Sweet Potato Wedges with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce


I normally like to eat these with peach ketchup but I liked the way these sounded with the Asian flair.

Sweet Potato Wedges with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce turns out to be a pretty snazzy way to indulge in an old favorite.  I love the sesame seed addition to the wedges as well.  This gave a little something-something to what I consider one of the most perfect tubers around.

This also fits in nicely with this month’s Potato Ho Down being hosted  by me…right here.  If you have already sent me your entry, thank you.  If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?

Anyway, I will definitely be making this sauce again.  It took about five minutes…which is all I seem to have these days.

Let’s make these up…

Here’s what you need:  Sweet potatoes (yams), rice-wine vinegar, low-sodium soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, coarse salt and sesame seeds.  Ingredients not shown: olive oil.

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Cut sweet potatoes into 3/4-inch thick wedges.  In a large bowl toss with 1 Tablespoon and 1 teaspoon olive oil.  Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.  Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt.

Place in a 500 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until tender and slightly browned.

While sweet potatoes are baking make the dipping sauce.

In a small bowl combine 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, 2 Tablespoons rice-wine vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil.  Set aside.

When the sweet potatoes come out of the oven, sprinkle them immediately with 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds.

Transfer to a serving dish and serve with dipping sauce.

If you have never made sweet-potato fries, it’s about time.

Sweet Potato Wedges with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce
Adapted from Martha Stewart

For The Sweet-Potato Wedges:
2 pounds sweet potatoes (yams), peeled and c into 3/4-inch thick wedges
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1-1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds

For The Dipping Sauce:
2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 Tablespoons rice-wine vinegar (not seasoned)
1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Cut sweet potatoes into 3/4-inch thick wedges.  In a large bowl toss with 1 Tablespoon and 1 teaspoon olive oil.  Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.  Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt.

Place in a 500 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until tender and slightly browned.

While sweet potatoes are cooking make the dipping sauce.

In a small bowl combine 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, 2 Tablespoons rice-wine vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil.  Set aside.

When the sweet potatoes come out of the oven, sprinkle them immediately with 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds.

Transfer to a serving dish and serve with dipping sauce.

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67 Comments

  1. HoneyB 1

    I have everything but the potatoes..but that will be remedied soon! Yumm!

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  2. Ah, the best kind of wedgies! These look terrific. I’ll make them next week (after our big party) with some GF tamari sauce. Yum.

    Shirley

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  3. MsMVNJ 3

    I love sweet potato fries, this looks like a fabulous alternative to the way I’ve had them. I’ll give them a try!

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  4. Julia 4

    I think this is what they call, “Easy, Peasy, Japanesey” What a great combo! Looks perfect for a ho-down or any time.

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  5. And sweet potatoes are my favorite type of potato! This will be great to try. Thanks for sharing this idea and recipe.

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  6. These look great, and so convenient since I almost always have all of these ingredients in my pantry. My husband goes nuts for anything with soy sauce too – I’m sure he will love them! Thanks!

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  7. I love these….and this Asian version looks even better!

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  8. Barbie with a T 8

    Those potatoes look yummie. I like the Oriental touch. It is something I will definitely try, as I have yams in the fridge right now. The photos are so true to life, I thought I was looking at them in 3-D! Thanks!

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  9. I love it when you feed all my senses!! These look so yummy.

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  10. Between you and Pioneer Woman, I’m never going to lose weight. 😉

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  11. Leslie 11

    mmm..I never would have thought o pair sweet potatoes w/ an Aisan Flair! Yummy

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  12. I’m very fond of sweet potatoes but have never tried roasting fries. Looks delish.

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  13. Liz C. 13

    I love the name for these and the fact that they’re so easy to make! This is something I’m going to try making for sure. Great entry!

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  14. deeba 14

    Good to see you back Cathy. Hope the new machine is working like magic. i think you are darned right. These seem too simple to be given a miss…& far too delicious too!

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  15. Just wonderful – love oven ‘fried’ sweet potatoes, in fact, they have become a new staple in my house in recent weeks. The added nutrients from the sweet potato are always welcomed – and the sauce you have got going on here – I must try…

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  16. And now we know what I’ll be doing with the sweet potatoes sitting in my kitchen!

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  17. HA! It took a minute for your page to load. I sat in disbelief staring at your title. I just came from another site where someone posted about wedgies. I thought, how many people can post about wedgies on any given day? and then your pictures loaded.

    OH, THOSE wedgies!

    They look delicious!

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  18. I never want wedgies – except yours. Bring ’em on.

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  19. dawn 19

    all three of those bowls? yeah, mine. Love that sauce Cath!

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  20. imom 20

    I LOVE sweet potatoes! Thanks for the recipe.

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  21. Those look so good!!!

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  22. Sesame seeds seems to go with everything! Love this and the sauce sounds really good with the sweet potatoes!

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  23. tipper 23

    Love love sweet potatoes-but never had them like this-looks yummy though!

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  24. These look so very, very, very delicious. My husband would adore them. I would too. And the dipping sauce, oh my! Your photos are drop dead stunning! LOVE them!

