These loaded sweet potato fries have become a quick go-to recipe for me. And I’m sure I’ll be busting them out even more in the next few months. You may already know I love the outdoors and mascara, but baseball is another serious obsession of mine (well mostly the being in the sunshine and greasy food part, but I have my favorite players and am starting to get the hang of all the incredibly specific rules)!
It’s f i n a l l y baseball season! That means beers and sunshine and ballpark food. And most importantly it means that summer is right around the corner. And although that corner may be partially blocked by snow, ice and slush here in Laramie, I can at least feel like summer is on the way.
It’s pretty hard to compete with a hot dog served up right at the ball park between innings. But these loaded sweet potato fries can really hold their own when you need to put in a call to the bull pen and make some at-home ballpark grub. (I’m pretty sure was that was my first/last baseball food metaphor.)
- 20 oz frozen sweet potato fries (I used Alexia’s spicy ones and loved them)
- 1 (15 oz) can black beans
- 3/4 cup frozen sweet corn
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 Tbs red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1 lime
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- Bake the sweet potato fries according to their package instructions.
- Combine the corn, chili powder, and red pepper flakes into a small skillet. Put it on medium heat and roast until they are golden brown (about 15 minutes).
- Drain the black beans and put them in a medium sauce pan on medium low heat. Just let them warm up there while everything cooks.
- Once fries are done cooking top them with the black beans and corn.
- Add the queso fresco and cilantro.
- Mix the juice and the zest of the lime into the sour cream. You can put this on top of the fries or leave it on the side as a dipping sauce.
These are absolutely delicious and super easy to make (and if you read the title of this post I’m sure you’re thinking”duh, that’s exactly what you promised”), plus they look really pretty which I am a big fan of.
Now they may not be the Chesapeake Fries or Boog’s BBQ from Camden Yards– my all time favorite ballpark food– but they will definitely be a staple at my house this season.
Please let me know some of your favorite baseball season recipes. It’s a long season and I have lots of afternoons I plan to fill with ball games, beer, and way too much food.
Thanks for reading,