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Roasted peri-peri sweet potato wedges

Sweet potato roasted in the oven with African-style peri-peri spices. The perfect BBQ accompaniment.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African
Servings 2


  • 2 sweet potatoes medium

Peri-peri spice mix

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne chilli powder
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp lazy garlic or crushed garlic clove
  • Drizzle olive oil


  • Slice your sweet potato into wedge-sized pieces and place in your roasting dish.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the peri-peri spice mix and rub over the wedges. Drizzle with oil and mix together with your hands (it's easier!)
  • Roast in the oven for 25 minutes.


Aga cooking - All my recipes are tested and made on an Aga but then adapted for a conventional oven. If you're an Aga user like myself then you can follow the recipe as above and use the roasting oven, middle shelf to cook these. 
Storing - I wouldn't recommend making these and storing them once cooked. Fresh is best! You can make the peri peri mix and store it in the fridge for quite a few weeks. The reason I say fridge is due to the crushed garlic. You can make without the garlic and store in the cupboard for years, then just add the garlic after!
Re-heating - Like I said, I wouldn't recommend making these and re-heating. They taste just as nice cold. 
Freezing - You could make some of these and freeze them pre-cook. You would just need to freeze on a tray and then pour into a lockable freezer bag. Defrost thoroughly and cook as normal, or cook from frozen and add an extra 10 minutes on your cooking time.
Keyword BBQ Food, For Two, Sides, Weekend Feasts
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