Active Time
Total Time
25 MIN
Serves : 6
© Quentin Bacon

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large pot, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the nori flakes with the shichimi togarashi, salt and pepper. In another small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the sambal oelek and lime juice.

Step 2    

Working in batches, fry the sweet potato sticks until they are tender and golden, about 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sweet potato fries to paper towel-lined plates to drain. Generously sprinkle the hot fries with the nori-togarashi mixture and serve immediately with the spicy mayonnaise on the side.

Chef's Notes

You can buy nori flakes (called aonori) at Asian markets, or you can make your own: Toast a sheet of nori in a dry skillet for 1 minute, then finely grind it in a spice grinder. Shichimi togarashi is a Japanese seasoning blend that includes chiles, sesame seeds and orange peel.

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