These sweet potato fries are a real crowd pleaser. They’re crispy, salty, spicy and sweet but the best part is they’re jam packed with nutrients. The avocado dip offers a cool compliment to the heat of the fries.
SPICY SWEET POTATO FRIES WITH AVOCADO DIP
4 medium sweet potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch fries
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs brown sugar
2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
6 oz. fat free plain Greek yogurt
2 scallions, chopped
½ Tbs lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425°. Line two large baking sheets with aluminum foil and place on the bottom racks of the oven to heat up.
- Put cut potatoes and all other ingredients for the fries into a large resalable plastic bag and shake to fully distribute the oil and spices.
- Remove the trays from the oven and lay the potatoes on them in single layers. Don’t crowd the potatoes as they need room around them to crisp up.
- Return trays to oven and bake for 30 minutes, flipping each fry halfway through. After 30 minutes, flip the fries one more time, increase heat to 450° and bake for another 10 minutes or until crispy.
Blend or mash all ingredients in a small bowl. Mash if you prefer a little texture to your dip.
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
Per serving: 185 calories, 7g fat, 321mg sodium, 30g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 16g sugar and 2g protein
Per serving: 65 calories, 3g fat, 23mg sodium, 4g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 2g sugar and 6g protein