Club Red Recipes: Cumin-Cinnamon Sweet Potato Wedges

For Heart Month, we’re trying out Club Red recipes at home and sharing the results with you. 

Cumin-Cinnamon Sweet Potato WedgesCumin-Cinnamon Sweet Potato Wedges

I was attracted to this recipe for two reasons. First, it stars the humble sweet potato as its primary ingredient. I get teased for the amount of sweet potatoes I eat — comments like “You must be the person keeping the industry going.” But they’re tasty and full of beta carotene, Vitamin C and other things your doctor wants you to eat.

Second, all the ingredients were things I almost always have in my house — basic spices and sugar. And sweet potatoes can be found all year at the grocery store for around 79 cents a pound.

I followed the recipe pretty closely but left the skin on one of the potatoes for added taste and nutrients. I used around a tablespoon of olive oil (the recipe doesn’t specify the amount).

A tip: For a quick, clean way to evenly coat the potatoes, throw the oil, sugar and spices into a gallon-size plastic bag and toss the potatoes around in there.

I was delighted with the results. The potatoes were not only delicious and filling, they infused my house with a wonderful spicy smell that lingered until the next morning.

My only complaint is they didn’t get crispy. I probably should have used more olive oil. Still, they were very tasty.

These took about 15 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to bake. They’re worth it.

Stars: 5 out 5

Do you have any good sweet potato recipes? Share them with us. I can almost guarantee I’ll try them.

Comments (2)

  1. Laura Fekishazy says:

    Looks yummy!!!

  2. Molly says:

    These are a staple! So easy in a pinch and incredibly satisfying. My favorite ones are made with a purple sweet potato (which have lots of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties!) which I’ve picked up at Integral Yoga Foods on Preston Ave.

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