Roasted Curry Sweet Potato Wedges

Roasted Curry Sweet Potato Wedges

Roasted Curry Sweet Potato Wedges make an easy weeknight side dish. The sweet potatoes are quartered—cut in half length-wise and then cut in half again. Lightly coat the potato wedges with olive oil. Sprinkle them with a simple curry spice blend consisting of curry powder, salt, and black pepper. That’s it! So, the prep is really quick and the roasting is hands off in a high-heat 450 degree oven for about 30 minutes (give or take depending on the size of the potatoes). Therefore, you can easily make the remainder of your meal while the potatoes are roasting. Even better, you don’t have to flip the Roasted Curry Sweet Potato Wedges. The ends are crispy. The middle is soft. Because of the curry powder, the flavor profile is warm with a peppery kick. If you are looking for something thin and crispy, then go with The Best Baked Sweet Potato Fries.

What is Curry Powder

Curry powder is a spice blend usually consisting of turmeric, coriander, fenugreek, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, ginger, and cardamon. It was originally sold to British traders by Indian merchants. So the bottom line is curry powder contains several spices. Yet, turmeric plays a leading role. Turmeric is known for it’s bright orange color as well as it’s anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Mixing black pepper with turmeric makes the curcumin in tumeric more bio-available. So, don’t forget the black pepper!

How to Make a Three-Ingredient Curry Spice Blend

Make a simple three-ingredient curry spice blend with curry powder, salt, and pepper.
Here’s the formula:
1 part curry powder
1/2 part salt
1/4 part pepper
If you don’t want to make a big batch, just use 1 teaspoon of curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.

Make the Roasted Curry Sweet Potato Wedges by tossing them in two tablespoons of olive oil and then sprinkling them with the simple curry spice blend.

Place the wedges cut-side down and roast for 25 to 30 minutes or more depending on the size of the sweet potatoes. You don’t even have to flip them. Look for potatoes that are long and lean. If they are larger, you may need to roast up to 35 to 40 minutes.

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Roasted Curry Sweet Potato Wedges

Roasted Curry Sweet Potato Wedges make an easy weeknight side dish. The sweet potatoes are quartered, spiced up, and roasted at 450 degrees.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Quarter sweet potatoes b cutting them in half length-wise and then cutting them in half length-wise again.
  • Toss the sweet potato wedges in olive oil and arrange the wedges on a parchment paper lined sheet pan.
  • Sprinkle the potato wedges generously with the curry spice blend and place the wedges on one of the cut sides facing down. Roast for 30 minutes or until the wedges have a good amount of browning.
Keyword Curry Powder, Sweet Potato

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