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 make these.
House parties calls for starters!
Not one, but at least three or four to enjoy with your drinks.
Well, but it’s not necessary that all the starters should be difficult to make and take much of your time.
If you are hosting a house party or a simple birthday party or even a get together, I will tell you a trick.
Make one effortsome starter and make two simple starters, that’s what I do and everyone has happy with the varieties too.
One of my favourite starter or you can say munchie is this Oven Baked Sweet Potato Wedges.
Less time, less ingredients, healthy and delicious, what else you want, right?
Also if you want to remain in shape, still want to much on something yummy and tasty.
The decadent answer to your questions are these spicy, crispy and easy to make Wedges made using sweet potatoes.
A simple five ingredient, eat on go snack, these munchies are made with just a tad of oil.
You can even give these to your kids, and I am sure they will love it.
And you are a happy mother too, because healthy snacking!
So, no more cursing yourself after eating deep-fried sweet potato fries, anymore!
What are Sweet Potato Wedges?
These are delicious munchies where sweet potatoes are sliced and then mixed with corn flour, oil, paprika, Italian seasoning and black pepper.
Everything is mixed properly and then baked till they become golden brown and crisp from the edges.
And, that’s a wrap. The oven beautifully bakes them up and the aroma of the same lures you till they get ready.
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.
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!
These delicious Wedges just needs 6 ingredients – Sweet Potatoes, Oil, Paprika, Corn Flour, Italian Seasoning and Black Pepper.
You can add in more herbs if you like.
You can follow the same recipe and use normal potatoes to to make these wedges.
They are excellent sources of Vit A.
They are also rich in Vit C, Manganese, copper and Vit B6.
Sweet Potato is rich in natural fibre.
They regulate blood sugar levels.
They contain Iron and helps in building a healthy immune system.
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
Pro Tips by Neha
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 preheated 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 of sweet potatoes?
The skin of a sweet potato is edible and it’s actually good if you eat it.
It has lots of fibre and a good amount of potassium in it. So try not to discard it.
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How to cut wedges from sweet potatoes?
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 wedge into half.
Step By Step Recipe
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
- 500 g Sweet Potato
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tbsp Cornflour
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ 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.