These sweet and spicy little wedges knock the socks off greasy fast food chips any day. If you haven’t tried sweet potatoes before, this is a great introduction recipe, where you just can’t go wrong. Serve as a nice side dish or a quick and tasty snack! If I am serving these as a side dish, I generally prepare them first and let them cook away in the oven while I get on with the rest of the dinner.
5 large sweet potatoes
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 tablespoons of olive oil
A good handful of fresh herbs
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. In a pestle and mortar, bash together the a little of the olive oil, the herbs, garlic and sea salt until you have a smooth paste. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice in half lenghtways and then in half again, then chop into rough chips. Place in a bowl and toss with the herby paste.
Place in a large roasting tin and drizzle with a little extra oil and sprinkle with ground black pepper until all the chips are well coated. Roast in the oven for about 40–45 minutes, or until the insides are soft and the edges are slightly charred.