Sweet Potato Wedges with Sour Cream Sauce

Cook Time 30 minutes

Servings 4


1kg of sweet potatoes, peeled

1/2 cup cornflour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Vegetable oil, for frying

150ml sour cream

2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce



Peel and cut sweet potatoes in into 2 cm thick wedges and then cut in half again on an angle. These do not have to be perfect and can be cut into whichever shape you like, as long as they are the same size.

Bring a large pot water to the boil and add 3 tablespoons of salt and the bicarb soda. Add the wedges and bring back to the boil. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until they become soft on the outside but they still hold their shape. Strain with a slotted spoon and arrange in a shallow tray.

Now combine the cornflour with 1/2 cup of water until it forms a slurry. Pour over the wedges and using your hands, carefully coat each wedge in the slurry mixture.

Pre heat oil to 180°C and add the potatoes in batches. Cook for 8-10 minutes turn frequently in the oil so they cook and colour evenly. They are ready when they’re crispy and golden in colour.

Transfer to a rack to drain and repeat with the next batch. Keep the first batch warm in a preheated oven set to 100°C.

Serve the wedges with a side bowl of sour cream topped with sweet chilli sauce.


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