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Spicy Sweet Potatoes with Lime

Sweet potatoes are more versatile than you might gather from the holiday-only treatment many people give them. Looking for an unexpected twist? Try lime with these spicy sweet potatoes.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2002


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds), scrubbed well
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Yogurt Dipping Sauce for Spicy Sweet Potatoes with Lime, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat a baking sheet in the oven until hot, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, slice sweet potatoes in half lengthwise; slice each half into 3 wedges. Place in a medium bowl, and toss with oil, cumin, paprika, and ginger. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. When baking sheet is hot, remove from oven. Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer on sheet. Return to oven; cook until potatoes are crisp and golden on the bottom, about 15 minutes. Turn, and continue cooking until golden all over, about 15 minutes more.

  3. Remove from oven; season with salt and pepper. Serve with limes and sauce.


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