Maple Balsamic Sweet Potato Wedges

I never get sick of Maple Balsamic Sweet Potato Wedges. This is another one of my gluten free favourites.  Infused with a sweet maple balsamic glaze, this is a lovely winter indulgence that is an ideal accompaniment to any main course or try tossed cold into your favourite salad.

Plus, sweet potatoes are packed full of vitamins.  A 7-ounce (1 cup) serving of sweet potatoes contains 65% of the minimum necessary daily amount of Vitamin C. Sweet potatoes are also high in calcium, folate, potassium and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant which converts to Vitamin A in the body.  They are also great for your skin and have a low glycemic load of only 17 whereas a regular white potato has an index of 29.)

  • 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Maple Syrup
  • 1 – 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 TBSP Cinnamon* optional

 

 

Peel and chop potatoes into 3″ wedges.  Toss all ingredients together so potatoes are evenly covered.  Preheat oven to 400C or 200F.  Spread potatoes on pan.  Cook for about 20 minutes until they start turning brown.  Turn over and continue to cook for another 10 to 20 minutes.  The total time it will take to cook will depend on how thick your potato wedges are.

Once done, remove from heat and serve.  These can be made up in advance an re-heated just prior to serving.

Did you know?  Sweet potatoes are also known as yams.  They have a pinkish-orange skin and a deep-orange, creamy-textured flesh that’s much lighter and fluffier than regular potatoes. Sweet potatoes are a great accompaniment for any holiday dinner including Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter.  They are great baked and mashed – some people even top with marshmallows to give it extra sweetness.  Now that is one interesting way to get your kids to eat their vegetables.

There are different varieties of these great little spuds so be sure to keep an eye out for them in your local supermarket or specialty store. In certain parts of the world, sweet potatoes are locally known by other names, including: camote, kamote, goguma, man thet, ubi jalar, ubi keledek, shakarkand, satsuma imo, batata or el boniato.