Thursday, 22 May 2014

#BEDM- Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

Hi beauties

In a recent attempt to be a bit healthier and lose a bit of weight I've developed an obsession with sweet potato, although I did a quick bit of goggling for this blog post and I'm not sure how much better it is for you than it's Irish cousin. But by the by, I've been making sweet potato wedges a lot recently and thought I'd share the recipe.

It's crazy easy to make and I can't exactly take full credit it's a combination of various recipes I found through pinterest (find my food board here)

Ingredients

  • Sweet potato (1 works well for 2 people or 1 person with a very good appetite.. Sainsbury's sell them in a pack 2 for £1 or something!.. These ones are smaller and a more uniformed shape than ones you buy separately..I personally find them easier) 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil
  • Other seasoning of your choice (optional. I've used jerk seasoning before but its up to you and its not essential)


1. Locate a sweet potato 




2. Cut off the ends and peel 




3. Cut into wedges (I normally do this halve, then halve, then halve then halve again... so 16th's I guess??). But do it how you like. The first time I made them I used  a really knobbly so I just wound up making potato misfits.. honestly, it tasted the same.





4. Put in a bowl with oil, salt, pepper and any other seasoning. I used jerk seasoning the first time I did this but honestly they taste really good just with salt and pepper. If you're being healthy they don't need a lot of seasoning but I will say I added more salt than normal last night and they tasted so good. 

I normally put them in the bowl, cover with oil and seasoning, shake the bowl a bit (or use my hands) then... add a bit more oil and seasoning and repeat.. to ensure everything is covered!

5. Shake out onto a baking tray, on a single level. 




6. Bake! I'd say they take between 15-20 minutes on about Gas 6/ 200 celsius. Basically you want to be able to stick a sharp knife in easily but also they taste to good with a little bit of crispiness on the outside.

7. Serve 
This bit is up to you.So far I've had them on their own as a sort of snack/lazy dinner for one, with fish, with roast chicken breast and salad and as pictured with a pasta/salad box I made up at Tesco. The world is your oyster (i'm not sure they'll go with oysters..)




Oh... and it's the chefs prerogative that you get to try at least one straight out the oven before everyone else.

PLEASE let me know if you try this recipe and what you think :-)

Until tomorrow...

p.s. Do you like sweet potato? What's your favourite recipe?

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