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Oven Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

A healthy version of fries? I vote yes! These oven baked sweet potato wedges have a spice rub that will knock your socks off because it is that good.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

We only have 8 more weeks to go and our little man should be making his debut. I am getting in a ton of cooking in during this time and a lot of of pregnancy, labor, and infant care reading (as you can tell).

I also only have 2 1/2 more weeks of work and then I will be staying at home until he gets here. I’ve decided to channel my high school and college self and look at these upcoming weeks as spring break. Well pregnancy spring break – there will be no swim suits and laying by the pool, but there will be plenty of reading, nesting and watching my DVR – just some good ol’ relaxing.

Got any TV show recommendations during my 4-5 week waiting period? So far my list consists of House of Cards, House of Lies, and Homeland. And as John likes to remind me the twenty million cooking shows that are taking over half of the DVR.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

Okay back to these sweet potatoes. Ever since I used them to cook in my tagine I have become obsessed with this vegetable which is funny since I grew up and was never a fan. Add that to the list of onions, spinach, and the 80 other things I swore I would never like and now love.

John and I love us some french friesso we thought why not make them thicker than we normally do and make a healthy version with sweet potatoes and bake them.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

Ingredients

  • 3-4 sweet potatoes 1 1/2 lb. peeled and cut into thick wedges
  • 3 tablespoons hazelnut oil*
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spread out sweet potatoes on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush oil on wedges to coat all sides.
  • Rub on spice mix.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Then flip wedges to cook 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with fresh thyme.

Notes

*If you do not have hazelnut oil, substitute you favorite olive oil or another kind of flavored oil.

 

 

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Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

Monday 31st of March 2014

I love sweet potato fries...I can just imagine sweet potato wedges! Your photos look so gorgeous Lauren!!

Lauren

Monday 31st of March 2014

Yes I love the fries too, this weekend I bought a ton of fry props so I will be in the works on more recipes soon.

Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

Friday 28th of March 2014

totally agree with Sophia - some of your best pics I've ever seen AND this recipe looks awesome!!! I can't believe the baby is coming so soon, such a crazy exciting time!

Lauren

Monday 31st of March 2014

Thank you! I have definitely been trying to improve on the photography aspect

Lauren

Friday 28th of March 2014

Thank you Sophia, I am trying to do more with textiles and surfaces lately.

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