Sweet potato fries are one of my favorite foods. Usually I toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake them, then drizzle lime juice over them before serving. But recently I ran across a Food Network recipe for Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Salt and Garlic Mayonnaise - it sounded soooo good. I made them today for friends (tweaked a little bit, of course) and between the three of us, the fries were gone in 5 minutes. I can't wait to make them again.
2 large sweet potatoes
2 tbsp. olive oil
about 3/4 cup mayonnaise (I eyeballed this)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel and halve sweet potatoes. Cut into strips about 1/4 inch thick and toss with olive oil to coat thoroughly. Spread the fries on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake about 30 minutes, or until tender and golden brown.
While the fries are baking, stir together the mayo, garlic and lemon or lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste as desired. Set aside.
When fries are done, remove from the oven and place in a bowl. Toss fries with basil, salt and pepper, adjust seasonings to taste.
Serve fries hot with the garlic dip on the side. Serves 4.