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Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

Crispy sweet potato wedges make a delicious and easy party snack or dinner side dish. Warning: These crispy baked sweet potatoes are highly addictive; double the recipe for the best results!
platter of Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges with Dipping Sauce

This post should really be titled “How I Ate Two Large Sweet Potatoes All By Myself in Less Than 24 Hours.” I planned to make these crispy sweet potato wedges for dinner one night, but at the last minute, I decided to hold one back and make it the following afternoon. Which was a great idea since I probably would have eaten them all anyway.

I am sure, like every other food blogger on the planet, I could whine endlessly about the lack of natural lighting during winter. Or I could gripe over the utterly awful lighting in my kitchen (yellow walls, yellow light fixture… ugh…). Then there is the super expense of buying actual fancy lights to use. Plus, I’m lazy, so I probably wouldn’t use them anyway.

And because really, crispy sweet potato wedges are never ever good reheated on the second day.

Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

And so, as it happens, I ate an entire super huge sweet potato all by myself for dinner. Then I had another one for lunch the next day. The crispy sweet potato wedges are amazing – I couldn’t stop eating them!

In fact, I want another one right now. They are super easy to make.

How to make crispy sweet potato wedges

The recipe states that the potato wedges should soak in cold water for about 8 hours before you bake them. Due to the fact that I never ever read a recipe before I start cooking it, that didn’t happen.

The second time, I did soak them for 8 hours, and I must say that they were only ever so slightly crunchier than the first time. So I think you’ll be fine if you want to skip soaking the sweet potatoes!

I used mayo for the dipping sauce the first time, as per the original recipe. But the second time, I decided to try it with some plain greek yogurt instead (I’m just not a big fan of mayo), and I liked it even better. And I bet you could use sour cream if you like it, too.

Perfectly crispy homemade sweet potato fries

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Recipe from Fran’s Favs

Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Crispy sweet potato wedges make a delicious, easy party snack or side dish. These crispy baked sweet potatoes are highly addictive, so double the recipe!

Ingredients

Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges

  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 3-4 TBSP olive oil

Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayo, plain greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1-2 tsp sriracha sauce (depending on how spicy you like things)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • lime zest

Instructions

Sweet Potato Fries

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into medium sized wedges.
  2. Place the potatoes in a container and fill with water; allow to soak for 10 minutes-8 hours.
  3. Preheat your oven to 425F.
  4. Line a large cooking sheet with foil or spray with cooking spray.
  5. Remove the potato wedges from the container and shake off any additional water.
  6. Place a small handful of the potato wedges in a plastic baggie along with a spoonful of cornstarch (If you try to do too many potatoes/cornstarch at one time, everything becomes a goopy mess).
  7. Shake the baggie to coat the wedges in the cornstarch.
  8. Place the potato wedges on the cookie sheet and repeat with remaining wedges.
  9. Drizzle a bit of the olive oil on the wedges and toss to coat.
  10. Spread the wedges out in a single layer (don’t crowd them) and bake for 15 minutes.
  11. Turn the wedges over and bake an additional 5 minutes.
  12. Remove and enjoy!

Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

  1. To make the dipping sauce combine the mayo/sour cream/yogurt, the sriracha, and the lime juice and zest in a bowl.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 402 Total Fat: 34g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 28g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 137mg Carbohydrates: 20g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g

14 Comments

  • Reply
    bewitchingkitchen.com
    January 28, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    I have soooo much trouble trying to make crispy sweeet potato fries, I'm going to keep your method in mind, this coating of cornstarch might just do the trick!

    Happy Reveal Day!

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    FransFavs
    January 28, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Oh, too funny–we are SRC twin-mates this month! I had so much fun browsing through all your recipes this month as my assignment. It was extremely difficult to choose! My husband and I absolutely love making special breakfasts on the weekend. Since I am really into quinoa, the poached eggs with quinoa cakes was the perfect choice for me. It was utterly delectable!

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    Cindy
    January 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    We had roasted sweet potatoes last night–I would have love some of that dipping sauce! Great recipe.

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    Sarah E.
    January 28, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    I've never been a fan of sweet potatoes, but I LOVE sweet potato fries. They are like crack πŸ™‚

    Happy reveal day!

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    [email protected]
    January 28, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Love sweet potato fries and that dipping sauce sounds wonderful! Must try!

  • Reply
    Melissa
    January 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    The dipping sauce sounds like it takes these fries to a whole new level of deliciousness! Great pick this month! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Kirstin
    January 28, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    ooo yum! These sound yummy!

  • Reply
    TheLittleKitchen
    January 29, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    That sauce sounds so good!!

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    Asiya Baig
    January 29, 2013 at 3:37 AM

    Love sweet potatoes…I usually bake sweet potato fries in the afternoon with the intention of reheating them for dinner but they never last πŸ™‚ Love the dipping sauce you've made…definitely have to give it a try!

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    withoutadornment
    January 29, 2013 at 4:14 AM

    I never would have thought to dredge the sweet potatoes in cornstarch before cooking! I think so sweet potato fries are in my future…

  • Reply
    Ilan
    January 29, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Long time no talk Jenni! I absolutely love sweet potato fries. I'm suprised that soaking them in water didn't make much of a difference to you.

    P.S. It won't let me comment with name/url

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    korenainthekitchen.com
    January 30, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    I've been a unconscious participant in the "She Who Dies With The Most Cookbooks Wins" game for a while it seems, lol πŸ˜‰ Love sweet potato fries – I could happily eat them breakfast, lunch AND dinner!

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    Darjeeling
    February 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Agh, I'm craving these now. They look and sound delicious.

  • Reply
    lisamichele
    February 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Sweet potato fries with SRIRACHA – lime dipping sauce? Sign me up! I have such a weakness for sweet potato 'anything' and sriracha! Brilliant, Jenni! It looks so good, I want it for breakfast!

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