Nigerian Sweet Potato Wedges with Tomato Sauce Recipe
Nigerian sweet potato wedges are a healthy nutrient pack breakfast meal. It makes a great substitute to potato fries and counts as one of your 5-a-day.
Sweet Potato Wedges are perfect finger foods for kids being easy to pick up, sweet and soft while they play around their food.
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Sweet potato wedges also are perfect weight loss diet for weight watchers
Nigerian Sweet Potato Wedges May Help You Lose Weight
Thank God for bestowing on us with a vegetable as good as a sweet potato that does not only taste amazing but has many health benefits to offer.
Luckily, it makes for one of the best foods that help in losing weight. With its melt-in-the-mouth and sugary flavor, sweet potato is a healthy method to satisfy a carbohydrate desire.
It has essential nutrients, which may include beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, and a high level of slow-release carbohydrates.
What to Serve Nigerian Sweet Potato Wedges With
The great thing about sweet potato wedges is that they go with so many things.
They are delicious on their own, served with dips/Shito or Tomato Sauce
Sweet Potato Wedges Cooking Tips
- Keep the skin
- Cut evenly
- Coat well
- Don’t overcrowd the pan
- Cook straight on the pan or use foil
- Leave the wedges to sit for a couple of minutes after cooking
When making wedges I like to toss them in olive oil and add a good shake of spice. Smoked paprika cooked with cinnamon is my favorite.
Alternatively, any Nigerian mixed dried herbs will work as well
Nigerian Sweet Potato Wedges Recipes
- 4 medium-size sweet potatoes
- 3 tomatoes
- 1 dash black pepper
- 2 pieces garlic
- I sachet tomato paste
- 2 onions
- Pinch of salt
- Oil for frying
- Firstly, boil the sweet potatoes until soft
- Then allow cooling before cutting into wedges
- After that, heat up oil in a frying pan and when it’s hot drop in the potato wedges and fry until crisp
- Lastly, place on a tray to drain.
For The Tomato Sauce
- Firstly, fry onions until translucent. Then add garlic, tomato paste, and tomatoes
- Keep stirring making sure it does not burn or stick to the pan
- After that, season with salt, and black pepper
- Then, adjust seasoning to your taste.
- Lastly, cook for a few more minutes and remove from pan
Serve with the potatoes
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