Complement any meal with chef Spike Mendelsohn's sweet potato fries, a side dish he created in celebration of the 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama. These can be served with many different dipping sauces, including Sriracha Mayonnaise or Herb Mayonnaise (see recipes below).
Servings: Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 4 sweet potatoes , skins on
  • 1 bunch freshly chopped sage
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha sauce (you can find this at a local grocery store; it's a hot sauce)
  • 2 Tbsp. condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chopped mint
  • 1/3 cup chopped Thai basil
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. sea salt
Directions
To make fries: Cut sweet potatoes lengthwise, similar to steak fries.

Chop sage into small pieces.

Place cut sweet potatoes on a cookie sheet, one after the other.

Drizzle olive oil.

Spread brown sugar, sea salt and cracked black pepper over potatoes.

Bake in oven at 350° for 30 minutes, or until a fork can poke through easily.

Once out of the oven, sprinkle chopped sage, let cool and serve.


To make Sriracha Mayonnaise: In a food processor, combine mayonnaise, Sriracha, condensed milk and salt.

Mix for 2 to 3 minutes until thick and creamy. Don't overmix. Serve as a dipping sauce to onion rings or fries.


To make Herb Mayonnaise: In a food processor, combine mayonnaise, herbs and sea salt.

Mix for 2 to 3 minutes until all ingredients are well blended. Serve as a dipping sauce to onion rings or fries.

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