Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet Potato Wedges

Did you know that sweet potato counts as one of your 5 a day? Is it just me that got their mind blown when they found this out?? Oh OK just me then.

So if it is one of my 5 a day, making them into chips/wedges is actually quite a healthy option for me? Well I will take whatever excuse I need to make wedges, they are definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. I just can not get enough!

One thing I really struggle with is making meals for lunches during the week at work, but I have found that sweet potato wedges are fantastic, both hot and fresh but also cold and put with a salad in a lunch box! And they stay tasty for a few days after eating!

The best thing about this recipe? It is simple (but super)  and requires very few ingredients, although you can add more flavours if you want to. To prepare this recipe all you will need is a chopping board, a knife, a baking tray and a slotted turner. Simple. So perfect for nights when you can just not be bothered to make anything ‘fancy.’

If you are planning to make these once you have got in from work or whatever shenanigans you have been doing, do bare in mind they take about 40 minutes to cook, although this is sort of perfect. I come in from work, prepare them and put them in then relax and put my feet up for 40 minutes (just getting up halfway to turn them) – or put them in and prepare the rest of your meal while they are cooking.

But enough talking from me, I bet you are just dying to start making these little chunks from heaven!

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The Recipe
A simple, but super recipe creating heavenly tasting sweet potato wedges.
Course Side Dish, Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Side Dish, Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place the oil on a baking tray and put in the oven at 180° (fan oven) to be warming through.
  2. Scrub the sweet potato with cold water. Using a chopping board slice the potato in half length ways then slice each half into 1/4 length ways.
  3. Place on the baking tray and using a slotted turner move the wedges around until the oil has spread evenly over them. Cover with a sprinkling of salt and a good amount of pepper (to taste). Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  4. Turn the wedges over and place back in the oven for a further 20 minutes.
  5. To serve place in a bowl or plate and add a one more turn of salt and pepper.
Recipe Notes

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Only use one of these rather than all at the same time as you don't want to have too many flavours going on!

  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika

Enjoy!

 

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4 Replies to “Sweet Potato Wedges”

  1. Do you know I’ve never thought about having them cold in my salad! It seems so obvious now too – I get excited about these types of things way too easily and will now be buying sweet potatoes this evening!! ha! Thank you.

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