Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Lime Aioli

Starting to notice a theme...

Sweet potatoes were never my jam until I had them in fry form. This chipotle aioli is my fucking JAM. If you're not making your own dipping sauces you aren't living life to the fullest. It's easy as fuck and you'll feel good knowing that at any time you could make a sauce. I keep the skin on cause I dig that rustic look. 

Start by pre-heating your oven to 420°F. I cut the spuds myself as I prefer my fries on the thicker side and my mandolin with the french fry attachment comes out closer to shoestring fries which aren't my jam. I toss the cut fries into a bowl put a few tablespoons of olive oil and use my special house seasoning (pro-tip: you can add a few tablespoons of flour to make them extra crunchy). Give them a toss and make sure they are evenly seasoned. Spread these babes out on a baking tray lined with some foil shiny side down to prevent them from burning. Let them bake for 20 mins and attempt to flip them halfway through if you remember to. If not it's not the end of the world.

While those guys are baking you should be working on that dipping sause. Umm if I remember correctly it's just mayo, chipotle chili powder, one clove of garlic crushed (I use a garlic press and it's changed my life) and lime juice. I don't remember if this was parsley or cilantro but both taste great and make for a dope garnish. I didn't put any measurements cause it really depends on how much you feel like making. I use enough lime juice to make it about the consistency of other dipping sauces like ranch or honey mustard. I then add enough chipotle powder to give it a good flavor/color then throw in the garlic to add to all the goodness already going on. Mix that shit up and you're GOOD TO GO.

Plate and serve, son!

Enrique RiveroComment