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Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

by Heather

Sweet potato fries are a weekly staple in our house, and for good reasons! They’re perfectly baked to crispy perfection, slightly sweet and nutritious too! Sweet potatoes are my staple weekly carb option to add along salads or next to a breakfast scramble. Once you try these sweet potato fries with chipotle mayo you won’t stop making them!

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

In my 11 years of food blogging, I have neglected sharing more recipes for one of my very favorite foods – roasted sweet potatoes! I have plenty of regular potato recipes (hello crispy potatoes bites and old bay potato wedges). For some odd reasons, sweet potatoes have not had their spotlight yet.

Today that all changes! And we’re kicking it off with a bang. Meet the sweet potato fry. Often called the French fries better looking cousin (bahaha I totally made that up).

Sweet potato fries are baked (in my house). They offer up delicious crispiness, with a sweet center. If you love sweet potatoes, you will love these fries!

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

Why are sweet potatoes good for you?

Sweet potatoes come from the earth and offer up a lot of goodness.

  • Fiber
  • Vitamin A
  • The antioxidant carotenoids
white sweet potatoes

The best sweet potato to use for fries

You may have seen a few different types of sweet spuds at your grocery store or the farmer’s market. Let’s chat about the different kinds, and which works best for sweet potato fries. We’ll also talk about yams as they often get lumped in with sweet potatoes.

  • White (Hannah) sweet potatoes – firm white flesh, great for fries
  • Japanese sweet potatoes – white flesh, also firm and great for fries
  • Purple sweet potatoes – purple flesh that is dry and not very sweet, but okay for fries
  • Jewel yams/sweet potatoes – orange flesh, semi firm and okay for fries
  • Garnet yams – orange flesh, pretty moist and not optimal for fries

My favorite that is readily available at a regular grocery store is the white (Hannah) sweet potato. I love that they are not very moist, so they’ll crisp up nicely!

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

Tips for crispy sweet potato fries

  • Make sure to leave space between your fries. Crowding the pan will steam the fries. We want to crisp them up.
  • Don’t skip the arrowroot powder – this helps to absorb any excess liquid. Don’t have arrowroot? Use cornstarch.
  • Allow them to cook longer if needed to get to the perfect crispiness.

Ingredients in sweet potato fries

How to make crispy sweet potato fries with chipotle mayo

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Slice sweet potatoes into even fry shape. Place in a bowl and toss with arrowroot, sea salt and pepper. Next, add the avocado oil and toss to coat.
  3. Place on a baking sheet, making sure to not overlap or crowd the sweet potato fries. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip the fries. Bake another 15-20 minutes until crispy.
  4. To make the chipotle mayo, combine mayonnaise and the chipotle in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

What to serve them with:

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

Sweet potato fries are a weekly staple in our house, and for good reasons! They're perfectly baked to crispy perfection, slightly sweet and nutritious too! Sweet potatoes are my staple weekly carb option to add along salads or next to a breakfast scramble. Once you try these sweet potato fries with chipotle mayo you won't stop making them!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fries, side dish, sweet potato, vegetarian
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Chipotle Mayo

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Slice sweet potatoes into even fry shape. Place in a bowl and toss with arrowroot, sea salt and pepper. Next, add the avocado oil and toss to coat.
    Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo
  • Place on a baking sheet, making sure to not overlap or crowd the sweet potato fries. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip the fries. Bake another 15-20 minutes until crispy.
    Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo
  • To make the chipotle mayo, combine mayonaisse and the chipotle in a blender. Blend until smooth.
    Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood and use the hashtag #fitmamarealfood on Instagram so I can see what you’re making!

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

If you try this recipe please leave a rating and comment below so others can see how they turn out for you!

XO

Heather

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