The other day I made french fries at home for the first time and they turned out great. I have seen a few posts about baking fries and I wanted to try it and compare them to fried fries. I thought that sweet potatoes would go well with the spicy bulgogi burgers and I thought that cutting them as wedges would allow them stand up and bake nicely on both sides. Baking fries seems to be as easy as tossing the cut potatoes with some some oil along with any spices and/or herbs that you desire. In keeping with the Korean theme of the meal I baked the potatoes with some Korean red chili flakes known as gochugaru. The baked sweet potato wedges turned out really well. They were not as crisp as the fried fries but they were slightly crisp and the insides were nice and soft and warm and sweet and good. I served the sweet potato wedges with some ketchup with gochujang mixed in. The gochujang ketchup was really good. The sweetness of the ketchup paired well with the spiciness and flavour of the gochujang. Overall I really liked the baked sweet potato wedges.
Sweet Potato Wedges
- 2 sweet potatoes (cut into wedges lengthwise)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon gochugaru (Korean red chili flakes, optional)
- salt to taste
- Toss the sweet potato wedges in the oil, chili flakes and salt to coat.
- Place the wedges, skin side down, on a baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated 375F/190C oven until golden brown and tender, about 30 minutes.