20 October 2008

Taste & Create Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Avocado Dip

Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Avocado Dip


For those of you who frequent my blog you
know that I never miss the Taste & Create event which gets bigger and bigger each and every time. It is the brainchild of Nicole (aka Myamii) over at For the Love of Food . I love to visit her site for all the delicious recipes and tidbits of very helpful information. She even has an on-line store with wonderful kitchen gadgets and gourmet foods. If you haven't had the chance to visit this very busy woman please take the time...you will be glad you did.

This months T & C is being co-hosted by Min of Bad Girls Kitchen.

For this months challenge I have been partnered with Teresa of I'm Running to Eat. She has so many delicious recipes that she prepares for her family that it was hard to make a decision. Lately I make my decisions on what I need at the time and this time I needed a healthy snack!!!!! So here comes Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dip!!!!! I loved to use of rock salt on the fries which gave them an earthy flavour that I just loved with just a hint of spice with the chilies. I would definitely snack on these some more!!!!



**Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Avocado Dip**

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled or unpeeled, cut into 4-inch long and 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick fries
2 tablespoons olive oil, or more as needed
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
Coarsely ground rock salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Avocado Dip, recipe follows

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and toss with olive oil until the sweet potatoes are coated. Add the paprika, chili powder, coriander, salt, and pepper; toss to distribute evenly.

Arrange the coated fries in a single layer on the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes on the lower rack until the sweet potatoes soften. Transfer the pan to the upper rack of the oven and bake 10 minutes longer, until fries are crispy. Serve with Avocado Dip.

Avocado Dip

1 avocado
1/3 cup mayonnaise (I used sour cream)
1/3 cup cream cheese
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
2 scallions, white and light green part only, chopped
1 lime, juiced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place the avocado, mayonnaise, cream cheese, jalapeno, scallions, and lime juice into a blender or small food processor. Blend for 1 minute or until you have a smooth paste. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve as a dip for the Sweet Potato Oven Fries.

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26 comments:

  1. oooh, i've done ranch dressing with sweet potato fries, but avocado dip!!! yum :)

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  2. Yummy! Oven fried sweet potato wedges taste great, especially if they are paired with such a tasty dip!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. That is such a great side dish! Although I would rise it to the cathegory of first dish!!! I could eat and eat until there was no space left!!! Mmmm lovely avocado dip♥

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  4. Wow, Val! I never would have thought of this dip with the sweet potatoes, but what a WONDERFUL combination. Yum! I'll definitely check out the Taste and Create event, too.

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  5. The avocado dip is the real winner here Val...a fantastic side dish indeed!

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  6. My those fries look just delicious! Yum!

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  7. I'll never forget what a revelation sweet potato fries were the first time I had them.
    Then I discovered you could bake them and they were still grand.
    This is a must try dip for them.

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  8. Must try these. The girls will love them!

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  9. I often make potato oven fries but next time I should make half & half because that looks like something we would enjoy eating.

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  10. You really do have a way with potatoes! I'm starving now and will head into the kitchen to make some dinner.

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  11. You must be reading my mind. I just made some similar sweet potato fries last night and I use them to snack on. Your avocado dip is exactly what they need.

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  12. Glad you liked it, Val. :-) It's one of my favorites.

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  13. The fries look delicious (one of my favorite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes) and I really like the dip you paired with it. I'm normally lazy and just go with either bbq sauce or molasses but I'll have to give this a try next time!

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  14. What a lovely recipe, especially the dip. The potatoes sound great although I have never eaten sweet potatoes before.

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  15. This is so healthy and nice dip.

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  16. This is so healthy and nice dip.

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  17. You my friend, are the potato QUEEN!

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  18. I love, love, love sweet potato fries. I also love avocado but never paired sweet potato fries with a dip like this! Can't wait to try.

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  19. Oh with the avocado I bet this is wonderful, I would have never paired that together!

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  20. Sweet potato fries are one of my favorites and that avocado dip sounds great!

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  21. These look wonderful! The kids will go crazy for these! Thanks for picking this recipe to try!!!

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  22. I love sweet potato fries! And baked ones sounds fantastic!

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  23. sweet potato fries alone are stellar, especially baked. however, what's definitely sending this over the top for me is that dip! i love avocadoes, and it sounds incredible. good choice!

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  24. You never seem to miss a beat! I swear I have never come to this blog and not left really excited about your latest recipe. And this one did not disappoint. I've GOT to try this!!

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  25. I'm a sucker for a sweet potato fry, and this dipping sauce sounds wonderful!

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  26. Mmm, I love sweet potatoe fried, so this is definintely one for me! And I have always meant to take part in Taste & Create but haven't got round to it. Maybe this will be the month...

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