Cajun Coconut Sweet Frites (Sweet Potato Fries)

Cajun Coconut Sweet Frites with Double Dippin’ Sauces (Sweet Potato Fries)
Cajun Coconut Sweet Frites with Double Dippin’ Sauces

These Cajun Coconut Sweet Frites (Sweet Potato Fries) were the Appetizer category winner in the 2012 Sweet Rewards Recipe Contest, sponsored by the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.

Cajun Coconut Sweet Frites with Double Dippin’ Sauces
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 3 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  2. 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  3. 3/4 cup cornstarch
  4. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  5. 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  6. 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  7. 1 tablespoon whole milk
  8. Ground black pepper
  9. 1 1/2 cups Japanese bread crumbs (Panko)
  10. 1 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  11. 3 cups vegetable or canola oil
  12. Kickin’ Honey Mustard, recipe follows
  13. Blackberry Umami Sauce, recipe follows
Instructions
  1. In a large stockpot, place sweet potatoes and enough water to cover. Add salt, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until almost tender. Your knife should easily pierce the skin but meet some resistance in the middle. Drain potatoes, and let cool.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine cornstarch, flour, and Cajun seasoning. In a shallow bowl, combine eggs, milk, and salt and pepper to taste. In another shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and coconut.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or wax paper. Cut each cooled sweet potato lengthwise in 8 wedges. Dredge each wedge in fl our mixture, then egg mixture, and then coconut mixture. Place coated potatoes on prepared pan, and refrigerate 10 minutes for breading mixture to set.
  4. In a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil to 360º over medium-high heat. Preheat oven to 200º. Fry potatoes, 6 wedges at a time, for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle hot potatoes with salt, and keep warm in oven. Serve with Kickin’ Honey Mustard and Blackberry Umami Sauce.
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Kickin’ Honey Mustard
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup sour cream
  2. 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  3. 2 tablespoons honey
  4. 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until used.
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Blackberry Umami Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup blackberry preserves
  2. 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  3. 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until used.
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