Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

A fantastic accompaniment to grilled pork or roast chicken, these salty-sweet wedges also make a healthy snack: They're packed with antioxidants and beta-carotene and consistently beat out most other vegetables in overall nutritional power.

From Mad Hungry, by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books). Copyright 2009.

Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

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    2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon coarse salt 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, sliced in half lengthwise and cut into 4-inch-long wedges
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


    Prep: 5 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

    • 2

      In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, salt, cumin and cayenne pepper.

    • 3

      Spread the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet, drizzle the oil over the wedges and toss to coat.

    • 4

      Transfer the wedges to the bowl and toss completely with the spice mixture to coat each piece. Return potatoes to the baking sheet and spread out in a single layer.

    • 5

      Bake 10 minutes. Turn over wedges, raise heat to 400°F and bake 10 to 15 more minutes, until the potatoes are golden brown and tender.

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