Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes are a nutritional all-star. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. These wedges make a great side dish or a perfect mid-afternoon snack. Dip them in ketchup, or curried plant-based mayonnaise, or barbecue sauce…all good!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • scant 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon/sugar mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Scrub the sweet potatoes and slice into wedges of about the same thickness. (I like to cut the ends off, halve the potatoes, and then slice into wedges.) Leave the skin on, as it is the source of a lot of the nutrients in sweet potatoes.
  3. Mix olive oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons of the cinnamon/sugar mix, cayenne pepper, cumin, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add sweet potato wedges and toss with hands to coat all wedges thoroughly with the mixture.
  4. Pour sweet potato wedges on a lightly oiled or lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and turn all of the potatoes gently with a spatula. After turning, sprinkle them with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  7. Bake for another 15 minutes, until wedges are tender and caramelized.
  8. Enjoy!