As a child I used to love french fries with ketchup. It was my all time favorite meal. And yes, I call it a meal due to the fact that I ate it as a full meal. Healthy? Not really but very yummy. As an adult I still love a plate of french fries, I guess old habits die hard. But nowadays I prefer my fries with other dips than ketchup, although a fine homemade version of it can still be very nice. Lately I seem to have become obsessed with this chipotle mayonnaise and I preferably eat it with sweet potato fries instead of classic french fries made of potato. It’s just something with the hot smokiness of the chipotle and the sweetness of the sweet potato fries that makes sense. I strongly advice you to try it yourself. If you are anything like me, you won’t be able to stop eating it.
For this recipe I have deep fried the fries but you may just as well bake them in the oven with great result. It’s just my mind telling me that deep fried fries taste better. But thinking of it, it’s not really that big a difference. Just toss them in oil and spread them out on a baking tray. Heat the oven to 200°C /400°F and bake for approximately 25 minutes flipping them over after half the time.
Chipotle Mayonnaise & Sweet Potato Fries
- 80 ml soy milk
- 180 ml canola or sunflower oil
- 1 lemon
- 1 clove of garlic (cut in smaller pieces)
- 1-2 dried chipotle (broken into smaller pieces)
- 0.5 tsp sweet paprika powder
- 0.5 tsp salt
- Put all the ingredients in a container and mix until you have a perfectly creamy mayonnaise texture. I normally use a hand blender but you may also use a food processor. Add more soy milk if you want a thicker mayo and less if you want it less thick.
Ingredients for the sweet potato fries:
- 2 big sweet potatoes
- 1 tbsp potato starch
- vegetable oil for deep frying
- Cut the sweet potato into equally sized fries and toss them in potato starch until they are completely coated.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a pan and deep fry the fries until they become nice and crisp with a golden color. Season with salt and serve straight away together with small bowl of chipotle mayonnaise.