I do not know a single person who doesn’t like sweet potatoes. Okay, I do know one person like that but I’m 100% sure their dislike for sweet potatoes is imagined as they’ve never actually tried one.

Imagine that?! There is something so comforting and satisfying about baked sweet potatoes smothered in spices that most people find them completely irresistible.

For me it was love at first bite. If you are a fan of these beautiful orange spuds too, you are in for a real treat today.

We are going to make crispy sweet potato fries and dip them in a lusciously green and deliciously smooth avocado coriander dip, which I was going to call ‘avocayo’ as it’s a bit like a healthier mayo but my SEO expert has slapped my wrists for my far fetched linguistic creativity:), oh well…To crisp these babies (not actual babies) up, we have two tricks up our sleeve, if you wanna know what they are – read on.


  1. 1 large / about 500 g of orange sweet potatoes
  2. 1½ tbsp cornflour (AKA cornstarch)
  3. 2 tbsp rapeseed / canola or other vegetable oil (olive oil will make them less crispy)
  4. ½ tsp ground cumin
  5. ½-¾ tsp ground hot chilli
  6. ½ tsp ground smoked paprika
  7. ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  8. about ½ tsp fine sea salt


  1. 1 ripe avocado
  2. 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  3. ¼ cup fresh coriander leaves (save stalks for a curry or veg stock)
  4. 1 garlic clove, pressed
  5. about ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  6. white or black pepper, to taste


  1. Peel the potato and cut in half lengthwise. Cut it into long ½ cm / 0.2″ wide matchsticks.
  2. Try to make them as even as possible so that they cook evenly.
  3. Plunge the matchsticks into a bowl of cold water and let them sit in it while you mix your spices.
  4. Mix all the spices with cornflower, but do not add salt at this stage yet.
  5. Take the potato matchsticks out of the water, rinse them and blot dry with a kitchen towel.
  6. Place dry potato matchsticks in a rectangular dish. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of oil and use your hands to ensure that all matchsticks have been coated in oil.
  7. Pre-heat the oven to 225° C / 435° F and line a baking tray with a piece of baking paper.

You can find complete recipes of this CRISPY SWEET POTATO FRIES WITH AVOCADO-CORIANDER DIP in lazycatkitchen.com

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