Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Fry Sauce

 (Check out my newly updated recipe HERE!)

Have you had sweet potato fries? If you haven’t you are in for a real treat here. They are sweet and salty at the same time and crazy good.
The great thing is that I feel like they pair well as a side to more dishes than just regular fries would. They aren’t just a burger side. (Although that is certainly an amazing thing to have them with.) They can go with tacos, hawaiian rice bowls, sandwiches and wraps, salads, grilled chicken. . . Basically anything.
Of course, growing up french fries were one of my favorite sides in the whole world and I would eat them with anything. Literally. Including burritos and salmon. And on the rare occasion that my family went out for breakfast, guess what I ordered.

Those of you who have never been to Utah may not know what Fry Sauce is. Well it’s just amazing. And pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Sauce for fries.
Problem is, the only restaurants that serve it are the ones in Utah because it hasn’t quite caught on for the rest of the country. Which is really really sad. Although I did see it used by a big chef in a Food Network magazine a while back and they even referenced its Utah origin. So maybe it’s up-and-coming.
Basically the base is mayo and ketchup. But that is just the beginning. In my kitchen, I make a slew of varieties when it comes to fry sauce. Just a heads up because I’m sure I’ll be bringing them to you in the future. Pretty much every time I make fries I’ll be posting a new fry sauce recipe.
This one is pretty traditional but has more flavor than just the mayo-ketchup blend. It’s delicious. You will be double, and triple, and quadruple dipping those fries.
If you’re sharing with double-dip haters you may want to spoon some onto your plate.
Better yet, make a separate batch for yourself. Then you don’t have to worry about running out anyway.

 (Check out my newly updated recipe HERE!)


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These look amazing! Crispy and the perfect texture!

Yum!! I absolutely love sweet potato fries! These look amazing – great photos.

These look fabulous and you’ve done a great job with the burgers too. You’ve got me craving some of these burger and fries now and I’ve just had my lunch. 🙂 This is my first visit to your blog and I’m in love. Off to see the rest of your blog now.

These were great! I loved how the flavors blended so well together. Thanks for sharing!

In Argentina, that sauce is called “Salsa Golf” and it’s greatly popular! Take a look: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa_golf

By the way, I love your blog! You’re a great inspiration.

I always find it interesting when people talk about fry sauce and say that it is a “Utah thing” and it hasn’t caught on elsewhere. I’ve eaten fry sauce since I was little (and I live in Oregon.) Restaurants serve it and you can buy bottles of it in the store (some far superior to others). Arctic Circle serves it (then again, most of their locations are in Utah) but so do several other bigger chain restaurants.

    Ha, I should take a trip to Oregon I guess because every time I go out of town I ask for fry sauce and NO ONE knows what I’m talking about! I’ve asked for it in Illinois, Texas, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and California! I always get the same response, “Um, like ketchup? We have ketchup…”. 🙂

Wait, where’s the fry sauce recipe? I’ve never heard of that before.

    Hi Tia, the fry sauce recipe is the mayo-ketchup mixture at the bottom of the recipe. Mix together equal parts mayo and ketchup and then if you want to add a little pizazz I like to throw in some worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder – it’s so good!

these are so delicious!!! thanks for posting these!

    Aren’t they great?! And no deep frying needed!

Fry sauce has been talked about by a Oklahoma woman pioneer woman on food network also its a staple here in iowa and in Nebraska and nd when I’ve been in colorado.

I just made these and they are delicious (as I sit here typing and eating now). Unfortunately, I did not have all the ingredients for the dip so I just used sriracha and mayo, which is delicious as well! Also, because I’m having a little bit of sweet tooth, I sprinkled brown sugar over the fries after they were done. Sooooo delicious. Serves 2-4? Nope, today I’ll just be serving 1 😉

I tried these last night, very very good. Thank you for sharing.

I love Sweet Potato fries. I am going to try your recipe. I’ll let you know how I well (or not) I do.

There’s a restaurant in NYC called Pom Frite. They ONLY serve fries, but they have a selection of at least 50 different dipping sauces. My favorites are wasabi mayo and chipotle mayo. Check it out if you’re ever in town.

    Oh my gosh I want to cry… a whole restaurant devoted to fries and dipping sauces?!? I seriously can’t think of anything I would love more!!!

I just buy or make at home Thousand Island dressing which this virtually is. I like the addition of lime juice too. Or, the new chipotle dressings out now. Love these fries. : )

I live in Washington State and we have had the same fry sauce you describe (ketchup & mayo based) as far back as I can remember (1970). All of the fast food business’s in my state and a lot of the restaurants routinely serve it. I assumed it was nation wide….

    Oh it’s definitely not nationwide, I’ve gotten some VERY weird looks when trying to order fry sauce in states in the middle east and on the east coast…. they always say ” you mean ketchup?” haha.

Made these for the first time the other night… Amazing! Seriously, by far the best homemade fries we have ever had. I used plain Greek yogurt instead of the mayo in the fry sauce to try and cut down on calories and it was still absolutely delish! Thanks for sharing, so happy to add this to our regular dinner rotation.

    Oh my gosh, I sub greek yogurt into sauces and dishes all the time but I hadn’t thought to try it in my fry sauce! I MUST do that!! So glad you liked these fries – we are nuts about em!

I do no what fry sauce is. And I no who makes it.we go to tooele article circle all the time We call it A C sauce. (Arctic circle) And I always eat my fries with A C sauce. I make it all the time.

Are the skins left on?

    Hi Linda, It’s up to you, you could peel them or leave them on!

This looks like a scrumptious dip. Even though I have never lived Utah, I’ve had fry sauce all my life and I’m 65. I’ll enjoy this one, I’m sure.

Fry sauce is not a Utah thing! We had Arctic Circle burger joints in Oregon 40 tears ago and they served fry sauce. In fact, Dairy Queen and Burger King has had fry sauce for years!!

Made these twice. They are perfect with or without sauce! I only used sugar, salt, pepper and garlic salt to toss with oil. Very filling and a nice change from regular fries. A keeper!!

nice sauce! works great!