Dill and mint sauce + oven baked fries

The other day I realized that I had made a pretty important mistake in my beetroot fritters recipe – I’d entirely forgotten to add the egg to the list of ingredients! I’ve been kicking myself about it ever since and have of course fixed the issue. But if you tried the recipe and the fritters fell apart, I’m so sorry. I know how frustrating it is to try a recipe only to have it turn out disastrously!

Totally unintentionally, today’s ‘recipe’/suggestion uses the same dill and mint sauce as those fritters. I think at this point I’ve established that I’m a big fan of yoghurt sauces (see exhibits a, b and c), so this doesn’t really come as much of a surprise. But I’ve got a doozy for you on this fine Thursday afternoon: I prefer this sauce to mayonnaise.

I know. Any minute now the Dutch immigration office will be knocking on my door to seize my residence permit! It’s not that I don’t like mayonnaise – I really do! But to borrow from that majestic film, 10 Things I Hate About You: I like mayonnaise, but I love yoghurt sauce. This dill and mint sauce just has such great freshness and tang!

fries with dill and mint, oven baked fries

Fun/weird story time: I only very recently – as in within the last year – started to like dill. I used to think it ruined anything it touched, and that wasn’t for lack of trying! You see, as a kid I was obsessed with this Swedish pop group. I had all of their CDs, their DVDs, and floppy disks (I’ve just severely dated myself there huh) with all of the pictures of them that I could find online. I so idolized these girls that I started learning Swedish with Rosetta Stone and watching Swedish Disney movies online. I still have totally useless phrases memorized – the apples are in the basket, for example, or almost all of the lyrics to ‘God help the outcasts’ from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Otherwise I’m totally normal and not weird I swear!

I’m not sure what the goal was. To somehow ‘turn’ Swedish? Some of my family’s great great great ancestors were allegedly vikings like 1000 years ago, so perhaps I was hoping to somehow bring out that side of myself?

Anyway! I desperately wanted to like dill because it was such a typical Swedish ingredient. But try as I may, I couldn’t do it. And now look at me! Next stop, salty black liquorice? Or perhaps brined herring? Shudder. That would probably help me keep my Dutch residence permit, though…

fries with dill and mint, oven baked fries

So back to these fries with dill and mint sauce. I realize that this recipe is super simple, and that’s why I’ve kept the instructions for the fries quite general – so if you’ve got a method that’s tried and true for you, stick to it! This is more about my love for this combination, and the way I personally make oven fries, than it is about specific measurements.

Now that I’ve posted this relatively wholesome combination, I think I’ll get started on my vegetarian poutine recipe… *eyebrow wiggle*

Happy Thursday everyone! xx

Oven baked fries with dill and mint sauce

Total Time: 30 minutes

Oven baked fries with dill and mint sauce

Ingredients

For the dill and mint sauce (serves 4)
handful of fresh mint, roughly chopped
handful of fresh dill, roughly chopped
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup Greek yoghurt
salt to taste
For the fries
firm-boiling potatoes, peel on, sliced into 1 cm-thick wedges (1/8s for medium-sized potatoes)
olive oil or oil of choice
generous pinch of salt

Instructions

1. Pre-heat your oven to 225c/435f.
2. In a bowl, toss the potato wedges with just enough oil to coat them. As a rough guide, I used about 2 tbsp for 300 g (2 portions). Sprinkle with a couple pinches of salt.
3. Lie flat on a lined baking sheet, then bake for about 20-25 minutes. The wedges should be golden and crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside.
4. Meanwhile, mix together all ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
4. Transfer wedges to a paper towel to absurd any excess oil, then season to taste, and enjoy with the yoghurt sauce!

Notes

I've left out specific amounts for the fries because this is more of a general method than a specific recipe!

http://feastwithsophie.com/index.php/2015/11/12/oven-baked-fries-with-dill-and-mint-sauce/

Comments

    • sophie says

      Me too – one culinary thing the Dutch really have down are potatoes. SO MANY VARIETIES to choose from, and their fries?! omnomnom

  1. says

    Fries are my favorite veggie in the whole wide world and yours look so perfect and delicious!! I have to admit that I’m not the biggest mayo fan and prefer yogurt or sour cream instead. Again, your pics are super gorgeous and love the styling :)

    • sophie says

      Thank you Karrie!! Glad I’m not alone in the yoghurt over fries boat… sometimes people are SHOCKED when I order fries plain instead of with mayo 😛

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