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Old October 2, 2018   #34
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Default Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

The spices are somewhat on the Indian side of things and when these baked fries are dipped in the sauce, they're pretty addictive. I like to briefly toast the seeds in a small pan before grinding. I usually make a quadruple batch of the spice mix and keep it in a jar for quick later use.

1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
2 lbs sweet potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cut into wedges
2 TBS canola oil

Mayo Dip:
1 1/4 cup mayo
2 TBS lime juice
2 TBS minced fresh cilantro (can use dried in a pinch. Just let sit longer to flavor up)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1. In a small bowl, combine the dip ingredients and put in the refrigerator to chill.

2. In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, combine the first four ingredients into a powder and then stir in the salt.

3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, oil and ground spices; toss to coat.

4. Transfer potatoes to a greased 15"x10"x1" baking sheet and bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes until crisp and golden brown, flipping wedges over occasionally.

Serve wedges with the mayo dip.
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