I went through a phase when I wanted to learn the pitch-perfect method for frying French fries. Ive always subscribed to the twice-fried method. It results in a pretty good fried French fry: a soft interior and crispy exterior. Then I visited April Bloomfields New York restaurant, The Breslin, and was blown away by her famous thrice-fried French fries. It was then that I decided Im leaving French fries to a restaurant-only event. Between the big pot of hot oil and the fact that now I should definitely fry them three times, theyve fallen into that category that isnt homemade. Except when Im craving them AND I can turn to my trusty ol oven.
These sweet potatoes are cut up into spears and baked in the oven until tender. Chipotle and sweet potatoes are maybe one of my favorite flavor combinations ever. The smokiness from the chipotle peppers in adobo and the, well, sweetness from the sweet potato is glorious. This recipe couldnt be simpler. Its neither fussy nor time-consuming but that doesnt mean it isnt very tasty. But this recipe still doesnt mean that I wont be visiting The Breslin the next time Im in New York.
Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayonnaise
- 3 to 4 sweet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 to 4 chipotle peppers in adobo
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. On a baking sheet, spread out sweet potato spears. Drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle with a few pinches of salt. Transfer to the oven to roast for 20 to 30 minutes, until tender when poked with a fork.
- Meanwhile, add your chipotle peppers to a food processor and pulse until minced. Add the mayonnaise and pulse again until combined. Give it a taste and salt according to your liking.
- Remove the sweet potato spears from the oven and serve alongside the chipotle mayonnaise.
Yield: 3-4 servings
Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.