I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE potatoes. Seriously, I could eat them every day. A few years ago, I decided to make a major effort to no longer eat fast food. This is when I started Weight Watchers and knew that fast food needed to be out of the picture, for good! It was hard in the beginning, because I love me some French fries, but as I sit here writing this I can honestly count on one hand the number of times I’ve had fast food in the last 3 years. It makes me happy that I’ve kicked that habit to the curb and have been on the right food path. Now don’t get me wrong, I crave French fries at least twice a week. When I’ve craving my guilty pleasure, I make Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Cilantro Aioli. This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and each serving is 5 SmartPoints.
Every time I am out to eat and I’m faced with the difficult decision to make (regular fries or sweet potatoes fries), I almost always choose sweet potato fries! I don’t know what it is about these potatoes, but I just love them as fries. There are so many different recipes for sweet potato fries; my version is a little spicy and served with an amazing dipping sauce. Fries deserve a delicious sauce, am I right?!
For this recipe, I coat the sweet potatoes in garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and salt & pepper. These potatoes are sweet (obviously) so the spices add a really nice flavor to their sweet taste. Bake them at 450 degrees on a baking sheet for 20 minutes or more depending on how crispy you want them. I LOVE crispy food so I tend to bake the fries for a bit longer.
The Sriracha Cilantro Aioli sauce probably deserves a separate recipe post in and of itself. This sauce is awesome y’all and could be good as its own condiment! The sauce is a mix of reduced fat mayo, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, Sriracha, and honey. The honey adds a nice sweet tone that really compliments well with the sweet potato fries. Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Cilantro Aioli are my go to side when I really need my French fry fix. These fries are sweet, spicy, and addictive. Thank goodness sweet potatoes are not a seasonal vegetable so I can make them year round!
On another note, I’m happy to say that I can make fries in the comfort of my home, make them whenever I want and eat them whenever I want, without feeling guilty. I can confidently say that I no longer crave or wish I had fast food fries. Thank you Weight Watchers!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
For Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Cilantro Aioli, here are my “go to” kitchen tools: