Sweet Potato Nacho Fries

Are you getting excited for the Super Bowl? Me neither. Well, I sort of am but mostly just for the food BECAUSE!!!!  I made this ridiculous dish and it was over the top tasty. Before we get to far let me address something: I know what you’re thinking because I thought the same thing. “Sweet potatoes? and nachos mixed together? Really? Isn’t that kind of gross?”

I am here to proclaim that NO! They are not gross! They are strangely delicious and addicting! The sweetness of the sweet potato goes so well with the creamy sour cream, the spicy onion and jalapeno, the cold salsa and the tart lime juice. And, if you don’t go overboard with the cheese, they might even pass as one of the healthier dishes at your Super Bowl buffet table thanks to the fresh toppings and the olive-oil-oven-bake-method. That’s a real word.

I should probably explain this Sweet Potato Nacho Fry concept in all it’s glory so you can fully grasp the divine concept that it is. Here’s what you need to know: Sweet potatoes are peeled, cut into fries and tossed with olive oil and taco seasoning. They are baked in a hot oven until they are sweet, slightly crunchy and southwesty. Then my friends, you top the hot fries with cheese and let it melt. Oh mama are these good on their own. BUT, it gets better. I then topped mine with sour cream, salsa, fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, onion and cilantro.

Side Note: my husband just said “Hey, you should write that they are “nacho ordinary nachos!” Haha. WOW. I married a cheeseball. What can I say?

By the way, is it Superbowl or Super Bowl or SuperBowl or SUPERBOWL?! Does it matter? I’m confused.

I digress.

Anyways, I tested this recipe last night as a late afternoon snack/early dinner. Between Gordon and I, we absolutely and positively licked the plate clean. We weren’t even that hungry, but they got completely finished.

So, give these a whirl! They are really easy to make and taste delicious. Perfect food for snacking, especially for the superbowl! Holla! Who are you cheering for?

Sweet Potato Nacho Fries
yield: 4 sides or 2 entrees
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Ingredients:
4 medium sweet potatoes or 2 large
3 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
toppings: fresh jalapeno, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, onions, cilantro, avocado, corn, beans, lime wedges etc.

Directions:
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into fries. {I cut mine into 1/4 inch pieces approximately.} Place on baking sheet and toss with olive oil and taco seasonings. *Bake for 45-60 minutes or until fries are to your desired crispness, flipping them every 10-15 minutes.

Remove fries from oven and sprinkle cheese over top. Place back into hot oven for 30 seconds or until cheese has melted completely. Remove fries carefully from baking sheet onto serving platter and top with desired toppings. Serve warm.

*Baking time will depend on the thickness of your fries, so adjust accordingly! :)

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9 Responses to “Sweet Potato Nacho Fries”

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    Maria — January 31, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Great nacho recipe! Perfect for game day too!

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    Marco — February 1, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Wow. These look so good! Interesting idea mixing fries and nachos, two of my favorite things!
    I like your picture too. You’re super foxy!!

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    Delilah — February 1, 2011 at 12:39 am

    This recipe looks really good! I’ll have to make this one!

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    Cookin' Canuck — February 1, 2011 at 5:01 am

    What a fantastic take on nachos – and fries! Great flavors in this recipe, Lauren.

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    Katrina — February 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    These look amazing. Great idea!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I think these amazing flavors would make a heck of a game day snack. Very inventive, I love it!

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