Purple Sweet Potato Fries are roasted and are an amazingly delicious and crispy, with the scent of lemon and a touch of spice. They're a great vegetarian snack or side dish.
I love strolling through a Farmer's Market or the produce section in stores to see all of the stunning colors. Everything from broccoli and mangoes to Dragon fruit and apples -- and there are so many gorgeous shades of purple in fresh produce these days.
A couple of years ago I was introduced to -- and proceeded to fall in love with -- the beautiful Okinawan Sweet Potato, which is a beautiful dark lavender color. And I was recently introduced to another outstanding purple sweet potato, only this one is more of a magenta color.
Meet the Stokes Purple Sweet Potato from Frieda's.
And check out that bright magenta flesh. t's so vibrant! And these pretty spuds are packed with antioxidants, by the way.
What do Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes taste like?
A bit less sweet than orange sweet potatoes, they're especially tasty with the hint of fresh lemon and the subtle spice of the chili powder. It has that delicious sweet n' spicy vibe.
The purple potatoes become a deep, rich burgundy-like color once cooked.This is not a sponsored post. Frieda's sent me samples of Stokes Sweet Potatoes for recipe testing.
I'm writing about them because they're delicious and so pretty. Oh, and because I made these oh-so-delicious Purple Sweet Potato Fries with chili and lemon!
You can learn more about them and where to get them here.
Enjoy every last crispy, sweet, spicy, and tangy one of these Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries!
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Purple Sweet Potato Fries
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- a few turns of freshly ground black pepper
- 2 pounds Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes
- Set oven. Preheat the oven to 425°F and adjust a rack to the center (or a bit above).
- Combine everything except potatoes. In a small bowl, mix the oil with the lemon juice, chil ipowder, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Prep potatoes. Wash the potatoes very well and rub them dry with a towel. (You can peel them instead if desired -- I leave the skin as it's thin, tender and full of vitamins.)Cut the pointed ends off each of the potatoes and then cut them into approximately ¼ inch sticks. Add them to a baking sheet and spread them out.
- Combine potatoes with lemon mixture. Make sure the oil mixture is well blended and then drizzle it over the cut potatoes and use your hands to mix them, being sure they are all well coated (see below image). Move around the potatoes until they are in a single layer, and sprinkle with a bit of salt.
- Roast and cool. Place the baking sheet in the preheated 425°F oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes -- they should be sizzling and browning a bit on the bottoms. Use a metal flat-bottomed spatula and flip all of the potatoes over. Return the baking sheet to the oven and continue to roast until the bottoms are beginning to brown, about another 15 minutes.Let them cool on the baking sheet and then serve as a side or snack.
That color is amazing! The fries sound delicious with the chile powder and lemon.
It stayed purple! It stayed purple!! GREG
It did! 😉
I love purple sweet potatoes! The color is amazing, isn't it? Hard to believe it is almost Thanksgiving.... Where did 2014 go? xo
Seriously. Feels like we should still be in January! I do love the Thanksgiving cooking season, though. 🙂
Purple potatoes are beautiful! They're very hard to find where I live, but next time I see them I'll buy some to make these awesome roasted fries!
I hope you come across them, Diana. Thanks! 🙂 ~Valentina
These sweet potato fries look and sound so delicious! I love the unique color ♥
Thanks so much, Natalie! 🙂 ~Valentina
The color of these sweet potato fries look so appealing! So much flavor!
Hope you try them. Thank you! 🙂 ~Valentina
These would look so original at any table. I can't wait to try them out!
Yes! Thanks, Claudia. 🙂 ~Valentina
I don't think I've ever seen purple sweet potatoes...I will have to be on the lookout for them! Sounds like a tasty way to prepare.
Thanks, David. Hope you find them! 🙂 ~Valentina
I too came to love the Okinawan purple sweet potato, during trips to Japan. Never thought to use it in fries like this, love them, they look fantastic!
Thank you, Kavita! Enjoy! 🙂 ~Valentina
I do not eat potatoes often and almost never as chips as we call fries in Australia. But I love sweet potatoes and the oven-baking is a big drawcard. Have never sighted purple sweet potatoes here . . . perhaps some homework will bear results ! The lemon and chilli flavours are a drawcard . . . shall definitely try even if I have to do so with the ordinary orange ones !