Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe


Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

 

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These are so easy to make.  I think they became a staple in my house the first time I made them.  Anytime you have sweet potatoes, you should make these or you can make the utter deliciousness that is my overloaded sweet potatoes.

 

Ingredients

2 pounds sweet potatoes (4 average size)
1/4 cup olive or other vegetable oil
1-2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt
1-2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning, taco seasoning, 5 pepper salt, whatever your spice of choice is (I used 1 tbsp taco seasoning with a 1/4 teaspoon red pepper)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. (For more crispiness, preheat your oven to 500°F.)
2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut off the ends. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and then, if they are very long, in half crosswise. Cut each piece into wedges. You want each piece to be about the same size so that they bake equally.
3. Put the sweet potatoes into a large bowl and add the oil. Mix well to combine. Sprinkle with salt, sugar and spices of your choice. Use your hands to mix well, so all pieces are coated with oil and spices
4. Spread the sweet potato wedges out in a single layer on a baking sheet or wire cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. You can also preheat the baking sheet to make the potato crisp better.
5. Bake for a total of 25 to 30 minutes. Halfway through or after about 13-15 minutes, take the baking sheet (if you didnt use a wire rack) out of the over and flip the sweet potato wedges over. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until crisp and browned at the edges.
6. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (4 average size)
  • ¼ cup olive or other vegetable oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning, taco seasoning, 5 pepper salt, whatever your spice of choice is (I used 1 tbsp taco seasoning with a ¼ teaspoon red pepper)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. (For more crispiness, preheat your oven to 500°F.)
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut off the ends. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and then, if they are very long, in half crosswise. Cut each piece into wedges. You want each piece to be about the same size so that they bake equally.
  3. Put the sweet potatoes into a large bowl and add the oil. Mix well to combine. Sprinkle with salt, sugar and spices of your choice. Use your hands to mix well, so all pieces are coated with oil and spices
  4. Spread the sweet potato wedges out in a single layer on a baking sheet or wire cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. You can also preheat the baking sheet to make the potato crisp better.
  5. Bake for a total of 25 to 30 minutes. Halfway through or after about 13-15 minutes, take the baking sheet (if you didnt use a wire rack) out of the over and flip the sweet potato wedges over. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until crisp and browned at the edges.
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.


Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 16, 8, and 5 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey (especially the Chicago Blackhawks & Pittsburgh Penguins), and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at topkat@katbalogger.com to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

24 thoughts on “Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe”

    1. Because there are tons of different 'spicy' types of spices. I used taco seasoning. My friend used a mix of nutmeg, pumpkin spice, and red pepper. Should I have put, whatever spice you prefer? I will do that.

  1. I roast potatoes quite often and never thought of using taco seasoning. I'll definitely try this next time. Thanks for the idea.

  2. I really really love something spicy and sweet! This recipe is sooo awesome and the right one that I am looking for!
    Thank You So Much for sharing it!!!
    Fiona N

  3. I have a Mad Hungry Sweet Potato Wedge Recipe and this is sort of similar, the only difference is she uses brown sugar. But these are delicious!

    Wanda McHenry

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