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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sweet Potato French Fries with Avocado Dip

I love sweet potato and although it is not intuitive, I love the way it tastes with avocado! This taste pairing comes from eating burritos and burgers with guacamole and ordering a side of sweet potato potato fries to put in the burrito or burger. It's delicious the way potato chips are delicious in a sandwich! My good friend Sarah was coming over for a week night dinner and I thought this would make a great side dish. It's easy to prepare a lot of sweet potato fries and the dip is fantastic and simple. I didn't have any left overs of these but one large sweet potato made about 30 fries. I would like to make these as a side dish to a left-over-Thanksgiving wrap! I spiced up the the fries a bit and the natural creaminess of the avocado perfectly complimented the heat of the chili flakes.

1 large sweet potato, cut and sliced into long fries
Olive oil
Chili flakes
Cayenne pepper

For Avocado Dip:
1 large avocado
Lemon juice
Salt and Pepper

1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the sweegt potato fries into a large bowl and toss with olive oil, chili flakes and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper. Toss to evenly coat and add chili flakes to desired heat.
2. Place the sweet potato fries evenly on the a pan and bake in the oven until golden brown and crispy, about 35-45 minutes.
3. In the meantime, mash together the avocado with lemon juice, a little at first and add more as necessary. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

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