Chili Sweet Potato Fries With Lime Mayonnaise

Chili Sweet Potato Fries With Lime Mayonnaise
Recipe by Dragon

I know, I know, don't give me that look. Frying might not be the healthiest way to make sweet potato fries, but in my opinion, it is the best way. They are crunchy on the outside and warm and tender on the inside. As the great Julia Child once said, "Everything in moderation, including moderation." I wouldn't argue with Julia. Would you? The lime mayonnaise makes a delicious dip for these spicy fries. Enjoy, in moderation!

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lime
Zest of 1 lime
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
Vegetable oil for frying
4 cloves garlic (optional)
Lime wedges

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, mix together the kosher salt, pepper, chili and onion powder. Set aside.

2. Combine the mayonnaise, lime juice and lime zest. Stir until the mayonnaise iw well blended. Set aside.

3. Cut the sweet potatoes into long even spears.

4. Pour enough oil into a large saucepan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Add the garlic cloves to the oil. Set the pan over medium heat and heat the oil to 350°F. When the oil is ready, remove the garlic cloves.

5. Carefully drop the sweet potatoes into the hot oil (depending on the size of your pan, you might have to fry these in batches). Use a skimmer to turn the potatoes frequently and fry them for about 4-5 minutes, or just until they are golden brown. Transfer the fries to a paper towel lined baking sheet.

6. Sprinkle the fries lightly with spice mixture, turning the fries to make sure they are seasoned on both sides. Serve these fries hot with the lime mayonnaise and lime wedges.

33 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A nice choice of flavors! Delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Pearl said...

oh my goodness - chili sweet potato fries with lime mayonnaise? wow! what a cool combination of flavors!

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My Carolina Kitchen said...

I've noticed that a lot of restaurants lately have sweet potato fries on their list of sides with sandwiches. I would say it is very popular right now. I really like your seasonings and especially the lime mayo. I've started using lime (and lemon sometimes) zest and what a wonderful flavor it imparts without adding liquid. Great post.
Sam

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Peet said...

yum yum yum yum yum yum YUM!!!!!!!

Donna-FFW said...

These look so delicious, love all the spices you used.. and the dipping sauce what a fantastic combination!

Darius T. Williams said...

That's right - don't argue w/Julia. So, I hope you don't mind...I'm stealing this idea for a show concept for Season 2 of my videos. LOL - I'll tell the folks it came from you!!!

Dawn said...

oh my goodness, the dipping sauce sounds heavenly!
I must try this, I love sweet potato fries.

Psychgrad said...

Like the sounds of those flavours together! If someone doesn't want to fry...baking would work too (albeit not as crispy).

Debbie said...

These look great...I will be trying them!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

This is exactly HOW I WOULD COOK THEM, DELISH! WOWZA, they look amazing, I want a bite! Bravo!

Jenifer
J&J DISH

Priya said...

Wow delicious, lovely combination:)

Sara said...

OMG, these look DIVINE!! I want to eat some right now!!

Maria said...

I adore sweet potato fries. They are the best. I can't wait to try the lime mayo!

Amanda said...

Healthy, shmealthy! Bring them on, I say. In large quantities! :)

Lo said...

It's true. Deep fried is the way to go with sweet potato fries. As good as they are baked, they're SO to-die-for fried. I justify it with the knowledge that they don't really absorb much of the frying oil since they're not starchy like regular potatoes!

These look fantastic. And I like the citrus mayo idea!

finsmom said...

Sweet Potatoes make the BEST fries ever! You chose a really yummy sounding flavor combo :)
Thanks for sharing! Yum!

Kerstin said...

My hubby would go crazy over the lime mayonnaise - I'm sure it compliments the sweet potatoes perfectly! He's on a diet now, but I'll bookmark it for later :)

Hayley said...

Sweet potato fries are the best. Thanks for sharing!

Shelly said...

Sweet potato fries are one of my favorites, and yours look great!

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

Aren't sweet potato fries the best? I often make them with a little cinnamon - they're so versatile.

Resh said...

wow that looks awesome! i am going to have to try the mayo. i love sweet potato!!!

Bunny said...

I've never made sweet potato fries, I think the kids and hubby would really ejoy these!

Jacque said...

I am totally digging that lime mayonnaise!

These sound wonderful :)

Sara said...

I LOVE sweet potato fries. I usually make a baked version at home, but they just don't get crispy. I want to try these!

JodieMo said...

I have printed out this recipe and it will be tried very soon. The Lime mayo sounds delicious!

Netts Nook said...

Lime Mayo sounds great I will have to make that one.

burpandslurp said...

I'm sorry...did you say in moderation? I don't think I can do that with THOSE amazing fries! and what a perfect condiment that lime mayonnaise is! awesome!

Brilynn said...

Who cares about healthy? Those look like they taste amazing and that's all that matters!

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

Y-U-M!

I love sweet 'taters, especially when they've got some heat. That lime mayo sounds like a great accompaniment! Bravo!

Peter M said...

Yum, a frequent order for me at the pub. They add some chipotle in their mayo mix.

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