Every Burger Needs Fries: Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Yogurt Dip

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Every burger needs fries.  These Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with a spicy Sriracha Yogurt Dip are going to be just the thing for the upcoming 4th of July Burger Bash.

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

serves four to six

3 to 4 medium sweet potatoes, washed
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoon salt, plus more for boiling
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cilantro leaves, for garnish (optional)

Method:
Direct heat grilling

Place unpeeled sweet potatoes in a pot of cold salted water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until a pairing knife can be inserted to the center without much resistance; be careful not to overcook. Drain and plunge into an ice bath to stop the cooking. NOTE: This can be done to this point the day before. Drain and remove the skin from the sweet potatoes. Pat dry and slice into steak fry-size pieces. Transfer to a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Thoroughly combine the salt and spices; sprinkle over fries and toss to coat once more.

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Set up grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Clean, brush, and oil grates before cooking. Place fries on preheated grill at a 45 angle to the grates. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until well-marked and heated through. Serve immediately with condiments of choice or my Sirracha Yogurt Dip (recipe follows).

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Sriracha Yogurt Dip

makes 1 1/2 cups

1 cup Greek-style yogurt
2 to 3 tablespoons Sriracha or other hot sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Stir to combine all ingredients. Best to make a couple hours ahead with 2 tablespoons of the sriracha, let it sit for a bit, then see if you want it spicier. :-)

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Cheers and Happy Grilling!
~ Jeff

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