Not to sound like Seinfeld or anything but what's the deal with sweet potato fries? I just got done eating some from Cosentino's and was not impressed. They were real soggy and didn't have much flavor. But, I don't recall ever having really good sweet potato fries. And I've tried a lot of different ones.
I'm a fan of the sweet potato and typically go with the sweet potato option if it's offered. I prefer a baked sweet potato to a baked potato and I enjoy mashed sweet potatoes with a little cinnamon, butter and sugar to regular mashed potatoes. I'm not that big of a fan of fries in general and am always looking for an alternative if I know the fries aren't anything north of really good. So I tend to get sweet potato fries a little more than the average person, and they're rarely any good.
Usually, there is the sogginess factor which results in more flaccid sticks than a soccer game at a nudist colony. I think maybe sweet potato fries need to be fried at a higher temperature than regular fries. Do most restaurants that offer sweet potato fries fry them in the same fryer as regular fries? I suspect that is true.
But even if you get some good solid crunchy on the outside moist on the inside sweet potato fries there is the condiment situation. I don't think you should dip them in ketchup, though you can. But what can you dip them into? They get to be a little dry if not dipped in something. Barbecue sauce can also be employed since barbecue restaurants often have sweet potato fries. But that doesn't seem right either. The flavors just don't work well together. What do we do? Does someone need to invent some sort of dipping sauce for sweet potato fries?
I'm getting tired of ordering sweet potato fries and being underwhelmed. I'm probably going to have to put sweet potato fries on the same rule as regular fries, only get them if I know they are above average. I look forward to the sweet potato condiment to sweep the world resulting in it sitting next to the ketchup and mustard on every table. Until that time though I'm probably going to continue being disappointed by my sweet potato fries.