Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with an Avocado Aioli

 A couple weeks ago, I received a little surprise in the mail from Foodbuzz's Tastemaker Program! A coupon for a bag of Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries! Along with the coupon was a letter from Foodbuzz asking me to make something delicious with them! I thought long and hard about making something spectacular and outside the box. However, since the fries are meant to save you time, I decided on making something simple instead, using store-bought ingredients.

I decided on coating the fries with a salty and spicy blend and making an avocado aioli with guacamole, mayonnaise, and fresh cilantro to dip them in.

What I like most about these fries is how crispy they turned out! I typically hesitate buying frozen fries because I've yet to find ones that aren't soggy. Although I baked these in the oven, they tasted like they were straight from the deep fryer!

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with an Avocado Aioli
recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
Serves 6 to 8 as a snack / appetizer
1 bag Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries
1/2 cup store-bought guacamole (I used Wholly Guacamole)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Bake sweet potato fries according to package instructions. Once cooked through, immediately sprinkle them with salt, pepper, and chili powder.

While fries are baking. Mix together guacamole, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and cilantro. Serve alongside spicy sweet potato fries.

24 comments:

Danie said...

Avocado and sweet potato fries? I'm IN =). I never thought to put those 2 things together, but I'm going to try it for sure.

S.V. said...

Avocado aioli sounds amazing.

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

This looks delicious! Love that photo.

Beloved Green said...

I love me some sweet potato fries. Delish!

The Hall Family said...

Oh yum! I can't wait to try this recipe. Love aiolis too; especially with fries.

Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

Holy yum, Sabrina! This aioli about made me fall out of my chair. Anything with guacamole gets an A+ in my book and the fries look so delicious!

Emily said...

I typically use fresh potatoes for fries but I also always keep a bag frozen in the freezer for those quick dinner nights. I love how easy you can spice them up for something extra delicious! Great job with yours.

Sue/the view from great island said...

How fun! I order sweet potato fries everywhere that I see them on the menu, and often they disappoint because they're too soggy. I'll try these. Your sauce sounds great, I love the green with the orange fries.

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Heather said...

Oh my! These look great! I bet sweet potatoes with creamy avocado is a fantastic combination.

Viviane Bauquet Farre said...

This is a great snack for a movie or appetizer before a grand dinner. I think the flavor combination are very smart. With homemade guacamole it would be even better!

Marina {yummy mummy} said...

I love sweet potato fries, and the aioli just made them even better.

Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum said...

Have you had Alexia spicy sweet potato fries? They are my fave. :) This sauce looks like creamy avocado bliss.

Tina said...

This is a really tasty idea combining the sweet potato fries with the avocado dip! I will need to try-tasty picture here-yum!

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Yummy! These look fantastic! :)

Muriel Miller said...

This sounds like a deadly combination! YUM!

Tiffany said...

What a great snack!

Holly said...

My Hubby and I LOVE sweet potatoe fries! We've only had them at restaurants, I've never made them before... until now. I'm excited to try this recipe, Thanks Sabrina : )

Erin said...

I like sweet potato fries, but they are never crispy enough for me. I will have to try these for sure. And I LOVE that you made an avocado aioli! LOVE avocado!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Fantastic combo- LOVE this!
Mary

Duxa said...

Hello Sabrina, that fantastic recipe!
Kisses:)

Lo-mo said...

Great combination of flavours! I usually spice up the mayo dip but I like the idea of spicing up the fries!! well done!

Julia Andrus Williams said...

I ADORE sweet potato fries. And avocados. Must make this ASAP! Thanks for sharing.

Nantucket Daffodil said...

We are making these fab looking fries this weekend...every recipe you post appeals to me. I can't keep up :)

Shrazzi said...

Avocado aoili is very cool! Great idea.

 

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