Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Spicy and sweet and salty…what more could you ask for?

These peppery-sweet potatoes are delicious with roasted meats. Cooking them at a high heat makes their interior tender just as the sugar-and-spice coating begins to caramelize and brown the outside. (Recipe from Sweetnicks)


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 1/4 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 500°. Peel potatoes; cut each lengthwise into quarters.
  2. Place potatoes in a large bowl; coat with cooking spray. Combine sugar, salt, and peppers, and sprinkle over potatoes, tossing well to coat.
  3. Arrange potatoes, cut sides down, in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 500° for 10 minutes; turn wedges over.
  5. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown.

I would probably sub the cooking spray with a few tablespoons of olive oil or veggie oil, but other than that this sounds delicious.

Photo from Flickr.

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