweet potatoes. Did you know there are white sweet potatoes? They are a little less sweet and more starchy than their orange counterparts, but taste very similar. So apparently I am color blind, because I proceeded to peel, toss, bake and photograph my brown sugar, sweet potato fries without even thinking twice that they were white instead of orange. It wasn’t until I was making another recipe with white sweet potatoes (its the only variety my grocer carries) weeks later that Patrick asked, “Aren’t they supposed to be orange?”
Woops. They sure would be a lot more attractive if they were! But yes, these are sweet potatoes. If you can’t find orange sweet potatoes at your local grocery store (not to be confused with yams), then white sweet potatoes will do just fine. If your grocery store does carry orange sweet potatoes, then I’d go with those because they are inherently sweeter.
So back to these white Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries with Butterscotch Marshmallow Dip. The name really does say it all and at the same time doesn’t say it all – at all.
It doesn’t describe how these baked fries are the easiest, tastiest snack or appetizer and are quite healthy if you skip the dip – or just indulge in a little.
It doesn’t describe how easy they are to make – simply toss the potatoes in cornstarch and cornmeal for crispiness, and coconut oil, cinnamon, brown sugar, cloves and nutmeg…
It doesn’t describe how the brown sugar and cinnamon caramelize with the cornmeal to create a slightly crisp texture on the outside giving way to soft sweet potato inside.
It doesn’t describe that to make the addictingly delicious Butterscotch Marshmallow Dip all you do is melt butterscotch chips, heat some marshmallow fluff with a smidgen of milk then mix in cinnamon.
It doesn’t describe how when the coated sweet potato fries are bathed in the creamy butterscotch marshmallow dip (seriously that stuff is ridiculous, so good!) enter your mouth there’s an explosion of brown sugar, cinnamon, marshmallow sweetness.
And it doesn’t describe how it can taste like Thanksgiving year round with these Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries with Butterscotch Marshmallow Dip.
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