Savoury recipes

The sweet potato wedges

A super healthy and easy alternative to fried chips; although taste-wise, sweet potatoes and potatoes have nothing in common.

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potatoes, peeled (the quantity is up to you)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried oregano or thyme

Procedure

Pre-heat the over at 200°C

Cut the sweet potatoes in wedges and put them in a mixing bowl. Add some olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and oregano. Stir together so the sweet potatoes are equally seasoned and oiled.

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on an over tray or a baking sheet. Bake potatoes at 200° for about 30 minutes – basically, they should be soft and lightly brown. Turn the wedges after the first 15 minutes.

Eat immediately, don’t wait up!

Health benefits of the sweet potatoes

  • High in vitamin B6, which helps reduce the risk of heart diseases;
  • Good source of vitamin C;
  • Good source of vitamin D, which helps build healthy bones;
  • Good source of mag­nesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral;
  • Source of iron, which boosts the immune system;
  • Source of potassium;
  • Help ward off cancer and protect against the effects of ageing;
  • Promote skin health.
Source: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-reasons-to-love-sweet-potatoes.html

 

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