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Sweet Potato Wedges Wrapped in Bacon

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Servings: 10 -12 sweet potato wedges

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 10 -12 slices of streaky bacon - - you want each slice to be about 1 inch wide. If your pack has really wide slices, cut them in half

Seasoning (all optional)

  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp mixed herbs/basil/oregano/rosemary - pick your fave!
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180oC (fan).
  • Slice the sweet potatoes into wedges
    >You don't need to peel the potatoes first. They'll hold together better with the skin on.
    >The wedges need to be roughly the same size so they cook evenly.
    >HOW TO CUT WEDGES: I find the best way to do this is to cut the potato in half. Take one half, place it flat side down on your shopping board. Cut 3 or 4 segments (depending how big your sweet potato is) like a terrys chocolate orange! By that, I mean all of the cuts should meet at the core of the potato to create segments, rather than chips!I found this helpful picture on google to show you what I mean:
  • Place the wedges in a large bowl.
  • Add all of the seasonings and oil and mix together until the potatoes are thoroughly coated.
  • Place the wedges on a baking tray
    >Ideally spread apart, so they are not touching - this will ensure they cook evenly and crisp up nicely!
    >I've used tin foil to help with the cleaning afterwards but thats optional!
  • Bake for 10 mins.

Bacon time!!!

  • Remove the baking tray from the oven.
  • Take 1 of the wedges and wrap it up in 1 piece of bacon.
    >I recommend spiralling the bacon around the wedge, as tightly as possible.
  • Repeat for the rest of the wedges
  • Place them back on the baking tray, ideally spaced out again, and into the oven for 30-40mins, or until the bacon is starting to go brown and crispy!
    >You may want to turn the wedges after 20 mins, to ensure the bacon goes crispy all the way around
    >If you do have wedges that are a little smaller than the rest, they may need removing from the oven 5 mins before the rest! Overcooked sweet potato goes a little black isnt so great!!
    >Top tip: if you have a cooking rack, place the wedges onto a cooling rack, on the baking tray. This will help the bacon crips up all the way around, without the need for turning!
  • Remove from the oven and EAT!!!
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