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  25. Marcy 25

    wow, this type of wedgie sounds totally tubular!

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  26. Laurie 26

    Sweet potato fries are my hubby’s favorite. Love the dipping sauce! Peach ketchup sounds delish too!

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  27. Sesame seeds with sweet potato wedges sounds really delicious! Great recipe!

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  28. Yum! I love sweet potatoes!!

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  29. Rebel 29

    We love sweet taters around here. Thanks for the new recipe.

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  30. Jude 30

    That ho down logo cracks me up every time I see it. Will definitely submit an entry :)

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  31. This is a “wedgie” I can live with !!! Looks great!!

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  32. Julie 32

    These do look easy and yummy. Maybe have to try it, even though my family will most likely sneer at me. I’m okay with that. From where does one acquire peach ketchup?

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  33. Alisa 33

    I can not wait to make these! They look so yummy.

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  34. Pam 34

    Yum. I really need to make these because I love sweet potatoes. The dipping sauce sounds great!

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  35. KAYOLA 35

    yummmm…that sounds so good!!! I don’t mean to be stupid…but I have not heard of peach ketchup…do you make it or can you buy it somewhere?

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  36. elra 36

    yay, another “PHD” recipe, thanks for remind me that I have to make something soon.
    Cheers,
    Elra

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  37. You have tapped into my “inner Ho” once again:D

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  38. Definitely a eureka moment — sweet potatoes and soy sauce? Never would have thought of it, but what a great combination.

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  39. I love sweet potatoes cooked like this. I love your dipping sauce. However, I’d be a little afraid if I ate this, my underwear might get stuck in my butt crack! 😀

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  40. Bob 40

    Oh wow, those look so f^&*ing good! I’m making those asap.

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  41. krysta 41

    sending mine in at the end of this week. those look wonderful.

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  42. Wow – this looks fabulous. I have all the ingredients so I’ll have to try this.

    I actually make a rendition of this. I cut the sweet potatoes into thin slices – like potato chips, toss in a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then slide into an oven heated around 400 or 425. Wait for them to get nice and crispy.

    I serve with garlic mayo – mix mayo with some chopped garlic – or spicy mayo – mix with some chopped hot peppers (you could also use chili flakes.)

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  43. Guess what? I’m making your PB cupcakes in a few days for V-day, but I’m putting a little twist on them! I hope you don’t mind!

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  44. Jeff 44

    Ohhh…these look amazing. As always awesome pics and awesome writeup.

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  45. Sara 45

    These look amazing, I love sweet potatoes! Do they come out crispy?

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  46. Nice sweet and salty play here. Sweet tater fries win any day!

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  47. Laura 47

    I could eat an extremely unhealthy amount of those.

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  48. Biz 48

    I think I am going to become a Potato Ho! Although my name is not good:
    Ed Ann! My step-sons dogs name is Biscuit, I might steal that one!

    I was going to TRY (try being the operative word) to make potato gnocchi – would that count?

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  49. Helene 49

    Beautiful! I love these with a cilantro dip.

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  50. Mmmmm…I love sweet potatoes. I think I’ll try this tonight for my supper while everyone else has lasagna. I’m so tired of lasagna!

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  51. Linda 51

    Sweet potatoes are like gold … love them, need them, obsess over them. I have a chef cousin that has become a legend with his ultimate sweet potato fries with an aioli dipping sauce that has become the rage at many restaurants in town. I can’t duplicate them at home … but your wedgies, I can do those! And I will. Thanks

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  52. Debbie 52

    I love sweet potato wedges. I have made them before and they are great. I have to try your dipping sauce. Looks wonderful!

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  53. Cheryl 53

    What a perfect way to get 7-year-olds to eat some beta-carotene rich veggies….

    Name ’em “Wedgies!” LOVE you, Noble Pig!

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  54. Deborah 54

    I love sweet potato fries, and this Asian flair sounds wonderful!

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  55. try as i might, i just can’t get into sweet potatoes.

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  56. HA I’m catchin on to you! I read the title and thought to myself, ” bet this about taters not underwear!”
    I like sweet taters fixed any way shape, or form.,

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  57. Interesting combination. I’m seeing a meal forming. I wonder if they would go well with this. What do you think?

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  58. mikky 58

    what a great idea… thanks for sharing… :)

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  59. oh yeah, cathy. love these… great idea to add the sesame w/ that dipping sauce.

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  60. grace 60

    finally, a type of wedgie i’d enjoy. :)

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  61. Those are right up my alley! Can’t wait to try them!!

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  62. Wait. Peach Ketchup? YOU MUST SHARE!

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  63. Katharine 63

    I assume we know about sweet potato fries with a dash of cinnamon and paprika?

    Right?

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  64. This is the kind of recipe I love – easy and delicious.

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  65. finsmom 65

    One of my fav foods! This looks like a really great recipe! Great pics!

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  66. Angela 66

    What perfect party food! I love this idea. Thanks!

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  67. Anna 67

    Delicious! Thank you for this. It was a hit at my house.

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