I tend to judge restaurants on their sweet potato fries. They have to be tender yet crispy and they MUST come some sort of garlic aioli or chipotle mayo. As much as I love ketchup it just doesn't go well with sweet potato fries. I hate when restaurants charge extra for sweet potato fries and then charge you more for a dipping sauce. I've already been charged extra for the fries, now your gonna charge me more for something to dip them in? Really? Anyways rant over.
Since I love sweet potato fries so much I tend to make them a lot at home and decided to make this batch the other day when I wanted a snack. I have tried a few different sweet potato fry recipes, some with coating (flour or cornstarch) some without. I personally prefer without. Its less messy and I find the fry tastes just as good if not better.
1-2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into fries
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
2-3 tablespoons mayo
1. Place cut sweet potatoes in a bowl and cover with cold water and mix in 2-3 tablespoons of salt. Let sit for 1/2 hour to 3 hours. The saltwater mixture draws some of the moisture out of the sweet potatoes making them crispier.
2. Preheat oven to 400F
3. When ready to make sweet potato fries, drain water and pat dry. They don't have to be completely dry.
4. Toss with olive oil, paprika, garlic powder and black pepper.
5. Spread out fries evenly on a baking sheet. Try to give each fry as much room as possible, this also makes them crispier.
6. Bake for 20 mins, flip and back for an additional 10-15 minutes.
7. Make spicy mayo using 2-3 tablespoons of mayo and Sricacha sauce to taste ( I usually use a few drops, I don't like a ton of spice!).