Oktoberfest Beer Sweet Potato Fries with Spiced Balsamic Dipping Sauce is sweet potato fries that have been soaked in Oktoberfest beer and then baked to bring out the autumn array of flavors. Then it is paired with a spiced balsamic dipping sauce that just takes sweet potato fries to the next level. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.
Changes, changes, I am always saying change is good. I admit I have habits I really need to break, especially with Seduction in the Kitchen. I want to build a bigger audience. I feel my site just isn’t growing. It one those things that are frustrating when comes to blogging. Blogging would be so simple if it was just written than publish a post and that be it. Trust me it would make my life so much better, but it doesn’t work that way in blogging, unfortunately. There is a ton of stuff you need to do for the post after you hit publish. One of which is you need to share the heck out of a post, which I am not good at doing. Most the reason why is because my day job keeps me very busy.
I have a plan, hopefully, I can stick to it. I know part my problem is I make a plan, then quickly just give up. It is my bad habit I need to break. My plan is as soon as I publish, I have this list I created on my computer where I am submitting my post too. I am not talking just food porn sites. I did stop submitting to those sites because I get rejected and it is frustrating. It makes you feel like your hard work is just is not worth the time. I know many food bloggers get frustrated with this too. I see them bitching about it in forums and in groups on Facebook. I know I need improvement in photography, I been improving on it. You look at how I am doing photos now compared to how I did them when I first started Seduction in the Kitchen, you see the improvement.
This list I compiled is a few food porn but also recipe submission sites that will work off my feed like Epicurious. Yes, I am going to be a publisher on Epicurious! You can see my profile here http://community.epicurious.com/user/deanna-samaan. So we will see if I can break these old habits of not submitting and build this audience!
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I admit I am not a beer drinker. I do drink hard cider, so that is the closest it comes for me to have a beer. So when I have a beer recipe idea, I ask my friends, especially male friends, if they think this would work with beer. I know they all go gaga when Oktoberfest beer comes out, and I know the flavors in it is spices and pumpkin for the most part. I had this idea about soaking a potato in the beer to make
I had this idea about soaking a potato in the beer to make beer flavored fries. The more I talked to my friends about it, they thought was a good idea, but admit it needed more. Then it came to me why not use a sweet potato in an Oktoberfest beer. Suddenly my friends were like, YES, DO IT!
Now with sweet you need the spice, I needed something that would compliment these fries. I saw this balsamic vinegar that was infused with honey. I thought, what about adding that to ketchup with some pumpkin pie spice, it worked. It complimented these fries so very nicely.
Oktoberfest Beer Sweet Potato Fries with Spiced Balsamic Dipping Sauce is sweet potato fries that have been soaked in Oktoberfest beer and then baked to bring out the autumn array of flavors. Then it is paired with a spiced balsamic dipping sauce that just takes sweet potato fries to the next level.
- 4 whole sweet potatoes (sliced into fries)
- 1 bottle Oktoberfest beer
- 1 TB pumpkin pie spice
- 1 TB brown sugar
- 2 TB olive oil
Spiced Balsamic Dipping Sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 TB honey infused balsamic vinegar
- 1 TS pumpkin pie spice
- 1 TS honey
- In a bowl, combine the beer, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Next put the sweet potato fries into the beer solution, and allow them to soak for at least an hour in it.
- Preheat your oven to 350F
- After the fries have soaked in the beer solution, on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, spread the fries over it in a single layer
- Drizzle on the olive oil over the fries.
- Bake for about 20 minutes.
Spiced Balsamic Dipping Sauce
- In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, vinegar, honey, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Give it a little taste and adjust if needed. If too sweet add a little more balsamic, if too spiced, add a little honey. It is what you like, use your judgment.
- Take the fries out the oven, serve them up with the sauce and ENJOY!