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Sweet Potato Fries with Sweet Chipotle Ketchup

Posted on 20 October 2009 by Mădălina

They are baked, not fried… the last thing I need is extra calories after Thanksgiving. Even though I swore I’d put the carbs away for the next few weeks days, I just couldn’t resist.

Enjoy the fries, and go for seconds… I won’t tell anyone.

Sweet Potato Fries

- 3 Large Sweet Potatoes (what’s the difference between s.p and yams anyways?)
- 1 cup oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper (more for extra heat)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp sweet paprika


1. Pre-heat oven to 425’C. Using either (a) a potato peeler; or (b) a serrated knife, peel the skin off the sweet potatoes (if you find this too difficult, follow step 2 before peeling).

2. Using a fork, poke a few holes in the sweet potato (creates vents). Using the baked potato option on your microwave, bake accordingly. Since sweet potatoes are tougher than regular potatoes, I found that it was just enough to soften the potatoes, but not to thoroughly bake. Allow to cool

3. In a separate bowl; combine oil, salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, and sweet paprika.

4. Once sweet potatoes have cooled, cut them into thin strips. Brush sweet potato strips with oil and spices, and lay flat on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, turn fries over, and bake until golden brown (I got a little distracted, so mine got a little charred—my excuse is that I like ‘em extra crispy).

For the Chipotle Ketchup

- 3/4 cup ketchup
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 teaspoon chopped canned chipotle chilies
- 1 tablespoon spicy tomato sauce from chipotle can
- 1 tsp lime juice

In a small sauce pan, combine ingredients. Simmer on medium-low heat until ketchup thickens slightly, stirring often for about 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temp. Can be made one week ahead of time. Cover and chill.


10 Comments For This Post

  1. Mel @ Says:

    Wow, how absolutely gorgeous. I especially love how this would be perfect for a party.
    Your photos are stunning too :) Just added you to my feed. Hope to chat soon!

  2. oneordinaryday Says:

    Mmm. Mmm. Mmm.
    Looks perfect!

  3. Amy Says:

    thanks for adding my blog to your links! So sweet of you :) I am in love with sweet potato fries! I'm going to make some around the holidays, and I think I'll try your recipe!

  4. Dawn (HealthySDLiving) Says:

    I LOVE sweet potato fries and that chipotle ketchup sounds amazing! I will definitely have to try that!

  5. Mrs Barker Says:

    One of my all time favourite treats!! I miss these so much because they just don't "do" sweet potato/yam fries here like they do in Canada :( Can't wait to make them!

  6. grrljock Says:

    Yum. I had planned to cook sweet potato fries tonight, now will add the chipotle dip to it. Thanks for the recipe.

    As far as sweet potatoes vs yams go, here in the US they are synonyms, and signify variations of the same tuber/root (only one is correct, can't remember which). However, they are technically different, and in different parts of the world yams mean a different vegetable that is starchy and not sweet.

  7. The Healthy Apple Says:

    I love sweet potato fries..they're my favorite…especially this time of year…beautiful picture!!!
    Can't wait to meet you out in San Fran for Foodbuzz!

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