Want a healthy alternative for potato wedges? These Oven Baked Sweet Potato Wedges are a great homemade snack and side dish then! They get ready under 25-30 minutes. And, all they need is just a lil drizzle of olive oil for baking. Here’s how to bake sweet potato wedges at home.
Don’t we all want our kids to eat healthy stuff all time? And, most importantly, wouldn’t it be great to satisfy our cravings yet remain in shape? The decadent answer to both these questions is these spicy, crispy and easy to make Sweet Potato Wedges.
After making Instant Pot Sweet Potato I still had a few sweet potatoes that I got from Germany lying around. So, I thought why not make wedges out of them?
A simple five ingredient, eat on go snack, these munchies are made with just a tad of oil. So, no more cursing yourself after eating deep-fried sweet potato fries, anymore!
Yes, that’s right! You can make them with just a single layer or a minimum splash of olive oil. Furthermore, smother the wedges with all the other dry wet ingredients and place them on a baking sheet in a pre-heat oven.
And, that’s a wrap. The oven beautifully bakes them up and the aroma of the same lures you till they get ready. Consequently, these great alternatives of potato wedges turn out crisp from the outside and creamy soft from inside and yet appropriately tender.
Hence, you can serve them as a side dish or a party snack with any dipping sauce across all the age groups. Firstly the cooking time for this snack is like way less. Secondly, sweet potato is so much power packed with antioxidants and vitamins that you would like to try this recipe almost every week.
Moreover, you may also pack them up for your kiddo’s tiffin or for your office brunch. So, I am leaving you with the simplest and healthiest wedges recipe for today. Keep coming back to Whisk Affair if you love such recipes.
Benefits of Sweet Potato Wedges
They are excellent source of Vit A.
They are also rich in Vit C, Manganese, copper and Vit B6.
Sweet Potato are rich in natural fibre.
They regulate blood sugar level.
They contain Iron and helps in building a healthy immune system.
Variations of Sweet Potato Wedges Dressing
Apart from the dressing that I have used in the recipe below, you can keep changing the dressing each time you make this recipe. Some of my fav ones are
- Smoked Paprika + Lemon Zest + Lemon Juice + Salt + Pepper
- Honey + Olive Oil + Lemon Juice + Salt
Tips to make best Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
Choose medium sized sweet potatoes to make the wedges.
You will need a sharp and large knife to cut the sweet potatoes. Be very careful while chopping them.
Make sure to layer the potatoes in a single layer on the baking tray and keep some distance between each wedge.
You can add a tbsp of cornstarch or if you want to make a vegan version, then potato starch to make these even crunchier.
Bake the sweet potatoes on pre heated tray. This will make sure they turn crunchier.
Season the sweet potatoes with salt once they are baked. This will ensure that they don’t release too much water while baking and turn super crunchy.
Some people recommend soaking the sweet potatoes in cold water to make them crunchy from outside. But I tried both the methods, that is with soaking and without soaking and saw not much difference in the end result.
Can you eat the skin on sweet potato wedges?
The skin of sweet potato is edible and it’s actually good if you eat it. It has lot’s of fibre and a good amount of potassium in it. So try not to discard it.
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How to cut Sweet Potato Wedges?
Wash the sweet potatoes well and scrub using a scrubber to get rid of the dirt. Chop the ends of the sweet potato. I forgot to do this step 🙂 as I was busy shooting the video and my mind was diverted. Cut them into halves lengthwise.
Cut the halves into another half lengthwise.
Now cut the wedges.
Ready Wedges. If the sweet potato is too long, you can cut each wedges into half.
How to make Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges Step By Step
Preheat the oven to 230 degrees C (450 Degrees F). Scrub the sweet potatoes nicely and cut them into wedges. Toss them with oil, Italian seasoning, cornflour, paprika and black pepper.
Wedges tossed in oil and spices.
Arrange the wedges on a baking rack in a single layer.
Bake for 30 minutes until the wedges are golden brown and crisp from the edges. Flip the wedges once in halfway. Set the oven to broil and bake for another 3-4 minutes until they are nicely browned. Sprinkle salt and toss well.
Baked Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe
Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
Want a healthy alternative for potato wedges? These Baked Sweet Potato Wedges are a great snack and side dish then! They get ready under 25 minutes-30 minutes.
- 500 g Sweet Potato
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tbsp Cornflour
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Freshly Cracked Black pepper
Preheat the oven to 230 degrees C (450 Degrees F).
Scrub the sweet potatoes nicely and cut them into wedges.
Toss them with oil, Italian seasoning, paprika, cornflour and black pepper.
Arrange the wedges on a baking tray in a single layer.
Bake for 30 minutes until the wedges are golden brown and crisp from the edges.
Flip the wedges once in halfway.
Set the oven to broil and bump the temperature to maximum and bake for another 3-4 minutes until they are nicely browned.
Sprinkle salt and toss well.
Serve hot with a dipping sauce.
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