Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Lime Dip are a really popular at one of my favorite local restaurants. They come with a variety of dipping sauces but I think that they are especially good when paired with the Chipotle Lime Dip. This dip has an awesome combination of spices! And it’s actually pretty mild as far as hotness, just loaded with flavor. If you want it spicy hot, add a few shakes of cayenne pepper. Also, you can sub out the fresh lime for a couple of tablespoons of lime juice from a bottle, but I think that the fresh lime juice tastes better!
You can definitely deep fry your sweet potato fries, but I chose to bake mine to keep them a little healthier. If you do cook them in the oven, make sure to toss them around frequently so that they don’t burn on one side.
Another way to go a little healthier is obviously using light mayo, but you can also substitute part or all of the mayonnaise for light sour cream or plain greek yogurt.
These make a great side dish to sandwiches and hamburgers! Sometimes we cook these up to go along with grilled steak, pork, or chicken too. Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients, a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies!!
Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Lime Dip
Mix up the chipotle lime dip at least an hour before serving so the spices have a chance to blend together: In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the sweet potatoes into long sticks and place in a large ziploc bag. Add just enough vegetable oil to lightly coat the potatoes, seal the bag and toss to distribute the oil evenly.
Evenly layer the potatoes on to a cookie sheet. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, turning often until lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle on kosher salt, to taste.
Serve with the chipotle lime dip.