Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sweet Potato Fries with Horseradish Mayonaise

My nephew introduced me to this recipe. He loves yam (for some reason we say yam, here in Canada), or sweet potato fries. Since he is now living with us and I've been wanting to eat healthier, I decided to give them a try. I'm not very big on sweet potatoes.....


I have to say that these are really good. Since making them the first time, I think we've had them 3-4 times. I love the spice paired with the sweet tender potato. I over heard Hubby saying they serve their sweet potato fries, with spicy mayonnaise, at work. So, I thought why not mix horseradish with mayonnaise. It worked perfectly. It cuts the sweetness just a touch, by adding a bit of tartness. Depending on your heat preference, you can play around with the amount of horseradish you add in.

Sweet and Spicy Yam Fries

2 C yams/sweet potatoes, cut into fries
2 Tbs maple syrup
4 tsp olive oil
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine ingredients and arrange on a baking sheet, lined with tin foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on thickness of fries, flipping ever five minutes.

Horseradish Mayonnaise

1/4 C Miracle Whip
1-2 tsp prepared horseradish

Combine together in a small bowl. Serve with fries for dipping or spread on roast beef sandwiches.



MM said...

We say "yam" too! And I love 'em. The horseradish mayo sounds like a nice touch.

Becky said...

These look SO good!