I happen to be a baked sweet potato fries freak. Anywhere we go that they serve them, I’m all over it. This is the first time I tried to make them in the comfort of my own home, and damn they were good, especially with the two different spicy sauces I made. For me, spicy, savory, and sweet are a match made in heaven. Don’t give me sweet potato fries covered in cinnamon sugar! Am I crazy for that? Maybe.
So let’s talk about these two different sauces.
- Sweet & spicy mayo: 2 parts ketchup + 2 parts mayo + 1 part hot sauce. I make this myself at any kind of cafeteria with the squirtable sauce options and little white cups. It feels so fancy giving it a real name. Sometimes I just stir it up with my baked sweet potato fries instead of a spoon. No judgement, right?
- Spicy avocado sauce: 1 avocado + 1 jalapeno + lime + garlic + salt + water. Whirled up in a blender or food processor until it’s dippable and amazing. It’s basically guac in a saucier form. No one’s mad.
And then there’s the sweet potato fries. Cut them up into thin strip or wedges, toss them in olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast them in a 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes until they’re tender but crispy. Dip away. Die of happiness.
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼" thick french fries
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- freshly cracked black pepper
- Sweet & Spicy Mayo:
- 2 Tbsp. mayo
- 2 Tbsp. ketchup
- 1 Tbsp. hot sauce
- Spicy Avocado Sauce:
- 1 rice avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1 jalapeno, (seeded and deveined if you don't like it too spicy, but I left mine whole)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
- Pinch of salt
- ½ - ¾ cup water, (add it in a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Toss the sweet potato fries in olive oil, salt, and pepper until they are all coated, and then spread them out in a single, even layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes depending on the thickness, turning once after 20 minutes. I like mine on the crispy, almost-burnt side, so I went for 40.
- For the Sweet & Spicy Mayo: stir all ingredients in a small bowl until combined.
- For the Spicy Avocado Sauce: combine all ingredients but water in a food processor or blender first, and then slowly add in water until the sauce is your desired consistency.