Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Dipping Sauce – Today we are making one of my favorite summer side dishes – grilled sweet potato fries.
This is a perfect Cooking Secrets for Men technique. We parboil the sweet potatoes whole, cut them into wedges, and then finish them on the grill. I learned this technique from Bobby Flay, one of my cooking idols. When I say I learned this from Bobby, what I really mean is that I watched one of his TV shows and copied his technique.
You begin by par-boiling the sweet potatoes whole on the stove. When they are tender, you slice them into wedges. They are tossed with oil and spices, then grilled. The pre-boil does add a little extra time, but the resulting creamy interior and crisp exterior is absolutely worth it.
And we will be making a Sriracha dipping sauce. The dipping sauce is very easy to make. Combine equal parts of Mayonnaise and Sour Cream. Add sriracha sauce depending on the level of heat you like. Mix together and serve with hot sweet potato fries. This simple dipping sauce is in our E-Cookbook Vol 1 – “Sauces you’ll use – A lot”. It is available for free download at https://cookingsecretsformen.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Sauces-e-Cookbook.pdf.
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- 1 Grill
- 1 pot for boiling potatoes
- 2 Sweet Potatoes
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Sriracha Dipping Sauce
- 1 tbsp Sour Cream
- 1 tbsp Mayonaise
- 1 tsp Sriracha Sauce
- Bring a pot of salted water to boil.
- Heat grill to medium high
- Parboil Sweet Potaoes in the, salted water, until they can be pireced with a fork or knife, about 10-15 minutes
Make the Sriracha Dipping Sauce
- Combine equal amounts of Sour Cream and Mayonaise in a small bowl.
- Add Sriracha Sauce and stir to combine. Set aside.
Grilling the Sweet Potatoes
- Remove Sweet Potatoes from the water and cut into wedges, leaving the skin on
- Put wedges in a bowl, toss with olive oil and salt & pepper
- Place wedges on the grill. Allow them to get grill marks, about 3-4 minutes
- Turn wedges to get grill marks on the other side. No need to get grill marks on the sweet potato skin.
- Serve with Sriracha Dipping Sauce
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8 thoughts on “Grilled Sweet Potato Fries”
This is one of my favorite ways to prepare sweet potatoes and one everyone should have in their wheelhouse. The sauce sounds amazing.
Loved it, Charlie. Quick and easy and delicious. Keep ’em coming.
I just usually stick sweet potato wedges under my grill in the kitchen. I’ll need to try this method on my outdoor grill!
I stole this from Bobby Flay