Crispy sweet potato fries with avocado-coriander dip

Crispy sweet potato fries with avocado-coriander dip

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I do not know a single person who doesn’t like sweet potatoes. Okay, I do know one person like that but I’m 100% sure their dislike for sweet potatoes is imagined as they’ve never actually tried one. Imagine that?!

There is something so comforting and satisfying about baked sweet potatoes smothered in spices that most people find them completely irresistible. For me it was love at first bite.

If you are a fan of these beautiful orange spuds too, you are in for a real treat today. We are going to make crispy sweet potato fries and dip them in a lusciously green and deliciously smooth avocado coriander dip, which I was going to call ‘avocayo’ as it’s a bit like a healthier mayo but my SEO expert has slapped my wrists for my far fetched linguistic creativity:), oh well…

To crisp these babies (not actual babies) up, we have two tricks up our sleeve, if you wanna know what they are – read on.

crispy-sweet-potato-fries-with-avocado-coriander-dip-ingredients

crispy sweet potato fries sprinkled with cornflour and spices

crispy sweet potato fries ready for baking

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crispy sweet potato fries with avocado coriander dip

serves
2
PREP
15 min
COOKING
30 min
serves
2
PREPARATION
15 min
COOKING
30 min
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 large / about 500 g of orange sweet potatoes
  • 1½ tbsp cornflour / cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed / canola or other vegetable oil (olive oil will make them less crispy)
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½-¾ tsp ground hot chilli
  • ½ tsp ground smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • about ½ tsp fine sea salt

AVOCADO-CORIANDER DIP

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander leaves (save stalks for a curry or veg stock)
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • about ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • white or black pepper, to taste
METHOD
  1. Peel the potato and cut in half lengthwise. Cut it into long ½ cm / 0.2″ wide matchsticks. Try to make them as even as possible so that they cook evenly.
  2. Plunge the matchsticks into a bowl of cold water and let them sit in it while you mix your spices.
  3. Mix all the spices with cornflower, but do not add salt at this stage yet.
  4. Take the potato matchsticks out of the water, rinse them and blot dry with a kitchen towel.
  5. Place dry potato matchsticks in a rectangular dish. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of oil and use your hands to ensure that all matchsticks have been coated in oil.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 225° C / 435° F and line a baking tray with a piece of baking paper.
  7. Using a small sieve sprinkle a thin amount of cornflour-spices mixture over the greased matchsticks. Make sure all sides are covered.
  8. Place potato matchsticks on the baking tray in a single layer and make sure fries do not touch each other as otherwise they will end up soggy. The more space they have around them the crispier they will turn out.
  9. Bake for about 30-35 minutes. 20 minutes in, gently turn the fries to the other side. If you have some small fries in between larger ones, they will be done sooner so you may want to take them out a bit earlier. Sprinkle with salt once done – adding salt to the spices and cornflour mixture stops the fries from crisping up.
  10. Combine all dip ingredients in a chopper or small blender and whiz until you get a thick dip. You may need to add a tablespoon or so of water to achieve the right consistency.
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NUTRITIONAL INFO
calories
414
21%
sugars
9 g
10%
fats
22 g
32%
saturates
2 g
11%
proteins
5 g
10%
carbs
52 g
20%
*per serving
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5.0
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REVIEWS & QUESTIONS
Nabz:
Hi love your avocado recipe will try it . thanks 😊
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thanks :) Hope you'll enjoy it! Ania
Elisa:
Delicious that was, thank you Ania :-)
Since I had no avocados I had them with tahini-yoghurt dip. Great combo too!
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thanks Elisa, I am so glad that you enjoyed it! And the dip sounds awesome too! x Ania
Lauren:
Looks great! I really want to try this. How many calories does the recipe have?
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hi Lauren,
    Thanks, I hope you'll make them. I don't provide a calorie content for any of my recipes, I am afraid. Ania
Myriam:
Great recipe but I would ditch the canola oil, as it's not a healthy food item, is highly processed and controversial in Nutrition circles. Your recipes and blog are wonderfully!
Boyan Minchev:
Sweet potato is one my favorite foods, I will definitely try this recipe. Thank you for sharing with us this crunchy delight. :)
    Ania
    Ania:
    My pleasure :) Ania
Michelle Houghton-Fishwick:
These sweet potato fries are delicious. I didn't make the dip as I hate avocado 😷 I've made the fries many times and we all love ❤️
    Ania
    Ania:
    That's lovely to hear, Michelle! BTW, if you are not an avo fan, check out my latest recipe for vegan BBQ sauce, it goes so well with these fries...It's my recent go to snack :) Ania
Kavi:
Lovely dish.. can I store this fries in airtight container?? Can I marinate and bake it next day??
Thanks 😌
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hi Kavi,
    I'll be honest, i'm not sure as I have not tried doing that. You can soak in water the overnight tough, dry them the following day, marinate and bake. Hope that helps, Ania
Kat:
This looks delicious! How long will the dip last? Can it be made in advance?
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hi Kat,
    Glad to hear that you like it. The issue here is that avocado oxidises quite quickly, which means it will lose its vibrant green colour within a few hours. Lime helps to slow this process down, but I reckon that the dip won't look that appetising by the next day. If that doesn't bother you then I am pretty sure it will still taste good if made a day in advance. I would recommend making it on the day though. Hope that helps, Ania
Gilly:
.......they look yummy.......will definitely try these!!...
...and looking forward to trying the sweet recipes in your e-book......thankyou😊
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thanks, Gilly! So pleased to hear that. Hope you'll like them!
Silje:
I want to try this, but I don't like cornflour. Can I use only the spices mixture?
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hi Silje,
    Sure you can. Cornflour (cornstarch) creates a crispy layer on the fries so they will be a little less crispy if you skip it, still delicious though.
    Lyn:
    You could use coconut flour
Alysha:
This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it out! I've been craving sweet potato fries for so long now!
    Ania
    Ania:
    Yay! I'm so glad. Hope'll like them! x
Leanne Winters:
I'm 100% going to try this method, probably minus the chilli - been having too much hot stuff lately :P x
    Ania
    Ania:
    Awesome, glad to hear Leanne! Is there such thing as too much chilli ;) ?
michele:
what a wonderful site , found this via instyler , yummy , we are tryin got eat less meat and more vegys , im going to cook the fritters and the kumera chips to night , not telling the family that its healthy and will see if they notice
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thanks Michele, hope they went down well with your folks :)
Stephen Walker:
Hi Ania,
I am inspired. I love avocado and this seems absolutely to-die-for.
I will be trying this very soon.
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thanks so much, Stephen! I so glad to hear that! :)
"2 tbsp rapeseed oil "? I love this blog and sweet potato fries, but that typo really needs to be changed. My apologies I come off as rude! I only have the best intentions.
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hey K,
    Thanks for your comment, and don't worry I'm not offended in the slightest :) What typo do you mean exactly though? Do you mean the name of the oil? If so 'rapeseed' IS the correct name, that's what canola oil is called in Europe/Britain. If it's something else, let ma know and I'll be happy to change.
    Cheers,
    Ania
      Paulette:
      Your Sweet Potato Fries look yummy. Any ideal how many calories for just the fries? Thanks Paulette
        Ania
        Ania:
        Thanks Paulette! No, I don't have calorie count, I'm afraid, sorry. Ania
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