Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

A few weeks back my wife and I had dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor. They served their side dish of sweet potato fries with a semi spicy mayo. My wife loved them and was surprised how good they were. She made a comment that it was her first time ever having fries with mayo instead of ketchup. She went on an online quest and found this recipe on food.com. It’s not a Zingerman’s copycat but I think it may very well be the best sweet potato fries I have ever had. A big thanks to Chef Decadent1 on the site for sharing. At first glance of the recipe I thought that there would be way too much fennel in the rub. Boy was I wrong ,it was a perfect blend of flavors. I found no reason to change this recipe and make it my own. It is perfect as it stands.  We served this with vegetarian black bean burgers (recipe coming soon). It was also great as a burger topping. 

Ingredients for the fries

2 large sweet potatoes

olive oil

2 tablespoons of ground coriander powder

1 tablespoon of ground fennel powder

1 tablespoon ground oregano

3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons of salt

Cooks note: This makes enough for several batches of fries, do not use it all for one recipe.

Ingredients for the mayo

1/2 cup of mayo (I like Hellmans)

1 chipotle pepper en adobo with the sauce that sticks to it when removed from the jar

1 additional tablespoon of adobo sauce (Optional)  

2 shakes of tabasco sauce

1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine all of the seasonings for the fries in a bowl. Cut the sweet potatoes into desired size. Add the fries with 1 tablespoon of oil in a large zip lock bag. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of seasoning per potato. Place of a rimmed cookie sheet and cook for 30 to 40 minutes (depending how thick you cut them) turning half way through. Chop the chipotle on a cutting board until it resembles a thick paste. Mix well with all of the mayo ingredients and let sit for 15 minutes for the flavors to blend.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bethany on March 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I am excited to try this recipe but wanted to let you know that when i got to your site via my iphone it immediately transferred me to porn sites. I’m not sure why or what happened but it didn’t happen when i got to your site on my computer. Just thought you’d want to know.


    • Yikes, not sure why that would happen, I’ll check from my iPhone and see if it happens. We actually just made these fries the last two days in a row, hope you like them, Ken


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