Spicy Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

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Better pile these sweet and spicy orange fries high on the plate. Served with a thick dipping sauce, they create a craving for more.—Mary J. Jones, Williamstown, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup fries with 1/4 cup sauce equals 573 calories, 50 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 607 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, combine the coriander, fennel, oregano and pepper flakes; grind until mixture becomes a fine powder. Stir in salt.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, oil and ground spices; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until crisp and golden brown, turning occasionally. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the dip ingredients; chill until serving. Serve with fries. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Sweet Potato Fries in Country Woman April/May 2011, p35

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"The zest from the spices and the sweetness from the potatoes created a perfect balance of flavor. I halved the dip recipe, which was a good amount to accompany the fries. The brightness of the lime juice and cilantro added a coolness to the spice."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"My family loved this recipe - these are the best Sweet Potato Fries I've ever made!"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"This is spicy recipe, but the sweetness of the potato balances it out. I didn't make the dip. It's like a party in your mouth!"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"This is an extremely spicy recipe, particularly the dip, so you'll need something to cool your mouth down. The dip is more than twice what is needed for the fries. By themselves, the fries aren't too bad."

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