30 June 2014

Healthy recipes: Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potato wedges have definitely taken off this year and it's so nice to be able to opt for them in restaurants when i'm trying to eat a bit healthier. I love their flavour as they don't taste like a vegetable and they count as one of your five a day which is always a good thing. I could easily eat them with every meal and the only thing I don't like is how long they take to cook when you're making them yourself! Here's a really simple recipe to make them...

Chop your sweet potatoes into wedges and mix them in a bowl with some olive oil. At this stage you can add any flavourings. I love them on their own but they taste nice with an additional sprinkle of salt.

One of my other favourites is to cover them with some tikka curry powder (shown above) which gives them quite an intense flavour that goes really well with chicken. Once you've added your flavourings, lay them in a single layer on a baking tray covered with baking paper.

Left: cooked with no flavouring.                                                        Right: cooked with tikka flavouring.

Bake them in the oven at 200°c for around 45 minutes. The cooking time will depend upon how thinly you've chopped them and how crisp you like them so it's usually a bit of trial and error to work out what's best for you. Usually if they're soft and have started to crispen around the edges they should be ready!

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