I Love Fries

I would have to say if I were stranded on a desert island
and could only have one food I would choose a potato. 
I love them every way possible. 
But, fries are my all-time favorite.

I was very hesitant to try or even make sweet potato fries. 
But, I am becoming a convert. 
In no way will they ever take the place of the original fry, 
but I think that there is something special about this lower carb alternative.   

In the past I've made them an they were a little soggy. 
Mind you, I am baking them (trying to be a little health conscious).
But, thanks to The Art of Doing Stuff I found a great trick to make them a little more crispy. 

So, now I've got crispy, spicy cajun sweet potato fries and I really want something to dip them in.   Hello, Mardi Gras Mustard!!

Have you had Mardi Gras Mustard--this delicious mustard comes from Popeye's.  
I know, I know--that is so bad for you.
But, come on--Popeye's is soooo good. 

Cajun Sweet Potato Fries
2 large sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon  cornstarch
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning (I used Tony's)

Peel sweet potatoes and slice thickly.  Place sweet potatoes in a ziploc bag and coat well with the cornstarch.  Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.  Add the olive oil and the cajun seasoning.  Mix well so that every piece is coated.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Place a rack on a baking sheet and place each piece on the sheet with plenty of space.  Don't overcrowd.  (You want air to circulate around each piece to make them crispy).

Cook for 20 minutes.  

Mardi Gras Mustard
(recipe found here)
2 tablespoons creole mustard
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


I've linked up with Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays Mixitup


  1. Hi! I found you through Mangia Mondays, and I'm so glad I did because just last night my husband and I decided to find a recipe to make sweet potato fries with some kind of dipping sauce...and here you are! I can't wait to try these. :) Thanks for sharing! Debbie at

  2. YUM. Love me some Cajun food. I may Pinterest this to remember it, do you mind?

  3. They look delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    I love your gorgeous photography too!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  4. Oh Sabrina, I want me some of those!

    (psst - my next post will be biscuits with sausage gravy)

  5. Oh these look absolutely yummy!! I too love potatoes just about anyway you can think ;) I have put this on my Pinterest to try and can't wait! Coming by from the Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!!

  6. I'm a fry fan too! I'd love for to share this recipe at my new party:

    I hope to see you soon :)

  7. Oh, yummy. I love sweet potato fries and they are a good way to lower the carbs. Can't wait to try these. Found and followed your wonderful blog through Tasty Tuesday.

  8. Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday! These look sooo yummy. I've tried my hand at these a couple of times, but now realize I've been missing the corn starch!

    Next time I'm going to add it in :)


  9. mmmm Sabrina that dipping sauce sounds so good! I will definitely try that and your method of making the fries by coating them in cornstarch for 30 minutes first. Thanks for sharing on Mangia Mondays!

  10. oh wow do those look delicious! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next week!
    Chef in Training

  11. Hello! If you haven't noticed already I featured you on Savory Sunday this week. Have a good one, and thanks for sharing!


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