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Sweet Potato fries with Basil salt and garlic mayo!

Growing up in the Philippines we ate a lot of sweet potatoes because my Dad liked it a lot (He prefers steamed potatoes) and it’s also popular as an afternoon snack together with “bananaque” (deep fried banana).  I only had it deep fried with lots of brown sugar or steamed/boiled, either way it’s delicious!  So when I watched my fave show on the food network, Giada at Home, and she prepared this simple dish I knew I had to try this.  So simple yet so good!  My husband loves it too coz I heard him saying, “I can have this everyday!”  The mayo garlic sauce is just perfect with these fries!  You can check the recipe here: Giada’s Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 5 sweet potatoes, cut into about 1 by 5-inch “fries”
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.Place the sweet potato “fries” on a foil-lined baking sheet and toss with the olive oil. Bake until golden, about 45 minutes.Meanwhile combine the basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. In another small bowl combine the mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice, and stir to combine.When the sweet potato fries come out of the oven, sprinkle with the basil salt. Serve with the garlic mayonnaise alongside for dipping.

sweet fries:)

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