Chop off ½ inch from both the ends of the sweet potato using a large sharp knife.
Cut the sweet potato into half lengthwise.
Cut the half further into quarters. You will get 8 wedges from one large sweet potato.
Place sweet potatoes wedges in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Allow them to soak for just over 1 hour.
Drain the wedges and pat them dry using a dishtowel. Make sure to get as much moisture out as possible.
Toss the wedges cornstarch, light olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, smoked paprika, ground black pepper, and salt to taste.
Place in oven on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Turn and bake again for another 15 minutes.
Set the oven to broil and broil for 3-4 minutes. Serve immediately with a dipping sauce.