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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Avocado Dip

I've noticed that a lot of hamburger/sandwich restaurants are offering sweet potato fries as an option to the traditional French fried potatoes  This trend has my vote - I love sweet potato fries.  In my humble opinion, they are much more flavorful, look much nicer on the plate, and provide a bit more nutritional value than their paler cousins. I occasionally roast sweet potato wedges and make a little dipping sauce to go with.  But when I saw these sweet potato fries with an avocado dip, I suspected I was on the verge of nirvana.

And I was right.

I discovered this tasty recipe from Katie of the blog, Yum Sugar.  It's such an easy recipe and so delicious.  The avocado dip blitzed up quickly in the mini-food processor.  The sweet potatoes crisped up in about a half-hour in a hot oven.  Doesn't get any easier than that!  Thanks, Katie!

Sweet Potato Oven Fries With Avocado Dip
From Ingrid Hoffmann

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled or unpeeled, cut into 4-inch long and 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick fries
2 tablespoons olive oil, or more as needed
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
Coarse ground rock salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Avocado Dip ( recipe follows)

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and toss with olive oil until the sweet potatoes are coated. Add the paprika, chili powder, coriander, salt, and pepper; toss to distribute evenly.

Arrange the coated fries in a single layer on the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes on the lower rack until the sweet potatoes soften. Transfer the pan to the upper rack of the oven and bake 10 minutes longer, until fries are crispy. Serve with Avocado Dip.

Serves 6.

Avocado Dip:
1 avocado
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup cream cheese
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
2 scallions, white and light green part only, chopped
1 lime, juiced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place the avocado, mayonnaise, cream cheese, jalapeno, scallions, and lime juice into a blender or small food processor.

Blend for 1 minute or until you have a smooth paste. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve as a dip for the Sweet Potato Oven Fries.



Linda said...

Looks wonderful Lori! Yum!

Federica Simoni said...

una vera squisitezza!buona domenica!!baci!

Jeannie said...

I love sweet potatoes and these fries look perfect! Healthy too!

MaryBeth said...

I simply LOVE sweet potato fries..these are so delish looking.

Kathy Walker said...

Sweet potato fries are definitely my preference...will try the avocado dipping sauce.

AllThingsYummy said...

Wow, that looks so so yummy. I've got to try it. Thanks for sharing.

The Fajdich Times said...

They look so good! I like the Avocado dip with them! I will be making these soon. Thanks for the recipe:)

Sarah said...

I have not visited for such a long time! Busy with house renos. This looks great. Love the dip.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

I have not mastered sweet potato fries in the glad you posted this! Will give them a shot :)

Miley said...

Hi all,

Wow! What a great site you have created,it can't be expressed.This sweet potato fries looks so delicious. Nice idea! Thanks a lot....

Avocado Dip

lena said...

i would like to try this someday , sounds really delicious!

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

I am about to make butternut squash fries. I wonder how similar the taste is to you sweet potato fries. All, I know is that it sounds delicious.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I've never heard of butternut squash fries - that sounds good! I'll be checking up to see how they turned out. Thanks for visiting All That Splatters!

Marianne said...

This sounds absolutely amazing! Cannot wait to try it out!!

brian said...

yummy i love sweet potato fries!
I want some!

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