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Spicy Sweet Potato "Fries"

Spicy.  Smoky.  Salty.  Sweet.  These are so good, you'll be making them again and again and again.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fries, Spicy, sweet potato
Servings: 2
Author: The Subversive Table

Ingredients

Spicy Sweet Potato "Fries"

  • 2 large sweet potatoes about the same size
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste

Chipotle Aioli

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced

Instructions

Spicy Sweet Potato "Fries"

  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 3/4 inch strips.   Spread onto a large sheet pan.
    sweet potato strips on a sheet pan
  • Sprinkles spices, salt, and pepper on top.  Drizze with olive oil.  Mix thoroughly with hands.  Make sure to spread out sweet potato strips into one even layer.  
    sweet potatoes with spices on sheet pan
  • Roast in the oven until the sweet potatoes are soft and slightly crispy on the ends, about 30-40 minutes.  About halfway through, flip the sweet potatoes with a spatula.     
    roasted spicy sweet potato fries on sheet pan
  • Remove from oven to a serving platter.  Garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro. Serve with chipotle aioli or hummus.  
    plate of sweet potato fries with aioli in small bowl

Chipotle Aioli

  • Combine mayonnaise and minced chipotle peppers in a small bowl.  Mix thoroughly and pour into small serving dish.  

Notes

Choose sweet potatoes that are roughly the same size to make it easier to chop into equal sized strips.