Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Ketchup

Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Ketchup - The Lemon Bowl

French fries, ketchup, hot sauce…. can you tell I’m pregnant? This baby is begging for carbs, around the clock. Of course, I could play the craving card and have my husband run through the drive through on the way home from work but I worked my tail off to lose 65 lbs last year so you better believe I will not be gaining it all back. 

So what is a french-fry-craving-pregnant-gal to do? Find a happy medium. With a little help from my friends at Alexia, not only did I have crispy sweet potato fries on the table in 20 minutes but I saved myself hundreds of calories.

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A typical side of sweet potato fries at a restaurant will run you 500-600 calories a serving. A large order of fries from a fast food joint will cost you 25 g of fat. Making your own at home without the guilt? Priceless.

If you’ve never tried sriracha, you must get on the band wagon. It provides a deep but delicate heat with a hint of sweetness and is my favorite condiment for curries, fried rice, Asian noodle soups and more. We almost always have it on the dinner table and I think you should too. :)

Your fork is waiting.

Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Ketchup
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 4.5 oz fries + 2 tablespoons sriracha ketchup
  • Calories: 205
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated fat: 0
  • Unsaturated fat: 5 g
  • Trans fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 36.2 g
  • Sugar: 23.8 g
  • Sodium: 608 mg
  • Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe type: Side
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Sriracha provides the perfect subtly spicy kick to balance out the natural sweetness of sweet potato fries.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bake sweet potato fries according to package instructions.
  2. While fries are baking, mix together ketchup and sriracha in a small bowl. Check for heat level and and adjust accordingly.
  3. Serve fries hot with sriracha ketchup on the side.
Notes
Like it spicy? Add more sriracha. Prefer it on the mild side? Add more ketchup or a bit of honey to balance out the heat.

Disclaimer: I am a proud member of the Alexia food blogger Tastemaker program. As always, all thoughts are my own.

Comments

  1. says

    I always craved spicy food when I was pregnant, too bad I didn’t know about Sriracha then! These fries are my favorite!! The ketchup is perfect!

    • Liz DellaCroce says

      I think they’re about the same? Hard to remember. The good news is I seem to be over the first trimester carb binge. :)

  2. says

    If I were pregnant I would eat 4 servings of this–but since I am not I will stick with one! I have never tried siraracha ketchup but am going to stat! Yum!

  3. says

    We love those fries… We always have a bag in the freezer!!! The cook perfectly while you grill some fish or chicken in the bbq outdoors… Fast, much healthier and delicious

  4. says

    When I can handle spice again I will be ALL OVER THIS. I miss sriracha so much, best condiment ever. Love that you added it to ketchup, perfect compliment to sweet fries! (love those by the way, I am praying I have some tucked back in the freezer right now…)

    • Liz DellaCroce says

      It’s crazy – I am loving the heat lately!!! Wish I didn’t have a 20 mo to feed or else every meal would be covered in spice – haha.

  5. says

    Oh my word. You are speaking my language. I just recently had this sweet and spicy ketchup that I could not get out of my head all weekend! It was sooo good with the sweet potato fries. I am seriously making this to go with dinner tonight!

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