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Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Ketchup

by flavorthemoments on August 5, 2014

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Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Ketchup are smoky sweet potato wedges grilled until soft and charred, and are served with a sweet and spicy Sriracha ketchup.  These grilled fries make the perfect summer side dish, no oven required!

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Apologies are necessary today.  I’ve made these Grilled Sweet Potato Fries about 20 times and haven’t posted them until today.  I even photographed them once but didn’t like the photos and put the kabosh on it until later.   I figured these photos would do, especially because you need to add these to your grilling repertoire before summer comes to a screeching halt.  And it’s starting to screech!  It’s August folks — so fire up the grill and keep it fired up.  You’re going to want to make plenty of these here fries. :)

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What’s so special about these fries, you may ask?  Let me count the ways.  (1) They’re sweet and smoky;  (2) Everything is better with grill marks;  (3) They’re easy;  (4) You don’t need to turn on the oven in the heat of summer to get your homemade fries; and last but not least, (5) sweet and spicy Sriracha ketchup, of course!  I could go on and on, but I’ll stop there. ;)

I’ve explained before that I order sweet potato fries over regular every single time, unless a restaurant doesn’t doesn’t have them.  I’m in shock when I go somewhere and there are no sweet potato fries on the menu.  Really…how could anyone not serve them?  Please help me understand.

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I’ve never made regular fries at home, either.  Normally I make my Spicy Orange Baked Sweet Potato Fries, but I’ve been growing weary of using the oven.  I didn’t even know you could successfully grill a sweet potato in such a short time.  It’s like my head’s been under a rock or something!  I’ve definitely been making up for lost time.

You know what else you can do with these grilled sweet potatoes other than dip them in ketchup and devour them?  I cut them into chunks and made a grilled sweet potato salad out of them, and it was awesome!  It was reminiscent of my Maple Bacon Roasted Red Potato Salad, which has no mayo — just a super delicious vinaigrette.  I’m telling you this because maybe you need yet another reason to make these fries?  I told you I could go on and on.

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Now, the ketchup is special enough with Sriracha in it, but I also added some fresh ginger and orange juice to transform this ketchup into something more.  The orange is more of a background flavor, while the ginger adds a big pop of flavor.  If you like things nice and spicy, add more sriracha, and more ginger.  Customize away! :)

These grilled sweet potato fries are so quick and easy, you’ll be wondering why you’ve never made them before, too.  I’ve got your back, though — I’m sharing them with you because you need this super simple summer side dish.  It’s gonna be a crowd pleaser any way you serve them, so just serve them before summer’s over.  Something tells me you’ll be grilling them long after summer’s over.  I know I will. :)

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Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Ketchup

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: About 4 servings

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Ketchup

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Ketchup are smoky sweet potato wedges grilled until soft and charred, and are served with a sweet and spicy Sriracha ketchup. These grilled fries make the perfect summer side dish, no oven required!

Ingredients

For the ketchup:

1/4 cup ketchup

2 teaspoons Sriracha (or more if you like it spicier!)

1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger*

For the fries:

1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2" thick wedges

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey, optional

salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Prepare the ketchup:

Place the ketchup, sriracha, orange juice, and ginger in a small bowl and stir until combined. Set aside.

Preheat the grill to medium. Place the sweet potatoes, olive oil, maple syrup, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl and toss until the sweet potato wedges are well coated. Grill about 4 minutes per side, or until softened with nice grill marks, about 8-10 minutes total depending on thickness. The sweet potato wedges will be slightly blistered when they're ready. Remove from the grill, sprinkle with extra sea salt if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

Grated ginger can be quite spicy, so use less if you'd like it to be more of a background flavor. To grate ginger easily, place your ginger in the freezer, then you can grate it, peel and all, with a Microplane grater.

If you have big ketchup lovers, you may want to double this recipe! It will keep stored in the fridge in an air tight container if you have leftovers.

Recipe by Flavor the Moments.

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Medha @ Whisk & Shout August 5, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Sriracha ketchup?! OMG. Sweet potato fries are the superior fries, especially with this ketchup!
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flavorthemoments August 6, 2014 at 9:42 am

The sriracha ketchup was a first for me and I loved it! It definitely was a nice compliment to the sweet/charred fries! :)

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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice August 6, 2014 at 4:53 am

Amazing, Marcie! Sweet potato fries are my absolute weakness. I don’t like regular sweet potatoes, but I love the fries (strange, I know) and always order them out and have even made my own before. I love that you threw these on the grill! They look beautiful with those grill marks. And that sriracha ketchup sounds like it goes perfectly with these. Pinned!
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flavorthemoments August 6, 2014 at 9:46 am

I can see why you would like the fries over regular sweet potatoes — they’re so crispy. These aren’t crispy, but the way they get blistered and charred really change the texture of the outside as well as the flavor. The ketchup made them extra special for me. :) Thanks for the pin!

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Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies August 6, 2014 at 5:05 am

Grilled is pretty much the best way to make fries, but I’ve never made sweet potato fries on the grill! Time to remedy that because these look incredible.
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flavorthemoments August 6, 2014 at 9:49 am

I’d never grilled a potato before these — and I really don’t why I didn’t know they would be so terrific? Better late than never I suppose! Have a great day, Kelly!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor August 6, 2014 at 9:12 am

Sweet potato fries are one of my favorite sides! I love that these are sweet and smokey and the addition of the sriracha to the ketchup is perfect! And to top it all off you added the ginger and orange juice which I always love!

