Honey Balsamic Glazed Sweet Potato Wedges


I used to hate sweet potatoes as a kid, which now seems crazy (I was a very picky eater)! Now they are definitely one of my most favorite sides. We wanted to try something new and made a special sweet potato wedge (recipe courtesy of Eating Well). These wedges are drizzled with a honey, balsamic glaze. Because sweet potatoes can be hard to cut, we baked them whole for about 7-8 minutes before cutting them into wedges. If you do it this way, be sure to poke some holes in the potatoes with a fork. We must admit that these didn't turn out as delicious as we'd hoped - the second night, we reheated them and they were better. It wouldn't be my first choice for use of a good sweet tater. Let us know if you try it and have any luck (or have any good tips on altering the ingredients)!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Place on the prepared baking sheet, drizzle with oil and toss well. Spread out in a single layer. Bake until tender when pierced with a knife, 25 to 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, combine vinegar and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until syrupy and reduced to 1/3 cup, 12 to 15 minutes. (Watch the syrup carefully during the last few minutes of reducing to prevent burning.) Swirl in butter. Drizzle the sauce over the sweet potatoes.

9 comments:

Melissa said...

These look great! They kinda remind me of Trader Joe's sweet potato french fries. Those are really yummy!

Elra said...

I really like sweet potatoes, what a great idea to roast them with honey and balsamic.
Cheers,
elra

Grace said...

fabulous. i almost hate to say it, but for me, the sweet potato has surpassed the regular potato in all-around potato supremacy. :)

lisaiscooking said...

This sounds so good with the balsamic! I'm liking sweet potatoes more and more all the time.

Heather said...

your photos are insanely beautiful! and these sweet potato wedges sound amazing!

Culinary Wannabe said...

I never would have thought to combine balsamic and sweet potatoes. I love those suckers though, and will be sure to try this combo next time! Ps - love the new pic!

Juliana said...

Love sweet potatoes...and I love the balsamic and honey in it...I can almost taste it!

Olga said...

That looks amazing!!! Seriously, I'm so green every time I see your photos ;)

Please try free artichokes and let me know what you think!

Sophie said...

Sweet potatoes are easily one of my favorite foods and side dishes. I really like how you served them up here, especially with the honey.

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