Halloween definitely calls for serving up fun #Spookyfood to set a spooky mood! Whether you’re serving dinner before or after trick-or-treating -- or if you're planning a scary movie fest like I am -- today’s fun dish is a perfect addition to your Halloween menu. My friends at Frieda’s recently sent me some vibrant Stoke’s purple sweet potatoes to create some #Spookyfood to serve this Halloween. My mind immediately went to oven fries…served with a fun dipping sauce. The end result is my Spicy Purple Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Green Goo Dipping Sauce. The vibrant colors of the sweet potatoes and the dipping sauce are really fun…and the flavor is spicy good. All you need are some fun Halloween serving pieces and creepy decor to complete the Halloween mood!
If you’ve never had Stoke’s purple sweet potatoes, you’re in for a real treat. They taste similar to regular sweet potatoes, but they have a vibrant purple color and a richer flavor. I tossed the purple sweet potatoes in olive oil seasoned with herbs and spices. Just before going into the oven, I sprinkled them with coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper. While the fries baked, I whipped up the “green goo” dipping sauce to go on the side. This spicy dipping sauce is ranch dip made green by adding a puree of cilantro, green onion, and seeded jalapeno. The end result is definitely green…and monstrously good! This combo makes a great side dish paired with burgers or other sandwiches for your Halloween dinner.