Sweet Frie-day

January 26, 2011

For me, sweet potato fries are always a treat. You order them from your favorite diner and they come to you with a vat of maple syrup for scrumptious dipping. This time around we were the chefs in charge. This delicious treat made the entire school come begging us for a taste. I know that I personally had to fight them away from my plate with a little flick of the wrist. If you try this recipe make sure you have a weapon around. Sword…flyswatter…etc.

Ok so here’s the deal.

Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Salt and Garlic Mayonnaise.


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Cut the potatoes into fries.

3. Place the fries in a bowl and toss with olive oil, then place them on the baking sheet as close together as you can without them touching. Think of it like a game of Tetris.
4. Bake until golden, about 45 minutes.
5. Meanwhile combine the basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

6. In another small ball combine mayo, garlic, lemon juice. Stir to combine.
7. When the fries come out the oven, sprinkle them with the basil mixture.
8. Serve with the garlic sauce for dipping. And enjoy!




One Response to “Sweet Frie-day”

  1. Erin said

    Sweet potato fries are a favorite of mine to make and I’m always looking for new recipes! The dipping sauce sounds great I’ll have to make some next time 🙂 great post!!

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