French Dip & Sweet Potato Fries


Here’s a classic sandwich made in no time thanks to your leftover pot roast and stock/gravy!


We’re actually going to start with the sweet potato fries because they take longer to cook than the sandwich does to make and assemble! So, grab a few sweet potatoes.


Peel them up… then admire their color!! Aren’t they beautiful!! Now turn on your oven to 450.


Cut them into thin slices…


Cut those slice into thin strips.


Throw them into a big bowl… blue or not 🙂


Drizzle them with oil. Sprinkle with a good amount of salt and pepper. Then get creative with your seasonings! I did a little garlic powder and cumin. You could do Old Bay seasoning. You could go sweet and do some brown sugar and nutmeg…whatever you want!


Throw them on a pan lined with parchment paper and into the oven for about 20 minutes. After that I like to pop the broiler on for about 3-5 minutes to get them extra crispy.


On to the sandwiches!! Get your leftover gravy/stock out and throw it into a pan to begin heating. Med heat is fine.


Grab your leftover roast…


Slice it up thin or thick… however you prefer it on your sandwich.


Drop it into the pan with your stock and let it simmer. Turn the heat on to low once it starts to simmer. You don’t want to boil it. Everything is already cooked, you just want it nice and hot. Taste the sauce at some point to check the flavors. This is going to be your au jus or dipping liquid.


Now, grab a couple french rolls or a french loaf or any crusty bread you have around.


Slice it open and pop it onto a baking sheet. Add a little butter if you so choose… it’s not required. Throw the pan in the oven to toast for a few minutes. It’s ok for them to be in the oven with your sweet potatoes, they won’t mind 😉


While the bread is still hot I like to put a few thin slices of cheese on there and let them get all melty… not required but awful tasty…


By now your fries are probably done and ready to go…mmmmm…


Now, take some tongs and drop some of that beef onto your bread. Pile on some sweet potato fries, maybe a random vegetable and get a cupful of dipping au jus… you’re set!! Easy, fast… and great use of leftover roast! Enjoy!!

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