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Sweet Potato Fries with Basil and Garlic Mayonnaise

January 6, 2011

When I first saw this recipe, I wanted it instantly.  I could just taste the sweet potato, garlic mayo and basil coming together perfectly.  I contemplated just stirring pesto into some mayonnaise to simplify the recipe, and in the end I should have done it.   The sliced basil was hard to make stay on the fries, so you didn’t get a lot of bites with all the flavors combined.  In the future I’d stir a tablespoon of pesto into some mayonnaise and you’d get the same effect, in less time.  So, that’s how I’m going to write the recipe below.  It’s a great side dish or appetizer and the recipe was adapted from Giada deLaurentis.  Serves 4-6.

Ingredients:

2 large or 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2″ sticks

2 T olive oil

1/4 c mayonnaise

1-2 T prepared basil pesto (depending on how pesto like you want it to be)

Wedge of lemon, optional

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Toss sweet potatoes with the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.  Spread on 2 baking sheets and bake fries for 45 minutes, or until golden and crispy, turning them a couple of times during baking.

Mix pesto, mayonnaise, juice from 1 lemon wedge in a small bowl.  Serve alongside fries.

weet potato fries with pesto mayo

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One Comment leave one →
  1. sharon permalink
    January 15, 2011 6:20 pm

    I liked the mayo-pesto as a dip for the fries… used frozen sweet potato fries because that’s what we had when we were snowed in – look forward to trying it with fresh ones!

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