June 04, 2012

Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries {with Garlic Aioli Sauce}

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Ever get that absolute craving for fries?

Wait, who are we kidding??? Everyone gets that craving for fries, at least once and a while. Something about those little crispy potato wedges that send our tastes buds soaring. They are great for big and small and old and young kids alike, and the best part is, you can find them everywhere.
The best place that I have ever had fries was at Thrashers on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. These fries had a rustic crispiness without being drenched in oil. The only downfall, their big 'wow-factor' is putting apple-cider vinegar on your fries.

Well, I am still a plain-jane kinda girl but little did I know that if you didn't like the apple-cider vinegar there was no other flavoring or condiment option. That's right... not even ketchup. 
I bet you (as I did all the girls that I was with for the bachelorette that night) that if I stood about 50ft away from their storefront and sold little ketchup packets for $0.50 each, I would be a millionaire? Well, once I retire and move further down south I will test my theory and let you know. Until then, just food for thought.

Either way, the fries were still delicious all by them selves and we were all smart enough to order our own and as expected, there was not a single fry left to share.
Back to my baked stick fries, I love making my own fries at home. You always have the option to toss the fries in whatever seasoning you want and 9 times out of 10, your going to make a leaner, healthier fry too.

Sweet potato fries are my absolute favorite and Paul's too, so we try to make them about once a week to jazz up a chicken or turkey burger dinner. 
Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries {with Garlic Aioli Sauce}
Servings: 2 (as a side)

Cooking: 40 mins

1 sweet potato, peeled and rustic cut
1 tbsp olive oil
1 egg white
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder

1/2 tsp white pepper
1/4 paprika

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mix together the olive oil, egg white, salt, white pepper and chili powder.  Add the sweet potato sticks in the bowl and toss until all the fries are coated in the mixture.

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes (20 minutes on each side) or until sweet potatoes are fork-tender but crispy. I like to leave them in a few minutes longer until they get really crispy on the outside.

Garlic Aioli 
1 tbsp mayonnaise

2 tbsp sour cream
3 tsp garlic powder
2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
salt & black pepper

Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeño

Featured In: The Berry



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Gone-ta-pott said...

Yummm I love all of the above. I can dip my weight in Aioli sauce and I even love vinegar on my fries too. But.... not on my sweet potato fries. I need a bit of melted butter to dip it in with catchup,and then more catchup.

Mama said...

Making these tonight!

Mama said...

Making these tonight!

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee said...

sweet potato fries are a fav in our house! I always dip them in mayo but I'll ave to kick it up next time!

Colleen @ Culinary Colleen said...

Can you believe I've never made sweet potato fries? I'm definitely missing out...

sensualappeal said...

This post was just for me right? How did you know. You're too good ;) I LOVE sweet potato fries and I will make these as soon as I get my hands on some. Yum!

Renee @ Tortillas and Honey said...

Sweet potatoes and chipotle are a great combination! I'm so excited to see your recipe. I can't wait to give it a try.

Maria Russell said...

My mom made this for us, but in chips and not fries. She even cooked them with sugar to make it even more sweeter.

A Cooks Quest said...

These were amazing! I made them for the February SRC, and my family devoured them in no time. I could have eaten the sauce with a spoon lol.


Kristin said...

Just made these last night and now I am addicted! I love crispy fries and every time I have tried to make my own, they end up soggy. The egg white seemed to make all the difference! Don't think I'll ever buy the frozen fries again! Thank you for sharing! I am trying your onion rings next week and can't wait.

Kristin, www.everyday-organizing.com