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Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Yield

8 servings (serving size: 3 wedges)

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 153
  • caloriesfromfat 2 %
  • fat 0.4 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 2.4 g
  • carbohydrate 35.5 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 166 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 500°.

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

Cook's Notes

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