Savory Sweet Potato Wedges

Brandon Wilde Blend

This seasoning blend was designed to provide optimal flavor with minimal sodium. The use of fresh orange (or other citrus*) zest allows for a touch of customization—to suit any cuisine or palate.

1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon fresh orange zest (can substitute lemon or lime zest if desired)*

Yield: 9-10 teaspoons
Sodium content: 1 teaspoon: 128 mg sodium (½ teaspoon: 63 mg sodium)

Sweet Potato Wedges

2 medium sweet potatoes (look for longer, thinner sweet potatoes)
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoon BW seasoning blends (or seasoning of choice - see note)

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them in half, then cut each half into 4 wedges. Soak them in a bowl of cold water as you cut them to keep them from turning brown. Drain wedges once everything is cut and pat dry with paper towels.

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Line a large or 2 medium baking sheets with heavy-duty foil and coat with cooking spray. Set aside.

Add the sweet potatoes to a large zip-top plastic bag. Sprinkle the starch over the potatoes, and shake, shake, shake to coat the potatoes. Remove sweet potatoes to the baking sheet and toss with oil and seasoning.  Arrange the potatoes on the prepared pan in a single layer, not touching.  Roast for 30 minutes flipping the wedges halfway through cooking time.

Yield: 4 Servings
Nutrition Breakdown: Calories 130, Fat 7g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 65mg, Carbohydrate 15g, Fiber 2g, Protein 1g.
Percent Daily Value: 180% Vitamin A, 2% Vitamin C, 2% Calcium, 2% Iron
Carbohydrate Choice: 1 Carbohydrate
Diabetes Exchanges: 1 Carbohydrate, 1 Fat

Kim’s Note: This recipe is best if the herb blend is made without the zest when using it on the potatoes. Wait to sprinkle 1 teaspoon of zest over the potatoes after they come out of the oven. The zest will burn if used with the herbs (however if you already have this blend made up with zest it will be fine to use per recipe instructions, but beware it may burn a bit). Also note this blend would be great on baked sweet potatoes.