Oven-baked sweet potato sticks and potato wedges with guacamole
I f*ing love potatoes! When I was a kid one of my favourite foods was mum's home-made, oven baked potato wedges. I make them regularly, and always just a little bit more than we need so that I can sneakily snack on them throughout the night.
When I stumbled upon a recipe for sweet potato fries (in the great Finnish vegan food blog Chocochili), I had to give them a go. The taste was gorgeous but the fries didn't become crispy – which actually didn't really bother me. We had our sweet potato sticks with guacamole as suggested in the recipe I followed.
An aioli-type dip or creme fraiche would probably suit the potato wedges better.
Sweet potato fries with ginger1 medium sized sweet potato (about 650g)
1 tbsp ginger, grated
Strong chilli powder
Peel the sweet potato and cut it into chunky fries. Spread the fries on a baking tray covered with non-stick baking paper. Grate the ginger, put it in a bowl, mix in the oil and spices and then pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes. Mix them by hand to make sure the oil gets on everything.
Bake at 225°C until they are soft.
Sweet potato recipe from Chocochili.
Mum's potato wedges1 kg potatoes
2-3 tbsp vegetable oil
Peel potatoes, cut them into wedges. Place them on a baking tray covered with non-stick baking paper and pour oil on the wedges, make sure by hand it's spread evenly.
Bake at 200°C for about 30-40 minutes, or just until they start to get some colour. Salt the potatoes after you take them out, shuffle them around a little to spread the salt evenly.
1 tbsp minced onion
Pinch of pressed garlic
Lemon juice, to taste
Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
Finely chop the tomato and onion. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits; with a sharp knife, carefully hack into the avocado pit and when the knife is attached to the pit, just gently lift it out. Scoop the flesh from the avocados in to a bowl. Mash them to the consistency you like your guacamole – I like to leave it chunky. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Taste it and season according to your own preference.