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Sweet potatoes have fabulous nutrition content. The trick is not to douse them with butter and sugar. That practically negates all the good stuff!

I LOVE sweet potato fries, by the way. I get them EVERY time a restaurant offers them. (Cafe Hollander has some of the best.) But there's gotta be a healthier way...
Baking it is!

Spicy things make you drink more water while eating, which makes you feel more full.


Voila! My sweet potato wedges were born.

(I enjoyed them with BBQ Salmon and wilted spinach, shown here)

You will need:
Big Sweet potato
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Cayenne Pepper
Cinnamon
Black Pepper
Kosher Salt


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Cut sweet potato into wedges. I got 16 pieces from mine. It was ginormous. (Be careful, uncooked sweet potatoes are tough to cut!)
3. In a bowl, toss wedges with EVOO, just enough to coat.
4. Sprinkle in seasonings: about a teaspoon of each will do. Use more or less to taste.
5. Toss wedges making sure the seasonings have coated each piece.
6. Arrange on baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes.
7. Turn down heat to 350 degrees. Bake another 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them. Sweet potatoes burn easily.
8. Let cool, or they're burn your mouth!
9. Pair with your favorite protein. Sooo delish!


Serves 2 Sweet Potato Lovers





 


Comments

Leanna Seckler
05/10/2012 14:07

I just took these out of the oven and they are OUT OF THIS WORLD! I love the mix of cinnamon and cayenne! I will be making these every week, since they are cheap,easy,healthy and delicious! I was making my sweet taters just cut up and baked with maple syrup,butter,lemon but I prefer them this way from now on! What a great recipe! Thanks Amanda!!!

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Leanna Seckler
05/10/2012 14:31

I wrote the last comment after eating only 1 fry. But,now,after eating almost all of them,I have to say that these are VERY VERY,VERY good! I can't rave enough about them!

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