Been craving for sweet potato fries and the best way to deal with my cravings is obviously to make one 💕 Making these sweet potato fries goodness was easy since well, I never make complicated stuff.
Sweet potatoes (peeled) • 3pcs
Ground black pepper • 1tsp
African paprika • 1tsp
Dried basil leaves • 1/2 tsp
Salt • 1pinch
White sugar • 1/2 tsp
Grated cheddar cheese (optional) • 1/4 cup
Ingredient for spicy mayo dipping sauce:
Mayonnaise • 1/2 cup
Ground black pepper • 2tbsp
Hot sauce (any brand of choice but tabasco is nomnom) • 1tsp
Garlic powder • 1tsp
Salt • 1pinch
African paprika • 1tbsp
First, slice the peeled sweet potatoes into wedges or fries shape then wash with water, dry the sweet potatoes well thereafter.
Time to add those seasonings! In a bowl, place all the sliced sweet potatoes and add all the powdered spices one by one starting with salt, then dried basil leaves, paprika, white sugar and last but definitely not the least, ground black pepper. You can also add as many pepper as you want, it will just taste good.. even better. Yes, I love black pepper 🖤 Mix them evenly using your hands, it may seem messy but well. It is messy.. But a good kind of mess 😅 After mixing, let it sit for 5 minutes.
Reminder though, be sure to pre-heat the oven at 200 degree celsius.
After 5 minutes or so, place the rubbed sweet potatoes into the baking pan then drizzle with olive oil for moisture and bake it for 15-20 minutes or until it turns into yellowish color just like this:
After 15 minutes or so.. Take out the baked sweet potatoes and place them in a cute plate. You can add different garnishes as you want, it depends on you but I used grated cheddar cheese and chopped parsley on mine 💕 Or you can sprinkle white sugar if you wish..
For the dipping sauce (which you’re gonna make while the sweet potatoes are baking):
As easy as pie. Mix all the powdered spices (ground black pepper, hot sauce, paprika, garlic powder and salt) into the 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, preferably Lady’s Choice Mayonnaise. You can also add as much black pepper as you want, because the more the black pepper the nomnom the dipping sauce 🖤
Serve hot or not. It doesn’t matter. It will be just good 😋
Happy eating! XoXo