If you are anything like me, you set out to go to dinner, with a healthy mentality when the weekend comes. We go to our favorite burger place, and I get the usual… I order a seitan burger with no cheese, no mayo, with extra lettuce tomato onion and veganaise. I know damn well that will not be nearly enough food, because when I eat, I EAT. There is no messing around for me. Then there is the dreaded side dish we order to split…hmmm…a salad? garlic mushrooms? Or nothing, because a hamburger is plenty? Um, no. Gimme a side of fries. Not a small one. I need to share these with my kids, and I am not a fan of sharing food. Gimme the extra large ones. I will eat most of them, because I am always in a race with my daughter to eat the most ( she unfortunately shares my love of food, so it is usually a fight to the death for the last bite, chip, piece, particle…you get it right?). Long story short, we get ginormous fries, I eat most of them, feel like garbage, and pout the rest of the night, and vow to never get them again.
Well, these a great way to pork out on french fries and just not give a crap. They are not fried, they are baked, so that is a plus. They are made with sweet potatoes vs. normal white potatoes, so they have way more health benefits, including lower carbs….yeah!!!!!! And the dipping sauce? There are not many foods healthier than an avocado, so dip em’, and devour em’…guilt free!!
- FOR THE FRIES:
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1/2-1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- FOR THE AVOCADO AIOLI
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chopped basil
- 1 minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with tin foil
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl coat all the fries in the olive oil and spices.
- Place the sweet potato fries on the baking rack, careful not to overlap
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until desired crispiness is reached.
- Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the avocado from the skin and place the avocado on a cutting board. Cut into 1 inch slices.
- Add the yogurt, basil, garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt and pepper into a food processor until smooth and creamy
- Taste and add salt and lemon juice if needed.