A week ago the #DenverBloggersClub had lunch at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar in Littleton (South Glen) and we all built our own creations from a burger bar. Their sweet potato fries were memorable – particularly when you dip them in the Chipotle Ranch Dressing. It’s a perfect flavor combination. They have a very popular create-your-own burger bar and a create-your-own salad bar. I’ll definitely visit them again!
The folks at Bad Daddy’s were very gracious and shared their Chipotle Ranch recipe with me. Well, it turned out to be very simple – they just blend their house ranch dressing with chipotle adobo sauce. It’s amazing how good such a simple recipe can be.
Of course, I came home and made a batch myself. I made it with Hidden Valley Ranch dressing. Usually, I make my own ranch using Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix; I buy the large jar of it in Costco, which means I get really good ranch dressing for a pittance. I made several versions of sweet potato fries – fried, oven-fried. I think I’d even put this dressing on a baked sweet potato. I even got creative and made pumpkin-shaped oven fries. I’d say it goes with sweet potato no matter how you cook it.
I suggest making a batch of this dressing for all your game day and holiday parties.
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- 2 tsp chipotle adobo sauce (the sauce in a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
- 1 lb of sweet potato fries
- Blend the ranch dressing with the chipotle adobo sauce. Do not include the chipotle peppers, just the sauce. (Well, if you want it extra hot you could add a chipotle pepper and puree it with the ranch dressing in a blender)
- Serve alongside sweet potato fries. Also great on Southwestern salads, burgers, and much more.