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wedges on small wooden board on crushed parchment paper with small white pot of dip

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges

Once you start wrapping sweet potato wedges in bacon you won't have them any other way!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 16 wedges
Calories per serving: 152kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £1 / $1

Equipment

  • Large Non-Stick Baking Tray (can use Parchment to be sure)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board

Ingredients

  • 4 small Sweet Potatoes (approx 800g/1.8lb/28oz in total)
  • 16 slices of Bacon
  • 1.5 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp EACH: Salt, Black Pepper (plus more salt to serve - optional)
  • 1 tsp EACH: Chilli Powder, Smoked Paprika optional (see notes)

Instructions

  • Scrub the potatoes clean and thoroughly dry. Cut off any lumpy bits at either end or any wiry bits. Slice each potato into 4 even sized wedges.
  • Place on a baking tray and use your hands to coat in olive oil and seasoning. One by one fairly tightly wrap a wedge in bacon, starting at one end and finishing at the other. Place seam-side-down so they don't unwrap in the oven. Make sure they're spaced out (use 2 trays if you need to).
  • Place in the oven at 400F/200C for 30-35mins, or until soft right through the centre. Serve up and enjoy!

Quick Demo

Notes

a) Sweet Potato Size - You want the potatoes fairly small but also fairly long (not the circular shapes you can sometimes get), just so they're the perfect wedge size. If you've only got medium/large potatoes just dice each one into more wedges. Just use the same weight (800g/28oz total).
b) Seasoning - I have made these just with salt and pepper before and they come out great, so if you've not got the extra seasoning don't worry. They just give more of a fuller flavour so you've got a nice balance of sweet, salty, smoky and spicy. Other seasoning that works nicely includes garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika and chipotle powder. I tend not to add herbs, I find them distracting.
c) Salt - As you can see the salt quantity is quite small (1/4 tsp). This is because the bacon is already quite salty. If you feel they need more salt just sprinkle over more at the end.
d) Dip - I love serving these with either Pesto Mayo or Chipotle Mayo!
e) Calories - per wedge:
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.1g17%
Saturated Fat 0.13g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.11g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.617g
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 8.95g3%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 0.61g1%
Protein 4.27g9%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 9.9mg12%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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