For me and my girls, there is almost nothing better than ANYTHING with a honey Sriracha drizzle on it. We would probably eat tree bark if it had that perfect ying-yang of sweet and spicy gooeyness drizzled over it.
All my daughters are Sriracha freaks but my daughter Amani is such a fan that I recently delighted her with a Sriracha themed gift basket for her 18th birthday which included a Sriracha cookbook, Sriracha finishing salt, a Sriracha-to-go bottle on a key chain, Sriracha lip balm, and this Sriracha T-shirt.
When you throw a bunch of savory sweet potatoes under that sweet spicy goodness…well you have a trifecta explosion of flavor that will have your taste buds begging for more! If you shy away from the sweet heat, feel free to skip the drizzle. Depending on the size of your sweet tooth, you may want to omit the brown sugar to dial down the sweetness. You can play with various spices to make this your own. It’s hard to go wrong when you are dealing with sweet potatoes, honey, and Sriracha!
Cutting board, large knife, vegetable peeler, baking sheet, small bowl, metal spatula.
6 medium sweet potatoes
Extra virgin olive oil (about 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon light brown sugar (optional)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Honey (for drizzling)
Sriracha (for drizzling)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut the sweet potatoes into approximately half inch thick slices vertically.
Place into the oven for 15 minutes on 425 degrees. Check the potatoes every so often to ensure they don’t burn. Oven temperature variations or the size of the sweet potato wedges could slightly alter the cooking time. Once the sweet potato wedges are soft and slightly browned, turn the broiler on low and cook for another 15 minutes to brown the tops (this is much easier than flipping the potatoes wedges over). Keep a close eye on them, though, to make sure they don’t burn. If desired, switch the broiler to high towards the end to achieve your desired level of caramelization (but keep a watchful eye over them during the broiling stage).
The only thing left to do now is savor the flavor.