Check out out post over on Singular City. Thanks to Kim from Singular City for hooking this up.
I wanted to try something a little different to go with some meat dishes that I was planning to make (it ended up going with some ribs), so I bought some sweet potatoes with the idea of making some fries/wedges.
I had very little idea of what I was doing here. I’ve had some marginally successful attempts at making potato wedges in the past and so I thought I could pull this off.
Frankly, cutting the sweet potatoes into wedges. Unlike your russet potatoes, the shape of a sweet potato is not really conducive to…uhh…wedging. I gave it my best shot, but as you’ll see in the ending photo, the wedges turned out pretty irregular. Some of that is my own weaknesses with a knife, some of that is the sweet potato. Actually, what am I talking about? It’s all the sweet potato! Stupid legume!
Anyway, I put these babies on a round pan and arbitrarily picked 350 degrees for the oven; later, i got frustrated with how long they were taking, so I cranked it up to 425. I covered them in some olive oil and then layed that in brown sugar. In retrospect, I should have covered them in olive oil and brown sugar BEFORE I put them on the pan as I think it might have avoided some of the mess.
However, these things turned out awesome. I used a fork to stab them to check if they were done, I think they ended up taking about 40 minutes.