Smoky roast sweet potato wedges

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 50 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Serves:3 as a side


    550g (3 medium) sweet potatoes, scrubbed, each sliced lengthways into 8-10 wedges
    2 tbsp sunflower or light olive oil
    ½ tsp hot smoked paprika
    1 red chilli, sliced
    1½ tbsp maple syrup
    50g smoked almonds * , slivered or roughly chopped

    (*Available in selected stores)


    1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Line a large baking sheet with parchment. Toss the sweet potato wedges with the oil and paprika; season and spread out on the baking sheet in a single layer. Cook for 35 minutes.

    2. Remove the wedges from the oven and add the sliced chilli, maple syrup and smoked almonds, tossing through with a spatula. Return to the oven and cook for a further 15 minutes, until the potatoes are soft and caramelised and the almonds toasted. Serve straight away.

    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose & Partners Food, January 2019 issue. Download the Waitrose & Partners Food app for the full issue

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