Classic sweet potato casserole refined and reinvented into a delicious wedges of savory yet sweet caramelized sweet potatoes with herbs.
Caramelized Sweet Potatoes
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Sweet Potato Wedges baked to perfection, buttery and slightly sweet with a touch of herbs. Easy to make and super delicious!
Dear Reader, per usual I am about to start “blah blah blah”ing. You are welcome to skip to the bottom this post for the recipe and I promise you won’t miss anything overly important to the recipe in the interim. 😘
I recently visited family in Utah. While there, my sister made sweet potato casserole and it was delicious. She mentioned that it was “Mom’s Recipe” which I found very curious indeed.
Curious because I don’t remember eating sweet potato casserole ever once a single time in my youth. My sister found this hilarious because she said Mom makes it for every holiday.
Dear readers, I fear I might be losing my mind. How could I forget something so important as that?! (Yes, yes it is important! It’s food AND it’s tradition. Two of the most important things in the whole world!)
I’d share, but I can’t remember if I learned that lesson either…
Friends that sweet potato casserole was delightful and delicious and I would share it with you, however I ate the whole thing. Ha!
However you can find the recipe on my sister’s food blog.
Yes, we both have food blogs: Also I have a sister who writes children’s stories and does interior design, another who is an amazing hair and makeup artist, a third who makes super cool world maps and is super fabulous at makeup as well, and a last who is still in high school yet already started her own jewelry business.
Yes, I am kinda lame compared to my sisters. But let’s not do any comparing today, aye?
Actually, let’s do compare:
Actually, let’s do compare these caramelized sweet potato wedges to traditional sweet potato casserole!
These sweet potato wedges are similar to the casserole, in the sense that they are cooked with butter and brown sugar.
However, that is where their similarities diverge to new paths:
- The amount of sugar in this dish is significantly less than you will find in traditional sweet potato casserole.
- Rather than sitting in a sauce of butter and sugar the wedges are merely glazed.
- We let the natural flavors of the sweet potatoes and the herbs be highlighted in this dish for the ultimate flavor without losing flavor (if that makes no sense to you, I’m sorry. Please dear reader see the note above about my losing of my mind.).
Tips for making these delicious Sweet Potato Wedges
Reader I only have one tip for you today:
- Make extra! You’re gonna love these!
Actually I lied (though not on purpose, I just didn’t remember this second tip until after I had already typed that I only have one tip. Again, see note above about the losing of my mind). I have one more tip:
- If you do not have food allergies in your family, try adding chopped pecans to this dish! They make a fabulous nutty crunchy addition to this sweet, herby, buttery bit of deliciousness.
Enough talk, let’s eat!
Recipe for Caramelized Sweet Potato Wedges:
- 2-3 lbs Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
- 3 TBS Butter, sliced into quarter tablespoon slivers.
- 1/4 tsp Garlic granules or powder
- 5 sprigs Fresh Thyme
- Salt and Pepper
- 2 TBS Brown Sugar
- 1tsp White Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- *Optional Pecans
- Preheat oven to 400F degrees
- In a glass baking dish place the potato wedges, do not stack.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic granules.
- Then top with butter slivers and fresh thyme.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until wedges are tender yet still toothsome.
- In a small bowl, mix sugars and remaining salt.
- Sprinkle baked wedges with sugar mixture
- and return to the oven on High Broil for approximately 2-3 minutes
- (watch them closely as they can burn if you don't.)
- Broil them until the sugar has caramelized onto the wedges.
- Serve Immediately... Enjoy!