You guys!! This is such an oldy but goody recipe!! I first developed these Sweet Potato Wedges for my Culinary Nutrition Expert program. We have made them countless times since!! The spicing is out of this world and they are so, so flavorful! You could just as easily use “regular” potatoes if you fancied 🤩. They are the ultimate comfort food for me. They feel so homey, delicious, and “snacky” if I want to. I truly enjoy them as a snack or as part of a larger meal.
Next to this awesome spice coating (my god – I was munching away whilst shooting these 🤣), something else is really important to make these great. The secret to sweet potato wedges is always to use LESS oil. I know, I know. You might be thinking this is counter-intuitive. But I promise you – it is not. You only want them to go crispy. Too much oil will make them super soggy and they will not crisp up.
That is also the reason, why you have to cover the wedges in spices first, before adding the oil. Else, it is tempting to think there is little oil there and you just want to add more. Do not be fooled and please follow my advice on this one 😉. You could even add a bit of arrowroot starch, in order to soak up any potential excess moisture.
Why are these Sweet Potato Wedges good for you?
Sweet Potatoes are super delicious and an absolute gem when it comes to their nutritional profile! They are super high in vitamin A, C, manganese, copper, and several of the B vitamins. Sweet potatoes are stock-full of antioxidant superpower. The orange variety contains a lot of beta carotene (which gets converted in our bodies into vitamin A). Recent studies have shown that beta-carotene conversion is a lot higher if eaten with a bit of fat. Well, lucky for you – that is definitely the case with this recipe. That means you can re-amp the full benefit of both beta-carotene and vitamin A. Vitamin A is fantastic for your eye health, your immune system, and helps your organs to function optimally.
In addition, the purple variety has a unique antioxidant profile that is worth mentioning. They are not only highly anti-inflammatory, but when they pass through our digestive tract, they may lower health risks that are potentially caused by heavy metals and/or oxidized radicals. Wow!! By the way – you cannot tell by the color of the sweet potato’s skin how purple it will be. There is a gene that gets activated, but scientists have not found the exact process just yet.
Sweet Potatoes are also surprisingly awesome at regulating blood sugar levels. They are loaded with dietary fiber, which slows down the digestion process. They also contain a protein hormone called “adiponectin”. This hormone is produced by our fat cells, and modifies insulin metabolism. Whereas certainly more research needs to go into this area, it is nevertheless exciting for all Sweet Potato lovers 🥰.
How can I adjust these Sweet Potato Wedges to my dietary requirements?
These Sweet Potato Wedges are vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, and paleo. Whole food gloriousness at its best 🤗. Enjoy!
Other Comfort Food Recipes on the Blog
This dish is truly comforting food at its best! There are several other awesome recipes on the blog that provide a similar notion – why not check them out 😉?!
- What says comfort more than Chinese Sweet and Sour (Sauce)?
- This Kohlrabi Casserole with Sage and Tomatoes is still one of my favorites and on repeat on a regular basis here
- Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce is the perfect dip for a movie night, or similar 🥰
- Not sure whether they fall into this category, but my dear friend finds them hugely comforting – Breakfast Tortillas
And there you have it for this week 🤗. I hope you enjoy this week’s recipe. Do let me know how you get on – either in the comments below and/or by rating the recipe!! I love to hear what you think. Have a wonderful week – and happy baking 😍!!