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Crispy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Posted Aug 04 2010 9:00pm
While I was in Massachusetts, Annelies from Attune Foods  offered to send me some Uncle Sam Cereal to review. Of course I jumped at the opportunity to try a new high fiber cereal. Uncle Sam Cereal is great for many reasons:

  • Each 3/4 cup serving contains 10g of fiber - that's 40% of your daily intake!
  • It contains flax seeds which are full of Omega-3's - your heart loves these.
  • It is 100% natural with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
  • There is < 1g of sugar in this cereal - no sugar crash after breakfast.
  • It is available in Original and with Mixed Berries


Uncle Sam cereal is very crunchy and would be awesome with fresh fruit or as a topping on Greek yogurt. I pondered what I could make with this cereal that would make it sweeter...did I say sweet? Yes, I did. Here's what I came up with:

Crispy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:
2 cups Uncle Sam Cereal, Original
2 medium sweet potatoes
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1 container of your favorite Greek yogurt, plain
1 tbsp maple syrup

Directions - Normal Person Style:
1. Preheat oven to 400*.
2. Slice sweet potatoes into fries or wedges.
3. Mix Uncle Sam Cereal with cinnamon.
4. Warm honey in the microwave for 10 seconds.
5. Dip sweet potato pieces in honey, then dredge in the cereal until lightly coated.
6. Bake for 25 minutes or until potatoes have cooked through. While potatoes are baking, make dressing.
7. Add maple syrup to Greek yogurt and stir. Refrigerate until potatoes have finished. Use as a dipping sauce!

Directions - Xtina Style:
1. Preheat the oven for 350*. Ten minutes later, realize this is wrong. Turn it up.
2. Slice sweet potatoes into fries. Introduce them to Mr. & Mrs. Fish.
3. Let Mr. & Mrs. Fish have some alone time with red wine.
Shake for a few seconds until the bowl goes flying out of your hand and cereal covers your counter tops. 
Rescue your West Elm credit card. You will be needing this soon. 
Try it again. And since it took you 9 months to clean up, Mr. & Mrs. Fish have produced a microwave-safe fish bowl baby. Pour in honey and microwave until warm.
While baking, make Maple Greek yogurt dipping sauce:
Step back and assess your kitchen. Consider committing yourself into a mental institution because no rational human being should ever make messes like you do. (Well, maybe just you and Jessie .)
Clean, clean, and clean until your fries are crispy and the Mufasa in your stomach is roaring to eat.
Enjoy over the Maple Greek yogurt in yet another nautical-themed kitchen toy.
Realize that you've made a Katie and Katie inspired yogurt mess!

All kidding aside, these fries were fun. The cereal gives them a nice crunch while the cinnamon adds just a hint of flavor. The dipping sauce is so simple but adds protein and sweetness! Thanks again Annelies!! :)

Change of Topic:
How do you guys stay organized? In case you couldn't tell from any of my previous posts, I am a fiery hot mess. My idea of "reminders" is writing something down on a sticky note and throwing it into my purse. All this does is make my purse look trashy. 
Any ideas on how I can remember to get stuff done and keep my purse clean at the same time? At least I know messiness runs in the family...

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