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Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

How to make Sweet Potato Wedges

By GV Krithvik RamPublished 3 months ago 3 min read

The origin of Sweet Potato Wedges is unknown, however, it is believed that the dish originated in the United States sometime in the late 19th or early 20th century. The dish is likely a combination of both American and European influences, as it incorporates the popular potato wedge shape with the sweetness of the sweet potato.

These sweet potato wedges are a healthy yet equally tasty twist on the classic wedges. You can spice it up with any seasoning you choose, and pair it with a yummy dipping sauce. It’s the perfect snack for a mid-week (and guilt-free) binge!

Sweet potatoes have been a part of the human diet for centuries, with evidence of cultivation in the Americas dating back to 5000 BC. Sweet potatoes were a staple food in many cultures in the Americas, including the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans.

It is unclear when the first sweet potato wedges were made, but they have been popular in the United States since at least the early 20th century. In the 1950s, sweet potato wedges became a popular side dish in the South, where they were served with fried chicken or pork chops.

In the 1970s, fast food restaurants began to offer sweet potato wedges as a healthier alternative to French fries. By the 1980s, sweet potato wedges had become a staple in many restaurants and homes, and are still popular today.

  • Total Cook Time 15 mins
  • Prep Time 05 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings 2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Sweet Potato Wedges

  • 3 Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • ¾ tsp Garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1 ½ tsp Oregano
  • ¼ Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Dried rosemary or thyme (optional)
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Sweet Potato Wedges

  1. Preheat your oven to around 430 degrees F.
  2. Wash your sweet potatoes. Halve them and cut each half into equal-sized wedges. Dry them well to ensure extra crispiness later. Keep the skins on, if you prefer.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the wedges in olive oil.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the seasonings of your choice.
  5. Add the seasonings to the bowl with wedges and toss. All the wedges should be lightly coated with spices.
  6. Place the wedges in a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Ensure that you keep some space between each piece.
  7. Bake for 15-20 mins. Then turn them over and cook for another 10-15 minutes until golden.

Serve with tomato ketchup, cheesy dip or chipotle sauce.

Health Benefits of Sweet Potato Wedges

1. High in Nutrients: Sweet potato wedges are a great source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. They also contain dietary fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and aid in digestion.

2. Low in Calories: Sweet potato wedges are low in calories, making them an ideal snack or side dish. One serving of sweet potato wedges contains only about 120 calories, making them a great option for people looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

3. Rich in Antioxidants: Sweet potato wedges are a rich source of antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. The antioxidants in sweet potatoes may even help reduce inflammation, which can improve your overall health.

4. High in Fiber: Sweet potato wedges are a good source of fiber, which can help regulate your digestion and keep you regular. Fiber can also help you feel fuller for longer, which can help you control your weight.

5. Good for Your Heart: Sweet potato wedges are rich in potassium, which can help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. They are also low in sodium, which can help keep your heart healthy.

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