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Crispy Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

A homemade cajun seasoning on crispy sweet potato fries!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp paprike

Spicy Aioli Dipping Sauce

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (i used texas pete)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut sweet potatoes into long, thin strips. Place them on a baking sheet. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil on the potatoes. Toss the sweet potatoes using your hands until they're fully coated with the oil. Drizzle additional olive oil (up to 1 tbsp) on top for added crispiness. 

  2. Mix all of the spices together listed above to make your cajun seasoning. Using a spoon, slowly spoon half of the seasoning onto the potatoes. Using your hands, toss the potatoes until the seasoning completely covers them. Sprinkle the second half of the seasoning on top of the potatoes, making sure each little guy is completely covered! 

  3. Mix mayo, spices, hot sauce and the juice of half a lemon together. Add additional hot sauce if you desire. 

  4. Bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through. Once the 40 minutes is up, broil the potatoes on hight for 1-2 minutes - keeping a close eye on them! Serve hot and dip in lots of spicy aioli!