Chili-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries

Are you a meal person or a snack person? I’ll admit, I am a total snack-a-holic. I prefer multiple appetizers over the whole meal. And my body just craves a bite every couple of hours.

Sometimes, this snack-a-holic craves something crispy, warm, spicy, and dense. These Chili-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries fit the bill. Yes, they require some prep and some patience. But trust me – they’re so worth it. The fries themselves are amazing, but you DON’T want to miss out on the chipotle mayo because that is what really brings this over the top.

If you’re not a snacker, you should know that these make a great side-dish too, maybe to a good burger or taco. Or how about making it for a game night, or better yet a games night!

Time to bust our your sheet pans and preheat that oven because your mouth can’t wait to meet these Chili Sweet Potato Fries.

This recipe is vegan and gluten-free

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 TSP Chili Powder
  • 1 TSP Paprika
  • 1/2 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 1/4 TSP Black Pepper

Chipotle Mayo (optional, but highly recommended)

  • 3/4 CUP Mayo
  • 1 TBSP Hot Sauce (I used Franks Red Hot)
  • 1 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TSP Chili Powder
  • 1 TSP Paprika
  • 1/4 TSP Chipotle Powder
  • Juice of 1 Lime

Directions

Preheat your oven to 425 and prepare a sheet pan with parchment. Cut your sweet potato into fries and add them to the pan. Once on the pan, drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle on your spices. Massage onto the fries until evenly coated. Bake at 425 for 30-35 minutes.

While those are baking, you can begin combining all the ingredients for your chipotle mayo. I like to make the sauce right away, which gives the flavours a chance to mingle for a while before the fries are ready.

Once the fries are done, bring them out of the oven and let them cool for a couple of minutes. When you are ready to plate them, top with additional salt if desired. I also couldn’t resist adding some fresh cilantro.

Not a fan of cilantro? Try it with green onion! Either way, you’ll love this recipe. These are the best sweet potato fries ever. Just wait – you’ll see.

These fries are a total flavour-bomb, but there are some health benefits to sweet potato too! Sweet potatoes are high in B vitamins, vitamin C, and fibre. That means that even though these fries are dense and delicious, they are also great for digestion.

I would love to see your take on these fries – don’t forget to tag me on Instagram when you post your batch of fries!

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