Sometimes late at night as I'm flipping through t.v. I get a hankering... (yes, I used the word hankering) for something crispy, fried and well... fattening!!!! Yes... we all know where I'm going with this one... I want GREASY FRENCH FRIES WITH LOADS OF SALT!!!! So here I was tonight, caught in this unfortunate predicament and let's face it... I didn't wanna go there! I wake up the next morning feeling like crapola cause I did something BAD BAD BAD! Well I don't think so... NOT TONIGHT!!!!
I got creative!!!!
SPICY SWEET POTATO FRIES! You can send me the thank you notes tomorrow morning! Oh, and try the dipping sauce too... it's THE BOMB!
Spicy Sweet Potatoes
1 or 2 large Sweet Potatoes cut into 1/2 inch thick batons
1 tablespoon Olive Oil or Peanut Oil
In a bowl combine:
1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1/4 tsp. Hungarian Paprika
1/4 tsp. Ground Cumin
1/4 tsp. Coarse Sea Salt
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Place the cut sweet potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with the Olive Oil. Sprinkle the seasoning mix on top of the fries and using your hands, dig in and give them a good toss coating them evenly.
Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes.
Garlic Lemon Dipping Sauce
2 tablespoons mayo
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 small garlic clove minced
1/4 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika
Salt & Pepper
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and place in the refrigerator until the fries are done.
This has 1/2 the calories and all the satisfaction... ok... I'm guessing it has 1/2 the calories... I don't know, it's late, they were good... I'm just thankful I didn't go for the "FRIED" French Fries!!! Give them a try! So good!