I LOVE Sweet Potato Fries. In Salt Lake there is a bar/restaurant called The Bayou. It has amazing food (and lots and lots of various types of beer from around the world). One of my favorite things they have at The Bayou is their Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Aioli.
Now that I live in Wyoming, I don’t have the ability to go to The Bayou every time I have a craving for their fries & aioli. I had to find a recipe that captured the flavor of The Bayou’s aioli sauce.
When I went to make the aioli, I realized that I didn’t have the chipotle seasonings that the recipe called for. I did have Chilies in Adobo sauce though. So I used that instead. It turned out AMAZING!!
I haven’t had time to try making my own sweet potato fries, so I’ve just been using the frozen Ora Ida version. They aren’t as bad as I had anticipated.
Bon Appétit | July 2007
Yield: Makes 6 servings
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder or chipotle hot sauce
- Salt and pepper
- Whisk mayonnaise with chives, garlic, lime juice, and chipotle chili powder or chipotle hot sauce to taste.
- Season with salt and pepper;
- Chill until ready to serve.
Substitution: I didn’t have chipotle chili power or hot sauce, so I used Adobo Chilies in Adobo Sauce. I finely chopped up the chilies, added it to the mayo mixture and added a couple of tablespoons of the adobo sauce as well.
Serving Ideas: The adobo version of this dip was awesome with celery, corn tortilla chips as well as sweet potato fries.