Let’s eat french fries.

No… really.

Wait. I know. These aren’t really french fries. They are oven fries which are never nearly as fab but are much simpler especially when you have a spastic fear of splattering oil and are just generally… lazy. Let’s eat them anyway.

Right now, I am craving a date of cheese fries and diet Coke. Mentally and emotionally. And… palate-ly? Metaphorically? Whatever. All of the above. Specifically I’d like some of those cheese fries from Shake Shack – not exactly the fries that I love but that cheese? It’s got to be laced with some sort of drug. Ugh! So good.

These will have to do for now. French fry date?

If we do that, I could tell you how many sheets of sweet potato “fries” I’ve made in the last five years. They somehow ended up as a requirement in this house and while it’s easy to tire of them, I have seasoned the HECK out of those babies with everything imaginable. Really, I don’t think I’ve left any stone (spice?) unturned when it comes to piling on flavor. Which is weird, because these specific ones end up being sort of… simple. Although I think we all can agree when you add minced garlic to warm butter, that flavor is anything but simple.

Does anyone even really care about the fries though? Like the aforementioned cheese drug, the dip is where it’s at. I really wanted a creamy feta dip after taking down what one can only assume was my 83rd container of that Trader Joe’s mediterranean feta dip, which honestly was not that difficult because I slathered it on everything. Ew. Slathered. Add that to the list of words that makes my skin crawl.

I used that feta dip for anything and everything – a dip, a spread, a puffy white hat on a tiny silver spoon – and wanted to try making something slightly similar so I could keep it in my life. Can we talk about versatility? As expected, I’ve been using this on… my entire life…  and still have a good bit left in the fridge. It’s my new favorite thing.

At least until my next favorite thing comes along.

You know, which will probably happen in five minutes.

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Garlic Butter Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Feta Dip

Yield: serves about 2

Total Time: 55-60 minutes

Ingredients:

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled (if desired) and sliced into thin 1/2-inch (thick) strips
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 garlic cloves finely minced or pressed
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
3 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons freshly chopped basil

creamy feta dip
8 ounce feta block, crumbled
3/4 cup full-fat or 2% plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top. Spray the rack with nonstick spray. Set aside. Heat butter in a small saucepan (or the microwave) until just melted. Remove from any heat and then add in garlic cloves, stirring well

Rinse sweet potatoes well with water then pat completely dry with towels. Add to a large bowl and toss with olive oil, garlic butter, salt and pepper. Toss very well to coat. Spread sweet potatoes out in a single layer on the wire rack. Bake for 20 minutes, remove and toss, then bake for 15-20 minutes longer. Sometimes I check within 10 minutes and toss again, and occasionally after the 15-20 minutes, I give them another 5-10 or so. I know using a wire rack can be a pain but it really helps crisp all sides. Try not to crowd the sweet potatoes and if necessary, use a second sheet/rack.

Remove and let cool slightly. Remove the wire rack or place on a large plate and cover in parmesan and fresh herbs, tossing and tossing to coat. If needed, season a bit more too. You can even add some more garlic butter if you wish. Dip in creamy feta!

creamy feta dip
Combine all ingredients together and mix well. I took a bit of the herb/parmesan topping from the baking sheet and threw it on top!

I think I am going to garlic butter everything from now on. Yep, making it a verb.

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99 Responses to “Garlic Butter Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Feta Dip.”

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — January 10, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    I need that dip NOW! I always opt for sweet potato fries when I can…

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    Chrysa — January 10, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    Wow. I never have ALL the ingredients to make recipes like this. But guess what? I totes do – and I LURVE sweet potato fries! (I am also deathly afraid of deep-frying anything). This recipe is right up my alley!

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — January 10, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    Just stop it. Now I’m going to have to garlic butter everything. Let’s start a revolution!

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — January 10, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    I looooove making sweet potato fries but I haaate that they’re never crispy when oven fried! Must get a cooling rack ASAP.

    It kind of looks like there’s orange zest in the feta dip…is there not? Am I going crazy? Is it just bits of sweet potato fries?

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    • Jessica — January 10th, 2013 @ 5:24 pm

      hahah no – it’s just some of the sweet potato, I took some of the herb and parm mixture from the pan and threw it on top. ;)

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    Christine — January 10, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    I think I’m in love with you. I’d take you, and these fries, and a bunch of Shake Shack fries out on a date, any day. It’d be a double date. Thank you. For making my life that little bit more awesome.

