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Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli Recipe

This spiced sweet potato fries with garlic aioli recipe is sure to become one of your favorite side dishes! Recipe courtesy Laura Davidson of A Beautiful Plate.

Servings: 4

Active time: 15 minutes

Total time:

Garlic Aioli Ingredients


  • 1 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg yolk(s)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 peeled garlic clove, pressed
  • 2/3 c canola oil
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  1. In medium bowl, whisk together egg yolk, Dijon mustard, and garlic until slightly thick and smooth.
  2. Slowly pour oil into egg yolk mixture in very thin, steady stream with one hand while whisking continuously (preferably with flexible whisk) with the other until thick and emulsified. Slowly whisk in lemon juice until smooth. The aioli should be smooth, thick, and pale yellow in color.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients

  • 2 small to medium sweet potatoes, well-scrubbed
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt to taste
  • chopped flat leaf parsley (optional garnish) to taste
  1. Using a large chef’s knife, carefully slice the potatoes into  1/4-inch-wide matchsticks. Place in large mixing bowl and cover with cold water. Allow the potatoes to soak (to remove excess starch) for at least one hour or overnight. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 425°F with rack in the center-top position. Drain potatoes in colander and pat dry with paper towels. Place potatoes in large, clean mixing bowl and toss with corn starch until they are very lightly coated. Drizzle with canola oil and toss.
  3. In small bowl, combine paprika, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and kosher salt; sprinkle mixture over potatoes and toss until evenly coated.
  4. Line large sheet pan with heavy duty foil (dull side facing up) and spray foil lightly with cooking spray. Spread sweet potato fries in an even thin layer (do not allow the fries to touch each other, if necessary use two sheet pans and rotate the pans halfway through cooking) and bake for 15 minutes. Flip fries halfway through and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes, or until caramelized.
  5. Turn off oven heat, prop the oven door slightly, and allow fries to cool for 5-10 minutes (this will help crisp them up). Season fries with salt, garnish with chopped parsley (if using), and serve warm with the garlic aioli for dipping.

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