Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Cilantro Sauce
These crispy baked sweet potato fries are coated in chili powder, garlic, and a light coat of corn starch, which helps to make them crispy! Perfect for dipping into the cool, smooth, and creamy avocado cilantro sauce.
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
To make the sauce: add all ingredients (1 avocado, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, and 1 tablespoon olive oil) to a food processor and turn on, scraping down the sides occasionally, until a creamy, uniform sauce forms. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Set aside.
To make the fries: mix the corn starch (1/2 tablespoon), kosher salt (1 teaspoon), black pepper (1/2 teaspoon), chili powder (1/2 teaspoon), and garlic powder (1/2 teaspoon) in a small bowl.
In a large bowl, add the cut sweet potatoes, olive oil (2 tablespoons), and spice mixture. Mix with your hands to coat each fry evenly.
Arrange the fries on the prepared baking sheet so they don't touch each other. If the sheet seems crowded, use two.
Bake for 40 minutes, flipping around once halfway through cooking, or until browned and crispy- the fries should be stiff if you pick them up and not flop over.
Serve fries with the sauce.
Make it grain-free/paleo: The corn starch helps absorb some of the liquid on the outside of the fries, resulting in a crispier sweet potato fry that holds its shape. If you are on a grain-free/paleo diet, feel free to omit it- the fries will still be delicious!
Sauce alternative: When I make sweet potato fries, I alternate between this sauce and a simple sauce of mayonnaise, fresh minced garlic, and lemon juice. If you want an alternative to the avocado cilantro sauce, I recommend this (get the recipe here).
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