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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sweet Potato Fries and Garlic Aioli

I wrote an article about planting garlic the other day and I started thinking about garlic and then I started craving one of the favorite snacks/appetizer that Marisa and I love.

I love sweet potatoes in any form, baked, mashed, but one of my favorite ways to cook them is by making homemade fries and eating it with garlic Aioli. The first time Marisa and I had this we were in Jackson Hole at a hoity toity restaurant and we loved them. Here is the recipe.

Sweet Potato Fries

2 medium sweet potatoes cut in to 1/2 to 1/4 inch strips.
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Rock Salt

Preheat oven to 450
Toss Sweet Potatoes in a bowl with oil and salt
Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and line it with Sweet potatoes in a single layer
Bake for 20 minutes on lower rack of oven.
Turn potatoes with spatula
Bake for 10 more minutes on top rack in oven or until crispy

Garlic Aioli

6 cloves of garlic
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 egg
1/2 cup olive oil
pinch of salt

Heat olive oil in saute pan over medium heat
Add garlic cloves to oil and cook until light brown and soft
Allow garlic and oil to cool down
Add garlic cloves, egg, lemon juice and salt to food processor or blender and puree
Add cooled olive oil to food processor in a slow steady stream and blend until emulsified.

Hint: make sure you allow olive oil to cool to room temperature before adding to food processor so you don't cook the egg.

The sweet salty potatoes and the rich garlic aioli go together perfectly. You might think that you died and went to heaven.



Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I love sweet potato fries and this Garlic aioli sounds fabulous!! Can't wait to try it! Thanks.

Conny said...

Newish to your blog here, but waited until today to comment. You had me at "sweet potato fries." :>) I must try them at home; thanks for sharing your recipe. Cheers~

marisa said...

Amy, definitely try the aioli, it is amazing. Conny, thanks for leaving a comment, I have tried many premade frozen S.P. fries, but none come close to making it yourself.

hazel said...

well yes i just might go to heaven with these. ohmigoodness. i make garlic aioli a lot but not in this way. it sounds so delicious! eggs are like my favorite thing and then to have a new twist, i didn't think there was one left:) always looking for something new. looking forward to trying this,maybe tomorrow.

Brandon said...

Ummmmm....sounds delicious. I think we should add one of your chickens on the side :)