Heat the vegetable oil in a very large, deep pot or heat an electric fryer to 360 degrees F.
Fry the sweet potatoes, in batches, until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle with salt and Essence, to taste, and serve hot.
Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
Yield: 2/3 cup
Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William Morrow, 1993.