African Sweet and Spicy Fries

Dukkah spiced Sweet Things® sweet potato fries, served with ice cream, drizzled with chocolate ganache and sea salt caramel sauces with a maraschino cherry on top.


  • 2 lbs. Sweet Things® Chef Cut Fries (L0100) Prepare according to directions, keep hot
  • Dukkah spice blend (see recipe)
  • Sea salt caramel sauce (see recipe)
  • Chocolate ganache sauce (see recipe)
  • 1 gallon vanilla ice cream
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Macadamia nuts toasted & chopped

  • Dukkah Recipe
  • 4 cups macadamia nuts
  • 2 cups sesame seeds
  • 8 tablespoons whole coriander seeds
  • 8 tablespoons whole cumin seeds
  • 4 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 4 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons sea salt flakes
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place macadamia nuts on a lined baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Place sesame, coriander, cumin and fennel seeds on a lined baking sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Mix every 5 minutes to prevent burning.
  • Cool the nuts and seeds for 10 minutes.
  • Place macadamia nuts, seeds, salt and pepper into a food processor. Pulse until nuts have broken down into small chunks.
  • Store in a dry, airtight container until ready for service.

  • Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the sugar with 1/4 cup water and stir to combine. Cook, without stirring, until the sugar has turned a deep amber hue, approximately 10-12 minutes
  • Meanwhile, warm the cream in a small saucepan.
  • When the caramel is ready, slowly whisk in the warm cream and continue simmering the mixture until it is smooth, another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, then whisk in the butter and then the salt to taste.

  • Chocolate Ganache Recipe
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate broken into small pieces
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • Place chocolate pieces in small bowl
  • Heat cream just until hot, pour over chocolate pieces
  • Stir until chocolate is melted, keep warm


  • Plate Assembly
  • In small bowl, place 4-5 ounces sweet potato fries
  • Top fries with Dukkah spice blend to taste
  • Place 2 scoops vanilla ice cream on top of fries
  • Drizzle ice cream with caramel and chocolate sauces
  • Top with some chopped macadamia nuts, dollop of whipped cream and maraschino cherry


6-10 servings