Taste Test: Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

When I think of the perfect side dish for burgers, sandwiches, and meaty foods, sweet potato fries come to mind.  I enjoy having them at home as often as I can.  Which really isn’t that often because, honestly, cooking them is kind of a chore.

Fortunately, Alexia Foods has provided a fail safe solution for cooking sweet potato fries at home.

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program, I received a sample of Alexia’s frozen sweet potato fries.  OK, they didn’t send me frozen food in the mail; although, how cool would that be?!  They did send a coupon for me to pick up a free sample from my local grocery store.

At $3.99 per 5 serving bag, I felt the price was reasonable given the time and effort it would take for me to peel and slice enough sweet potatoes to feed the four hungry people in my home.

Back at home, the fries were a snap to cook: heat the oven to 400 degrees, dump the fries on a cookie sheet, and bake ‘em for 20 minutes or so.  The instructions say to “stir them once or twice” while cooking but I did a complete fire and forget.

They turned out perfectly!

Hot, Crispy Sweet Potato Fries Just Out of the Oven.

The fries were crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside, and the perfect blend of sweet and salty.  We paired the fries with grilled pork chops and a simple, homemade dipping sauce — thanks to Nicole.  She insisted that it was only proper to serve this fries with a sauce that would compliment them (recipe below).

Dipping the Fries in the Dashing Sauce!

In the end, I have to say thanks, Alexia, for opening my eyes to the wonders of easily making sweet potato fries in my home.

For more information, follow this  link for a  handy PDF document with product and nutrition details.

Dashing French Fry Dip

I call this the “dashing” French fry dip because it has a dash of this and a dash of that.  Taste as you go when you make it, adding more of what ever you feel is missing!  Makes about two servings.

½ Cup Mayonnaise
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Dash of Cracked Black Pepper
Dash of Ground Cayenne Pepper
Dash of Powdered Garlic
Dash of Powdered Onion
Dash of Ground Thyme
Dash of Paprika

Mix ingredients together until thoroughly blended.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Serve with french fries or anything else you’d like to dip!

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8 Responses to “Taste Test: Alexia Sweet Potato Fries”

  1. Love sweet potato fries but cannot stand cutting through those tough tubers. It’s a little pricey, but still a lot less than what we usually pay at restaurants. Thanks for this post!

  2. Yeah give these a shot! I hate chopping sweet taters into fries (i guess a fancy julienne device might make things easier) so this was a good find. If you split the bag between two people, I think it might still be less than what you’d pay for at a restaurant…perhaps with the exception of The Counter. When I get their sweet potato fries it seems like a mountain of ’em!

  3. I like the idea of the dash sauce! That’s how I learned how to make spaghetti sauce from scratch, it really can’t go wrong. I’ll give it a shot.

  4. Yes ma’am! Its all about cooking with the “taste as you go” method. 🙂

  5. Mike,
    I should have turned you onto these delicious taters long time ago, they are a staple in my freezer. They are a little pricey on the front end, but you can always freeze what you don’t use. They are awesome w/ turkey burgers.

  6. Zeke! Yeah, I am seriously on them now!

  7. I will have to try these fries. Trader Joes has some surprisingly good sweet potato fries in the freezer section too.

  8. I have tried the Trader Joe’s fries and yes, they are good too. I think the Alexia fries cook up a bit crispier but the flavor it about the same as the ones from TJ.