Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Salt and Lemon Garlic Dipping Sauce

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Posted on 06/14/2012 by layers_of_eli
These sweet potato fries are delicious -- especially with their tangy lemon garlic mayonnaise for dipping! To ensure you get crispy fries, cut them very thin and spread them out on the baking sheet -- they shouldn't be touching or crowding each other at all. This might mean using several baking sheets. Also, depending on the thickness of your fries, you might need to adjust the cooking time up or down to obtain crispy (but not burnt to a crisp!) fries. Just check early and often -- and remember they'll crisp up a bit as they cool as well.





Crisp Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Salt and Lemon Garlic Dipping Sauce

Recipe by: Slightly adapted from Giada DiLaurentis
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:
2 sweet potatoes, cut into thin "fries"
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon kosher salt (or more to taste)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:
Line two baking sheets (or more as needed) with foil and set aside. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato fries in the olive oil and then spread them out on the baking sheets. Make sure they don't touch and aren't crowded. Bake until they're golden and crisp, about 45 minutes (but check early and often in case your fries are thinner or smaller and cook faster.)

While the fries are baking, mix together the salt, pepper, and basil to make basil salt. Combine the mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice in another small bowl to make the Lemon Garlic Dipping Sauce. When the fries come out of the oven, sprinkle on the basil salt and toss them around with a spatula. Spread them out again to let them cool slightly (if you keep them in a heap, they'll steam themselves and get soggy). Serve them with the Lemon Garlic Dipping Sauce.









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rowangolightly 15th-Jun-2012 02:06 pm (UTC)
OMG, those look good!
layers_of_eli 15th-Jun-2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
galaxy_song 15th-Jun-2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
Oh strange I was just going to go looking for sweet potatos. Defo try this.
layers_of_eli 15th-Jun-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
Hope you enjoy!! :)
amaelamin_ 17th-Jun-2012 08:03 am (UTC)
I WANT.
layers_of_eli 17th-Jun-2012 11:54 am (UTC)
:D
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