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    Kacy — January 10, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    That dip is going to be stuck in my head until I make it.

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    Jackie — January 10, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    This is the first time I’ve commented on your blog before, but I have been following it since the beginning!! I just made the fries and the dip because I already had everything at home to make them. Everything is soooo good! The dip is delicious and the fries are nice and crispy!! Thanks for another great recipe!

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    • Jessica — January 10th, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

      ahhh so glad you already made it!

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    Kim in MD — January 10, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    Wow- this is my kind of snack/dinner! That last photo made me want to snarf up that entire plate (and then some)!

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    Donna b. — January 10, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    First brown butter… now GARLIC BUTTER!
    Dun-dun-dunnnnnn!

    This looks amazing. ♥

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    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — January 10, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    I would use that feta dip on everything too!

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    Lucy Lu — January 10, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    Why am I not eating this right now?? Seriously wish I could just pull food out from my computer screen whenever I read your blog. SOMEONE NEEDS TO INVENT THIS.

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — January 10, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    I’m obsessed with sweet potato fries! And this feta dip takes them to a whole new level!

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    a farmer in the dell — January 10, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    french fries, oven fries, who cares? I need these in my mouth now! yum

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    Moni @ {Moni Meals} — January 11, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    Please give me some of these now!! Wow. Looks great Jessica

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — January 11, 2013 @ 1:08 am

    Oooh, I had zucchini fries with a feta dip at a restaurant in Leesburg, VA back in the fall. I bet it would be awesome with sweet potato fries as well!

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    Ross @ TheFaceBaby — January 11, 2013 @ 1:53 am

    TJ is my homeboy

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — January 11, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    I can’t decide what I care about more – the fries or the feta dip. I think that means I have to make both. As soon as possible.

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    Jenny @ BAKE — January 11, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    I love sweet potato fries! this dip sounds amazing with them!

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    Janani — January 11, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    Awesome love the sweet potato fries yumm yumm

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    Priscilla — January 11, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    These sound amazingly delicious. Garlic butter = God.

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    Rachel @ The Pescetarian and the Pig — January 11, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Oh man, you got my tastebuds going when you mentioned cheese fries… There’s a local place that makes the most incredible cheese fries, i would love to eat them every day (my thighs would love them even more!). I love your unique spin on it with the sweet potato fries and feta dip! That’s probably an outstanding combination! And great for making up a batch for the Super Bowl, I’d say!

    How the heck do you stay skinny with all of this amazing food around?!

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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — January 11, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    Ooh yum yum yum! I have a serious fry problem – so unreal. These look good and that dip…! Please share?

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — January 11, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    I am seriously the biggest addict of sweet potato fries right now. These look so insane and that feta cheese dip is calling my name. Nice flavor combos!

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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — January 11, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    Mmmm…I have a feeling I would “slather” that feta dip on everything. Looks delicious!

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    mary (sisters running the kitchen) — January 11, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    we made the fries last night for dinner…sans the dip. we were planning on making sweet potato fries anyway and when i saw these on your blog, i knew I had to try out your technique! such a wonderful way to get crispy oven fries!

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    Rebecca LeFever — January 11, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

    These look amazing. I happen to have a block of Feta at home that I’ve kind of been gnawing at for days. My fiance says I eat cheese like it’s a Little Debbie cake. So this might make my cheese eating habits less animal-like.

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    Mia Dumont — January 12, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    Garlicbutter as a new verb, in one word: I love it!

    I garlicbutter all the time
    You now garlicbutter all the time
    They will garlicbutter all the time soon too

    etc…

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    Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up — January 14, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    This looks great. I am always looking for a good sweet potato fry recipe. Mine never seem to be as crispy as I want. I will have to try how you do it!

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    Northern Cottage — January 15, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    Ok so I may perhaps possibly be TOTALLY SMITTEN with almost all our recipes!! Do we have the same taste buds or what???? Pinning several which you can check out here: http://pinterest.com/northernc/

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    JP — January 26, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    I don’t know what happened I followed the recipe to a T and they were so soggy : (

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    Alicia — February 14, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    This recipe is amazing!! We made it for dinner last night and ate all of our sweet potatoes we couldn’t eat the main course. So glad we have some dip left… now we just need more potatoes!!

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    Perfect Fries — February 15, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. The feta dipper looks interesting.

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    Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar — April 9, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    I have never had sweet potato fries before but these look amazing! With garlic butter how can they go wrong?! Love the dip too, looks delicious!

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