Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo
I love sweet potato fries! They’ve been popping up on menus at restaurants over the last few years, or at least I’ve just noticed them. The bad thing with fried foods at restaurants is the oxidized oils that are used. I try to avoid oxidized oils as much as possible but know when I go out to eat at a restaurant, on occasion it’s something I can’t avoid. At home I like to bake my fries (sweet potatoes or white) using a stable fat like coconut oil. Coconut oil pairs well with sweet potatoes and provides us with a host of benefits.
Coconut oil provides a different type of saturated fat, known as medium chain triglycerides. These fats are metabolized differently, going straight to the liver to provide energy. If you have gallbladder issues or have had yours removed, coconut oil is a good fat to consume. Coconut oil contains Lauric acid which can kill bacteria, fungus and viruses. For this reason, it’s a great supplement when dealing with candida. I also like using coconut oil to oil pull and put it in my homemade body butter!
The fat form the coconut oil will also help your body uptake the antioxidant beta-carotene in the sweet potato. They are also a good source of fibre, containing 6.6 grams in one medium sized sweet potato. This slows the spike in blood sugar making these a great choice of starchy carbohydrates.
- Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients
- 4 small sweet potatoes
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan rock salt
- Chipotle Mayo Ingredients
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp mustard
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan rock salt
- 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 c macadamia oil
- optional: 1/2 tbsp raw honey
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut sweet potatoes into fry shapes and toss with coconut oil and salt.
- Bake sweet potato fries for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and lightly browned. You may need to cook longer depending on how thick your fries are.
- While the fries cook prepare the mayo by adding the yolks and the rest of the ingredients except the macadamia oil in a food processor. Turn on high to combine the ingredients.
- With the food processor still running add a drop of oil at a time to combine. Once the mayo starts to emulsify and thicken, you can add the oil quicker. If you add the oil too quickly the mayo won’t turn out. It’s a slow process, but well worth it.