Monday, July 27, 2009

Sweet Potato Fries

I've been down lately, and true to form, when slightly depressed, have been running into the comforting arms of carbs. My latest carb-obsession has not been desserts or home-baked breads, but instead, sweet potato fries.

I know, I know, like who really needs a recipe for this, right? I thought I'd share it anyway.

I like my sweet potato fries with a bit of a kick. I love the sweet and spicy flavors together. I tried making these with creole seasoning last week, but they were far too salty, so I switched back to my standard Old Bay until I can hunt down a creole seasoning blend which has less salt in it.

Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Mayo


Ingredients:
  • 1 sweet potato, sliced into matchsticks
  • Olive oil
  • Old Bay


  • veganaise
  • whole grain mustard
  • Old Bay



Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425.

  2. Slice the sweet potato into batards/matchsticks NOT julienne slices.

  3. Toss in a bolw with a generous amount of olive oil and a good tablespoon of Old Bay.

  4. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray (I like grapeseed oil for high temperatures).

  5. Spread out the sweet potatoes in one even layer.

  6. Bake for 15 minutes, take out and flip them and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

  7. While they're baking, mix the ingredients for your spicy mayo, seasoning to taste, then devour.

4 comments:

kEnny said...

I -will- try these some time.

Previously, I haven't been a big fan of sweet potatoes, but after hearing so many people rave about them, I plan on giving them a shot.

B said...

They are delicious. Sometimes it's just finding the right method of preparation.

You may not like a big bowl of whipped sweet potatoes with cinnamon and butter, but the sweet and spicy fried might be just the thing for you. :)

cookingforaveganlover said...

old bay is great on sweet potato fries

B said...

I usually substitute Old Bay whenever a recipe calls for paprika.

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