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Sweet potato oven fries with pink yogurt sauce

Serves 8

4large sweet potatoes
2tablespoons vegetable oil, or more if needed
Salt and pepper, to taste
1cup plain yogurt
½cup sour cream
3tablespoons grated
raw onion
½teaspoon ground cumin
2tablespoons spicy
bottled cocktail sauce,
or to taste
Generous dash
hot sauce

1. Set the oven at 400 degrees. Have on hand a large rimmed baking sheet.

2. Halve the potatoes horizontally. Cut them into thick spears. In a bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil, salt, and pepper. Set them on the baking sheet cut sides up.

3. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, turning several times, or until they are tender and caramelized at the edges.


4. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk the yogurt, sour cream, onion, cumin, cocktail sauce, hot sauce, and salt. Taste for seasoning and add more hot sauce, if you like. Serve with the sweet potatoes.

Sheryl Julian. Adapted from “The Way We Cook”