When I was younger, I was always told that sweet potatoes were unhealthy. The reason? Because they are sweet. I’m sorry, what? I could have doughnuts, and all sorts of things, but sweet potatoes were made on occasion. It was the craziest notion. Sweet potatoes happen to be on incredible tuber and phenomenal for weight loss and overall health. They are packed with vitamin C, fiber, vitamin A, and magnesium. Sure, they are on the starchy side, but sweet potato, especially sweet potato fries, are certainly a great addition to your eating lifestyle.
This recipe is incredibly simple and doesn’t require much prep. Sweet potato fries became more popular most recently in the last 15 years or so, around the same time that studies came out saying “sweet potatoes are good to eat!” because why would anyone not do research on their own…. *shoulder shrug*
Making homemade sweet potato fries may not taste like a restaurant, especially because most restaurants fry their potatoes or bake them coated in flour. This batch only calls for a toss of avocado oil, a sprinkle of sea salt, and fresh ground rosemary. What are fries without a sauce to dip in? Whipping up a garlic aioli is super simple too, using mayo, garlic, lemon juice, and salt.
The result are beautifully baked, tasty fries paired with a delicious dipping sauce. I can’t wait to try different seasonings and combinations. NOMaste 🙂
Herbed Baked Sweet Potato Fries (with garlic aioli)
For the fries
- 2 medium Sweet potatoes rinsed, sliced, then sliced into fries
- 3 tbsp Avocado oil
- Sea salt to taste
- dried rosemary to taste
For the aioli
- 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp Minced garlic
- salt to taste
- lemon juice to taste
For the sweet potato fries
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Begin by rinsing and slicing the sweet potatoes into fry shape.
Toss the fries in avocado oil and season with dried rosemary. Bake for 20 minutes. For the last few minutes turn the oven to “Broil”
Let sit for a few minutes, then season with sea salt.
For the aioli
Take two tbsp of mayonnaise, one tbsp of garlic and mix together in a bowl. Add in salt and lemon juice. Continue to mix until all ingredients are combined.