Sweet Potatoes Recipe for Easy Preparation in the Oven

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The simple sweet potato recipe for the oven you will find in this article. The tasty root, unlike the potato, is not a tuber. You can use the roots similar to the distantly related potato for boiling, roasting, frying and baking or prepare a fine puree.

Fried sweet potatoes are part of the traditional Thanksgiving turkey menu in the USA. The fried sweet potato fries have already found many fans in our country.

For today I seduce you with a quick dish: The elongated roots are quickly prepared for the baking tray. While the oven prepares the Wegdes you can still stir a quick dip and later enjoy fine finger food.

Take some collected tips for seasoning and leave the fries in the freezer today. Good luck!

1. Recipe Sweet Potatoes

Here follows in a quick way the ingredients list for your purchase. I have supplemented the instructions with step by step photos and cooking video. Please note the following tips for seasoning and cutting.

Sweet potatoes

Simple instructions with tips and ideas from Chef Thomas Sixt. Translated by Thomas Sixt

Servings 2
Calories 697
Total Time 40 Min.
Preparation Time 5 Min.
Cook Time 35 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing sweet potatoes in the oven. Learn new tips for matching herbs and spices. Ideas for matching dips and cold sauces.

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Sweet potatoes

4 pc sweet potatoes
6 pinches primal salt
4 pinches black ground pepper
3 pinches Cayenne pepper (I have used chili flakes)
2 pinches brown can sugar
1 tbs Olive oil
1 tsp thyme
80 g brown butter

Cold dip

1 cup yoghurt
1/2 pc Lemon
3 pinches primal salt
2 pinches brown can sugar
3 pinches black ground pepper
3 pinches Cayenne pepoer
1 tbs Olive oil
1 tsp Sesam Furikake (Colorful sesame from the cooking box)
1 pc garden cress


Washed sweet potatoes
Prepared washed sweet potatoes

Wash Sweet Potatoes

Wash the sweet potatoes, dry them and get them ready on a cutting board.

Clean sweet potatoes
Preparation and cleaning of the roots.

Clean Roots

Clean the roots, cut out unsightly parts with a knife.

I like to cut off the ends, then the columns are easier to eat later.

Cut sweet potatoes
Cut sweet potatoes

Cut Roots

Preheat the oven at 200°C hot air alternatively bottom- top heat.

Cut the roots in half lengthwise, then quarter them or cut them into eighths, depending on their size.

The columns should be about the same size.

Season sweet potatoes
Season sweet potatoes

Season Yams

Place the sweet potato wedges on a baking sheet with baking paper.

Drizzle with olive oil.

Season with salt, pepper, chili or cayenne pepper, sugar and thyme.

Cooking time sweet potatoes
Cooking time sweet potatoes

Prepare Sweet Potatoes

Bake the sweet potato wedges in the oven for 35 minutes on the middle rack.

Prepare dip
Dip in the bowl

Prepare Dip

Mix the yogurt with the lemon juice, salt, pepper and sugar and arrange in a bowl.

Sprinkle with cayenne pepper, decorate with a few drops of olive oil.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds furikake.

Nut butter in a bowl.
Nut butter ready-prepared, recognizable by its brown color.

Prepare Butter

Cream the butter in a small saucepan, brown slightly, then strain through a sieve.

Note: I usually have a larger amount of browned butter prepared in the refrigerator.

Sweet potatoes ready
Cooked sweet potatoes on the baking sheet.

Sweet Potatoes Ready

When the cooking time is over, remove the baking tray from the oven.

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Arrange and Serve

Arrange baked sweet potato wedges attractively on warm plates.

Serve the prepared dip separately or with it.

Decorate with cress.

Discreetly drizzle the brown butter at the table.


Tip for cutting types of sweet potatoes:

You can cut splits, halved splits, diagonal slices or halves, giving the roots an individual look for the plate.

Wrapping the halved sweet potato root in aluminum foil is not absolutely necessary, because the skin is very stable.

2. Calories and Nutritional Values for Oven Sweet Potatoes

3. Tips for Seasoning the Baked Sweet Potatoes

The wonderful, sweetish roots can be combined quite finely with various herbs and spices.

You know another variant that I could add? Please write me a comment at the bottom of the page.

–> Pour cold oil over unseasoned, cooked wedges and roll in colored sesame seeds.

–> Use smoked paprika and curry with a little more sugar.

–> Sparingly sprinkle garam masala and fine-tune the flavor with sugar.

–> Use crushed cumin and coriander (seeds), combine with mint and humus.

–> Prepare with curry, turmeric and coriander, cover with honey threads.

–> Roll the cooked wedges in nut butter and freshly chopped herbs.

–> For this purpose, suitable chives, lovage, dill, parsley, cilantro or a mixture.

Sesame spice mix
Sesame Furikake spice mixture comes from Japan and seduces us with different flavors. You can order the product as a cooking box practically online.

4. Tips for Cold Sauces and Dips to go with the Baked Sweet Potatoes

Cream Dip:
One part each crème fraîche and sour cream with lemon juice, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper.

Herbs dip:
Supplement cream dip with chive rolls, optional dill, parsley, lovage, wild garlic.

Cheese dip:
In a saucepan, bring 100 ml of cream to a boil. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Let temper next to the stove for 5 minutes, then stir in 200 g of finely grated cheese. Suitable is cheddar, emmental, alpine cheese and parmesan. Finally refine with a little chili and sugar. If necessary, add a little cream.

Carrot green pesto:
The pesto prepared with the green leaves of the carrot I have linked you because there is already a step by step tutorial for it.

Wild garlic pesto:
You will also find a link with all tips and hints.

Basil pesto
There is also here on the food blog and that you taste for sure!

Classic barbecue sauce, chili sauce and 🙂 Ketchup from the supermarket shelf. In some other places here on the food blog you can find cold sauces for barbecue and sauces for fondue which fit just as excellently.

Carrot herb pesto
Pesto prepared with carrot greens, an extraordinary dip with walnuts.

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