Raw Sweet Potato “Fries” with Chipotle Mayo
Eating a raw food diet doesn’t mean giving up some of your favorite foods. I used to love to order sweet potato fries with chipotle mayo. But my body did not love eating them! I felt heavy, bloated and like I had been sedated! The deep frying plus all the saturated fat in the mayo completely obliterated any healthy benefits that the sweet potatoes were offering. The potatoes offered in this raw food recipe are a little more chewy than crispy but great! And the “mayo” is even better than the original unhealthy version!
Sweet Potatoes are a nutritional power house. High in vitamin A and vitamin c, they are also loaded with fiber. They are excellent immunity builders and also help balance blood sugars. Adding these wonderful tubers to your diet provide a great healthy way to snack.
Sweet Potato Fries
- 3 large sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup nama shoyu
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Slice sweet potatoes into fry shapes. These will dehydrate down quite a bit so I usually start with about 1/3 x 1/3.
- Mix together Nama Shoyu and olive oil. Pour into a large zip lock bag and add sweet potatoes. (you can also use any type container, just make sure that the potato slices are covered).
- Marinate over night.
- Drain, place on dehydrator screens, sprinkle with sea salt and dehydrate at 145 for 1/2 hour.
- Reduce temp to 115 and dehydrate until desired dryness is achieved. You will want to check them after about 4 hours. Some people like them very dry, I tend to like them less dehydrated.
- 1 cup pine nuts (soaked)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lemon, juice from
- 1/2 to 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup young coconut flesh
- 3 teaspoons chipotle seasoning
- Place all ingredients in Vitamix and blend until very smooth.
kate wrote on December 18, 2019
Could you tell me how thick you cut the sweet potatoes… and these are not Yams, no? when you say cut them 1/3 x 1/3, i’m not sure what that means…thank you….
Mikkel Magnuson wrote on February 10, 2016
Hi Susan! This is purely a unique recipe . I like it very much. It also looks so delicious and yummy. I will try this in the coming weekend. Thanks for sharing such unique recipes with us.
Bob wrote on February 12, 2015
Have you ever tried cooking them an airfryer? Very good/hard to beat
Susan wrote on February 12, 2015
But I think that an air fryer cooks at much higher temps, thus not raw. Cheers!
Frank M wrote on April 12, 2014
How do you remove the starchy flavor?
Daniel wrote on May 17, 2018
You soak the sweet potatoes, rinse and let them dry a bit again before starting. This should also help making them a bit more “crisp” due to getting rid of the starch.
Stephanie Bric wrote on August 18, 2012
where do I find coconut flesh
Sarah wrote on July 25, 2012
Hi, can you please tell me what measurement ‘T’ is? I’m from England!
Susan wrote on July 27, 2012
A tablespoon. Cheers!