Maple Bacon Wrapped Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges
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Serves: 18 wedges
  • 2 sweet potatoes sliced in half and then length wise into ¼" wedges
  • 1 lb/package bacon (personal preference don't use thick cut)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 14 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp salt (plus more for taste, if necessary)
  1. First preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Take your sweet potato wedges, place in a plastic bag (or bowl, but bag is the easiest and cleanest way to toss... I use leftover grocery bags). Add your olive oil, cayenne pepper and half of your salt. Toss/shake.
  3. Next take your bacon and dip into the ¼ cup of maple syrup, using your fingers to wipe away some of the excess syrup.
  4. Take your wedges and wrap each one with a slice of bacon. This part is up to you, the larger wedges I use full slices of bacon, for smaller wedges I cut the back in half and use half a slice per wedge. It depends on the size of your potato. Count your slices vs wedges that are cut and go from there.
  5. Next arrange wrapped potato wedges on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining salt all over.
  6. Place in oven for 18 minutes, flip wedges over and bake for an addition 5 - 10 minute or until bacon is crisp but not burned.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe by My Lavender Blues at