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Curly Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli


Posted by on March 17, 2017 / 15 Comments

Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They’re seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

This last month has truly been a whirlwind. In fact, I’m typing up this recipe post as I sit in John Wayne Airport in OC, heading to Chicago. I’m excited to visit Chicago and the Housewares Show, but I’m a little less enthused about the weather. It’s been 80 degrees in SoCal all week and it’s about 30 degrees in Chicago. Yikes!

The warm weather spurt in OC had me whipping up lots of salads, smoothie bowls and zucchini noodle dishes. You guys know I love to make zucchini noodles and I usually use my Paderno. But since KitchenAid sent me their spiralizer attachment (perfect if you own a stand mixer), I thought I’d give it a whirl and whip up some curly sweet potato fries.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

Curly fries might remind you of greasy fast food muchies, but I can assure you that these are not those. These curly sweet potato fries are baked rather than fried and sprinkled with a generous amount of savory spices, such as paprika and garlic powder.

Now, I’ll be the first to say that baked fries don’t come out quite as crispy as deep fried fries, but there’s so much flavor in these bad boys that I don’t think you’ll feel deprived. Especially given all the nutrients loaded into sweet potatoes, such as vitamin A, B6, C and D.

Even more, I’ve paired them with a garlic aioli that takes all of two minutes to make but will have you dunking these sweet potato fries until your hands are slathered and messy in that homemade mayo, garlicky goodness.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

Alright, here’s a few tips to make these spiralized sweet potato fries as crispy as possible. When you place them on the sheet pan, try to get them all on a single layer. If you have too many, then use two sheet pans. And if you have too many long pieces, use kitchen scissors to snip them into smaller pieces.

If you have a convection oven, use that. Convection ovens constantly circulate the air and that air flow helps to keep these curly fries crispy. You could also try baking them on a cake cooling rack, placed on top of the sheet pan, just to allow more air to circulate around them as well.

For this batch, I defaulted to a regular sheet pan. But then again, I’m not fussy. I just love the flavor of curly sweet potato fries and the faster I could get them in my mouth, the better!

Enjoy!

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Curly Sweet Potato Fries

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

Curly Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2

These curly sweet potato fries are seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy. 

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Ingredients

Curly Sweet Potato Fries

Garlic Aioli

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. 

  2. Spiralize the sweet potato and place it on a sheet pan. Drizzle the oil and sprinkle the spices on top, then use your hands to mix it all together until each piece of sweet potato is coated. 

  3. Cook the sweet potato for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy. The pieces along the outside edge may cook faster, so keep an eye on them and rotate as necessary. 

  4. While the sweet potato is cooking, mix together the ingredients for the garlic aioli in a small bowl, until well combined. 

  5. Remove the sweet potato fries from the oven and serve with the garlic aioli. 

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