Monday, September 19, 2011

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

spicy sweet potato wedgesI have been trying to perfect sweet potato fries in the oven for the longest time, I have never been successful. They are either super soggy or over cooked. It is really hard to get a French fry texture from the oven. And I really don't enjoy deep frying, the whole house smells like McDonalds for days after. This recipe is a good solution for my sweet potato fix. The wedges don't get overcooked and they get nice and crispy from the hot baking pan. The cayenne pepper adds a nice kick to complement the sweetness of the potatoes.  You can adjust the pepper to your liking, I add more than half a teaspoon because I like things spicy, the spicier, the better.
Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

3 sweet potatoes
¼ cup olive oil
¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges, eight wedges per potato. In a small bowl, combine the oil and cayenne pepper. Brush the wedges with the oil and lay flat on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking.
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elly said...

They look great! This is pretty much exactly how I make my sweet potatoes, too, but I use a hot chili powder instead of cayenne, and sometimes a little cumin. Definitely the best way to eat them!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

Yay I love sweet potato fries! Glad you succeeded in making a great batch.

Amie said...

I have struggled with that problem for a long time - soggy sweet potato fries! I'll have to give this a try.

Laura said...

Been looking for a good sweet potato fry recipe. Thanks, lady!

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