Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

    50 min

    Sweet potatoes are good for you and these are delicious with burgers, salad or on their own.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 sweet potatoes, unpeeled
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
    • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon sea salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
    • 1 pinch chilli powder
    • 1 pinch paprika
    • 1 pinch dried chilli flakes
    • Fresh coriander, chopped

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Allow to cool, then slice each sweet potato into wedges. Arrange wedges on a baking tray.
    2. Preheat an oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    3. Brush the sweet potato wedges with olive oil, and lightly season with salt and pepper. Combine sea salt, lime zest, chilli powder, paprika and dried chilli flakes in a small bowl.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on all sides, about 20 minutes. Plate and sprinkle with the seasoning mixture and fresh coriander immediately.

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    too salty, waaaaaaaay too salty.  -  26 Jan 2016


    NOTE FROM RECIPE MAKER: When submitted, my instructions said to "boil till fork tender". Allrecipes added to that sentence "about 20 minutes". Now that I have see two reviews stating the fries/wedges are too "mushy" I am thinking cooks are boiling for 20 minutes and not until fork tender. If you boil till fork tender, the "mushy" quality should hopefully not be an issue. Remember, recipes are a guideline to discovering what you like best. So learn, practice, experiment, and don't be afraid to mess. Happy Cooking!  -  29 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Fabulous flavor, though making sure they're only fork-tender is important! I used 1 tbsp table salt instead of kosher, and will decrease it to 2 tsp table salt next time.  -  14 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)