Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

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There was a restaurant in Kits, it’s long gone now, I was so hooked on their sweet potato fries I was convinced they put something in them.

The rest of the food was subpar at best; nonetheless, we practically hung out there every Friday night for those crispy and salty sweet caramelized fries.

Served with a bright peppery aioli with hints of tomato and rosemary, they weren’t like anything I’d had before.

I didn’t go back for few months and then I heard the restaurant had closed, I wish I’d asked for the recipe, but I wasn’t much of a home cook back then.

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Sometimes I wonder if my idealist brain has created a far more impeccable sweet potato fry than the actual fries were, which is why none other has come close.

Now I always order sweet potatoes fries if it’s on the menu at a bar or restaurant… comparing and judging and chasing that illusive perfect crispy soft-inside savoury sweet taste.

And then other day I started this quest of creating my own perfect sweet potato fries, the one to knock the other off the pedestal – I don’t know if we’re quite there yet, but these baked sweet potato wedges are a pleasing start.

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Sweet delicate wedges with a bit of crunch, tender on the inside and a touch of tomato and rosemary – it’s my little cheer for this lengthy winter we can’t seem to shake.

I used garnet yams for this recipe, which in fact are sweet potatoes and technically not ‘yams’ – these are sweeter and richer in colour than the classic sweet potato, also rich in beta-carotene (vitamin A), and a good source of other excellent vitamins and dietary fiber.

These potatoes are versatile and probably one of the easiest things to make; I cut them thinner sometimes and change up the spices – they make a great side or snack, and are surprisingly very filling, and of course slightly addictive.

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Posted March 4th, 2014 in Food, Snack. Tagged: , , , .
  • http://produceonparade.com/ Katie @ Produce on Parade

    Yummmm! I’ve never made my own sweet potato wedges, but I think I’ll have to put these on this list. I oftentimes wonder if I make things up in my head as well, I know what you mean ;)

    • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

      You should try them, they’re so easy… you’ll be making them all the time once you get them right. :-)

  • http://www.sophiesfoodiefiles.wordpress.com/ Sophiesfoodiefiles

    I love to make many variations on my baked sweet potato fries mostly I make them spicy! I never added tomato paste to them, I must try your wonderful recipe too! :) xxx


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