Creative sides for summer cookouts | Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Looking for a healthy alternative to the russet potato? Look no further than these delectable, slightly spicy sweet potato fries.

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries


For the fries:
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
½ teaspoon fennel seeds,
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon salt
2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 medium sweet potatoes), peeled and cut into wedges
2 tablespoons canola oil

For the dip:
1 ¼ cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground mustard
¼ teaspoon cayenne
1/8 teaspoon salt

For the Fries:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, combine the coriander, fennel, oregano, and pepper flakes; grind until mixture becomes a fine powder. If you don’t have either of these tools, try placing the ingredients in a sturdy zip-lock bag. Using a rolling pin, roll over the spice mixture repeatedly until powder. Empty contents into a bowl and stir in salt.

For the Dip:

In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, oil, and ground spices; toss to coat evenly. Transfer the potatoes to a baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until crisp and golden-brown.


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