Aug 27 2019
Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dip
Post by sara albers
Sweet Potato Fries with zesty avocado dip
If you are anything like us, we love sweet potatoes (like chowder, chips and crostini ) especially sweet potato fries! Today we are sharing our favorite go-to Sweet potato Fries with Avocado Dip recipe.
 
They are super easy to make but there are a couple of crucial-can’t-miss steps. First, soaking them in cold water, that releases some of the starch into the water with results in crispier sweet potatoes. Second, coating them in cornstarch just before baking, this is a must do if you want to have fries that are crispy on the outside and super fluffy (kind of like mashed potatoes) in the inside. 
 
Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dip
You can play with the spices as much as you like, like this basic version but they are also incredibly good with some curry powder and a bit of ginger for an exotic variation (and served alongside some hummus). 
 
The perfect dip for sweet potato fries? A cool, creamy and just a bit zesty avocado dip. The sour cream not only adds an extra punch of flavor but it also works in preventing the avocado from browning (so it’s the best trick to have on hand when making this for a party). 

Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients

2 large sweet potatoes

1 Tbsp cornstarch

3 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tsp garlic powder

1 Tsp onion powder

1 Tsp paprika

¼ Tsp chili powder

Salt to taste

Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dip

Directions

Cut sweet potatoes into sticks. Place in a bowl and cover with cold water. Allow them to soak for 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drain water and pat dry the potatoes. 

Coat with cornstarch, mixing well so every potato is coated evely. 

Add garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder and salt and pepper and mix. 

Pour olive oil into a baking pan. Add the potatoes and coat well with oil.

Take to the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, flip and return to the oven for 10 more minutes. 

Remove from the oven and serve. 

Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dip

Avocado Dip

1 Avocado

1 Garlic clove, minced

Juice of 1 lime

3 Tbsp sour cream

1 Tbsp cilantro

Directions

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until thick and creamy.

Sweet Potato Fries recipe with zesty avocado dip

 

Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dip

Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dip

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These sweet potato fries are easy to make but there are a couple of crucial-can't-miss steps. First, soaking them in cold water, that releases some of the starch into the water with results in crispier sweet potatoes. Second, coating them in cornstarch just before baking, this is a must do if you want to have fries that are crispy on the outside and super fluffy (kind of like mashed potatoes) in the inside.

The perfect dip for sweet potato fries? A cool, creamy and just a bit zesty avocado dip. The sour cream not only adds an extra punch of flavor but it also works in preventing the avocado from browning (so it's the best trick to have on hand when making this for a party!).

Ingredients

  • SWEET POTATO FRIES
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tsp paprika
  • ¼ Tsp chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • AVOCADO DIP
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro

Instructions

    Cut sweet potatoes into sticks. Place in a bowl and cover with cold water. Allow them to soak for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drain water and pat dry the potatoes.
    Coat with cornstarch, mixing well so every potato is coated evely.
    Add garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder and salt and pepper and mix.
    Pour olive oil into a baking pan. Add the potatoes and coat well with oil.
    Take to the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, flip and return to the oven for 10 more minutes.
    Remove from the oven and serve.

    FOR DIP:

    Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until thick and creamy.

Notes

You can play with the spices as much as you like, like this basic version but they are also incredibly good with some curry powder and a bit of ginger for an exotic variation (and served alongside some hummus!).

Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dip

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