Sunday, December 14, 2014


I'm going to be honest with you, I haven't tried these.  This is a recipe Olivia came up with on her own.  When I read down through the list of ingredients, I told myself I have to make these at some point.  Olivia is really good at mixing sweet and savory flavors so that they  complement one another.  I'm pretty certain she has achieved this with these sweet potato fries.  The vinegar and lime juice blending with the maple syrup and chili powder just have to be a winning combination.  After the holiday rush is over and you feel yourself slipping back into a culinary rut, give these fries a try!


1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup Balsamic vinegar
1/8 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons lime juice
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
dash of onion powder
dash of garlic powder
dash of ground ginger
dash of Ancho chili powder
4 medium sweet potatoes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix all of the ingredients together except for the sweet potatoes in a small bowl.  Scrub and wash the sweet potatoes and cut them lengthwise into sticks.  Place sweet potato sticks in a large bowl and pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes.  Toss to coat as well as possible.  Transfer the sticks to a foil lined cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Use a spatula to stir and flip the sticks.  Continue to bake for another 20 minutes or so until the sweet potatoes are gently caramelized and  soft to the touch.  Serve immediately!

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