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Sweet Potato Oven Fries With Avocado Dip Recipe

A Simple, Seasonal, and Scrumptious Sweet Potato Side Dish

When I had some friends over to try Bobby Flay's award-winning burger, there was only one thing I thought to pair the burgers with: fries. Not just any fries, but seasonal sweet potato fries. The burger is called the Santa Fe, so I was hoping for Tex-Mex inspired fries. Luckily, I found this recipe for baked sweet potato fries with a creamy and cooling avocado dip.

The pairing of slightly spicy sweet potatoes with a luscious green dipping sauce is absolutely sublime. Although I followed the recipe closely and I really enjoyed the flavor, my sweet potatoes weren't as crispy as I wanted them to be. Do you have tips for making them crisp? Please share with me in the comments. For the recipe, which doesn't disappoint, read on.

Sweet Potato Oven Fries With Avocado Dip

Sweet Potato Oven Fries With Avocado Dip

Sweet Potato Oven Fries With Avocado Dip Recipe 2010-10-15 12:23:14

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. Place the avocado, mayonnaise, cream cheese, jalapeno, scallions, and lime juice into a blender or small food processor.
  2. 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.
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Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Wow, this looks AMAZING. I might need to make this over the weekend. The avocado dip sounds to die for!
Mandy-Harris Mandy-Harris 5 years
These look awesome! I always have a hard time getting my sweet potato fries crisp, too; I'm interested in trying your tips, sarah_bellum!
sarah_bellum sarah_bellum 5 years
To make the fries crisper I would preheat the oven to 475 and turn it down to 450 once the sweet potatoes are in the oven, as opening the door on an oven generally tends to let out about 25 degrees worth of heat and the initial burst of heat is important. Also, I've seen Tyler Florence make oven fries and he preheated the pan in the oven with a little bit of oil before throwing a layer of potatoes on, which apparently better mimics the effects of a deep fryer for crispy fries. Hope that helps.
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