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flavorthemoments August 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

I have a hard time not adding maple, ginger, and orange any time I make sweet potato anything — they just taste so great together! The sriracha was a fun new addition to the mix, and I’ll definitely be using it again. Thanks, Ashley, and have a great week! :)

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Annie @Maebells August 6, 2014 at 10:39 am

Yum!! I love everything about this! The grill, the sauce…just everything! We are major sweet potato lovers in this house so I am always looking for new ways to prepare them!
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flavorthemoments August 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm

We’re the same way…it’s all about sweet potatoes! I’ve been grilling them now like they’re going out of style. Hope you get to try them, Annie! :)

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Ashley August 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Marcie I have seriously been thinking about these all day after I quickly glanced at them this morning!!

That ketchup! I’m dying over here! And why have I never grilled sweet potato fries before? This is happening soon.
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flavorthemoments August 6, 2014 at 5:47 pm

The first time I made them I couldn’t stop thinking about them and did it AGAIN the next day — they’re just addicting! I can’t believe I never tried this sooner. Thanks, Ashley, and I hope your husband grills you up some fries soon! :)

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Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking August 6, 2014 at 4:47 pm

I am totally with you – why doesn’t every restaurant serve sweet potato fries? They are waaaaay better! And grilling them…so smart…I just can’t even…

Pinned!
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flavorthemoments August 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm

These restaurants need to get on the sweet potato bandwagon, or they’ll be left behind in the dust! haha Thanks, Lindsey! :)

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Juliana August 6, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Your baked sweet potatoes look delicious Marcie…and I like the idea of a touch of heat in the ketchup…ginger and OJ? Delicious!
Thanks for the inspiration…hope you are having a fun week :D
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flavorthemoments August 8, 2014 at 7:45 am

Thank you, Juliana! I don’t get around to flavoring ketchup up enough, so this was really tasty! Have a nice weekend! :)

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Zainab August 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Hahha everything is better with grill marks indeed!! Love the sweet and spicy sauce to go with ;)
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flavorthemoments August 8, 2014 at 7:48 am

Thanks, Zainab! It’s funny how grill marks do that, isn’t it? :)

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) August 7, 2014 at 6:14 am

These fries are seriously amazing! Grilled makes them even more incredible.

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flavorthemoments August 8, 2014 at 7:48 am

Grilling did make them more incredible! Thank you, Jocelyn! :)

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Kathy @ Olives & Garlic August 7, 2014 at 6:14 am

Sweet potato fries and Sriracha ketchup is amazing. I can pretty much put Sriracha on anything, but it’s so perfect against the sweet potato. Love the beautiful grill marks on the potatoes.
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flavorthemoments August 8, 2014 at 7:49 am

Thank you, Kathy! :)

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Helen @ Scrummy Lane August 7, 2014 at 6:49 am

I got slightly confused by this at first because in the UK a grill is a broiler … I think … anyway, I get it now …
… and it’s a fabulous idea! I love sweet potato fries, too, and bonus that they’re so healthy. That ketchup is genius, as well. :-)
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flavorthemoments August 8, 2014 at 7:52 am

I can see how you got confused! I had no idea grilling was called something else in the UK…oops! Thanks, Helen, and I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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Kelly August 7, 2014 at 10:45 am

I am a sucker for sweet potato fries and love love love this brilliant idea for grilling them!!! The grill marks are gorgeous and that sriracha ketchup with ginger and OJ sounds to die for! Pinned :)

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flavorthemoments August 8, 2014 at 7:59 am

I wish I had thought of this sooner — they’re so easy and no oven is a winner in summer! Thanks for the pin, Kelly, and have a great weekend! :)

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Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods August 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Grilled fries sound so delicious! I am seriously crazy for sweet potato fries. They are one thing that I alway order when we go out. That sriracha ketchup sounds so amazing! My son has become crazy for spicy foods. I need to make this! Pinning!
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flavorthemoments August 8, 2014 at 7:59 am

I don’t eat fried food much, but I can never resist sweet potato fries! Thank you for the pin, Cindy, and have a great weekend! :)

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Kloe's Kitchen August 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Ok, I know I just commented, but I have to say something about these fries. I wish I could make them tonight to go with our grill, but we don’t have sweet potatoes. Rats! I will have to wait. Thanks so much for sharing!!!
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flavorthemoments August 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

I hope you get out and buy some sweet potatoes soon — I think you’ll love these! Thanks, Kloe! :)

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Kelsey Bang August 8, 2014 at 4:24 pm

wow! these sweet potatoes look so tasty and healthy! I will have to try these out! beautiful photography!

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flavorthemoments August 9, 2014 at 10:19 am

Thank you, Kelsey! :)

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Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner August 8, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Thanks for sharing with us tonight at Best of the Weekend Marcie! Pinned! I’m really starting to like sweet potato fries!
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flavorthemoments August 9, 2014 at 10:23 am

Thanks for hosting, Deb, and I’m so glad your climbing aboard the sweet potato fry bandwagon. :)

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Bri | Bites of Bri August 13, 2014 at 4:05 am

Marcie, these look so good! I love sweet potatoes over normal fries any day and I am in LOVE with ketchup, especially of the spicy variety. yumyumyum
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flavorthemoments August 13, 2014 at 7:37 am

Thank you, Bri! Normal fries are too boring for me! These were a nice change, and the ketchup really pumped up the flavor. :)

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