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Sweet potato fries

Montana's Sweet Potato Fries

Montana's Sweet Potato Fries

Hubby had a craving for sweet potato fries. He doesn’t often have major food cravings, entirely unlike me, so it’s always a good idea to satisfy his cravings as soon as possible. On this occasion we opted to go to Montana’s Bar and Grill, one of several restaurant chains that serve the fries, mostly out of convenience, but also because you can get some fairly reliable good food there. Their crinkle cut version is served with a creamy mayo-based ‘ancho garlic dip.’ It is served in one of the most fun ways I’ve seen, in an entirely unpretentious measuring cup. Needless to say the craving was satisfied, but more importantly I was reminded that serving this creatively can be fun and doesn’t need to be expensive.

13 Comments

  1. My wife loves these sweet potatoe fries. She’s made them at home & first discovered them @ O-Zone; an organic food restaurant which is located accross the street from Montana’s in London, Ontario. They are quite good.

    • We’ve had them there too, ages ago though, I think we’ll have to try them again. If you haven’t yet, try the ones at Milestone’s, they’re also quite good, and plentiful.

  2. Mmmm. Now I have a craving for sweet potato fries. It’s contagious!

  3. Hi Amanda,
    Love sweet potato fries. I make them at home using olive oil and oregano. I never ate them before last year. Now am I ever glad I did. Ozone has organic fries on their menu. I didn’t know Montana’s had them also.

    Let me know of this recipe’s variations. Keep up the good work.

    • I’m going to have to try your recipe too. I usually just do salt and pepper, and I like tossing onions on the baking pan, it makes them just a little sweeter.

  4. You know who else makes great sweet potato fries? Casey’s

    Now, let me say hello to blogging!

    • I’ll have to add them to the list of sweet potato fries to try. I sense a ‘fry quest’ coming on!

  5. anyone know a recipe for the dipping sauce?

  6. Here are two recipes I found online – I’ll try them out soon and let you know how they are (the second is actually specifically for sweet potato dipping :))
    Recipe 1: Garlic Aioli
    * 2 garlic cloves
    * 1 large egg yolk
    * 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    * 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    * 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    * 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    Mince and mash garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt using a large heavy knife. Whisk together yolk, lemon juice, and mustard in a bowl. Combine oils and add, a few drops at a time, to yolk mixture, whisking constantly, until all oil is incorporated and mixture is emulsified. (If mixture separates, stop adding oil and continue whisking until mixture comes together, then resume adding oil.)

    Whisk in garlic paste and season with salt and pepper. If aïoli is too thick, whisk in 1 or 2 drops of water. Chill, covered, until ready to use.

    Recipe 2: Garlic Curry Aioli:
    1/4 cup light mayo or miracle whip
    2 small (or 1 large) garlic clove, mashed to a paste with salt, or use garlic powder
    Juice from 1/2 lemon
    Dash of black pepper
    1 tsp curry power, or more to taste
    1 dash cayenne pepper
    Sea salt to taste

    Directions:
    If using fresh garlic, mash garlic into a fine paste with the side of a knife on a cutting board, using salt as an abrasive. Mix all ingredients together, serve with fries.

  7. I just made this , from looking at a few recipes!
    We love these appetizers from Johnny rockets and Montanas , so we just had to try it!

    1/2 cup Mayo
    1 lrg tbsp of sour cream
    1/2 tsp is paprika 
    1/2 tsp of lemon juice
    1garlic clove minced and mashed 
    2 pinches of chilli pepper chopped finely for taste (chilli powder or cayenne pepprs will also work but this is all we had!)
    Salt and pepper if desired! 
    Was DELICIOUS , I encourage everyone to try it , even add your own twist! 

  8. I just tried Laura’s version. It was great and really close to the Montana’s dip.
    Thanks :)