Firecracker Sweet Potato Wedges & Cajun Dip

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“… brings to mind a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town.” ~Diane Ackerman

This isn’t your every day sweet potato recipe. These little wedges are sweet and spicy and flavorful. Perfect with grilled steak or pork chops, or as an appetizer. The dipping sauce is so delicious, you may want to make a little extra for dipping corn chips and other veggies too!

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 Tablespoon paprika

1 Tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon curry powder (optional)

1/4 cup olive oil

2 large sweet potatoes cut into wedges (I usually cut them into eighths.)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients except the olive oil and sweet potatoes.
  3. Brush each wedge with olive oil. Rub the seasoning mix over the cut surface of each wedge. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, or in a shallow pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until tender, or about 1 hour.
Dipping Sauce-
Combine the leftover spices and olive oil with 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise and a teaspoon of Sriracha hot sauce. Serve with sweet potato wedges. Garnish with parsley if you wish.

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  12 comments for “Firecracker Sweet Potato Wedges & Cajun Dip

  1. jason
    May 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    i’m already planning this for thanksgiving!! sounds awesome!!!

  2. May 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I’m so glad! I think you’ll like these! Thanks for posting a comment.


  3. February 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    this is also on the menu for this week!

  4. admin
    February 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I make these a couple times a month. It has turned Jeff into a sweet potato eater. He won’t eat them any other way 😉

  5. November 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    These look so good! I love sweet potato fries, but have never tried to make them! These look sooooo easy to do 🙂

    • Melissa
      November 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      Enjoy, Corey! 🙂

  6. December 2, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    This is really simple and beautiful! Yummy!

    • Melissa
      December 3, 2011 at 8:31 am

      Thanks, Mia! Definitely one of our favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes/yams in our house 😉 enjoy! xoxo

  7. December 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    love roasted sweet potatoes! This is delicious!!

    • Melissa
      December 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      and that dip is CRAZY good 🙂

  8. patricia
    May 25, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Thanks for sharing! These look tasty & are being added to our dinner today.

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