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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries Recipe


Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

This healthy twist on everybody’s favorite side dish offers a lighter take on the fried version.

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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.