Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges with Skinny Garlic Aioli

I was raised to believe that all goats were good for was hopping through pastures and eating grass. It wasn’t until I began working closely with Happy Days Dairies that I fully began to appreciate just how awesome goats really are. Turns out these friendly little creatures create milk with quite an awesome nutrient profile.


Goat dairy health benefits

The way I see it, goat milk is comprised of 4 pillars of awesome. Otherwise known as macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate) and micronutrients (in this case we’re talking about minerals).

  1. Protein. Our bodies are made up of protein. We rely heavily on both animal and plant sources to supply an adequate amount of amino acids; the building blocks of protein, which help us to create the enzymes necessary to function on a day-to-day basis. Goat milk is a good source of low-cost, high quality protein, delivering 8 grams in every 250mL. The amino acid most prevalent in goat’s milk is tryptophan, best known for its sleep-inducing affects after a large turkey meal. But that’s not all it’s good for! Tryptophan helps to stimulate our growth hormones which are necessary for normal growth development in children, regulate sleep patterns, appetite, and assist those that struggle with headaches and migraines.
  2. Healthy fats. The fat in goat milk is made up of 30-35% medium-chain fatty acids (MCTs). Studies have shown that MCTs can help you burn more calories, promote fat oxidation (the shrinking your fat cells) and reduced food intake. In addition, these MCTs have a 5% higher absorption rate when delivered in the form of goat milk.
  3. Carbohydrates. Ah, the C word! Don’t be scared. You’ve heard of lactose, right? Well, lactose, otherwise known as milk sugar, is a form of carbohydrate. In the case of goat’s milk, it has about 1% less lactose than conventional milk meaning that goat’s milk is easier to digest for individuals with intolerance to this milk sugar. Not only that, but goat’s milk is also considered hypoallergenic due to its low amount of casein (the same protein that’s in human milk) making it a strong candidate for children who have otherwise been diagnosed with a sensitivity or allergy to dairy.
  4. Minerals. Brace yourselves! Goat milk is packed with calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and copper. Contrary to popular belief, these minerals are necessary to aid in the absorption and assimilation of calcium. Calcium is stored in our blood at all times to be used for blood clotting, nerve conduction, muscle contraction, regulation of enzyme activity, cell membrane function and blood pressure regulation. When dietary intake of calcium is too low to maintain adequate blood levels of calcium, calcium stores are drawn out of the bones to maintain normal blood concentrations. Counterintuitive, no? That’s why it’s so important that we have enough calcium in our diet that our body doesn’t have to leach it out of our bones to maintain a healthy blood calcium level.

Weight loss, bone formation, healthy development for your children, safe for those with dairy allergies, high absorption, management of headaches… that’s one powerful pasture-loving, field hopping animal!

Let’s cook with it, shall we?

I could go into all of the reasons why sweet potatoes are down-right fabulous, but I’ll spare you the additional reading and get right to the point…

this snack is healthy…

it tastes good…

make it.

This recipe was developed for Happy Days Dairies.

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Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges with Skinny Garlic Aioli
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Recipe type: Gluten-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free
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Crisp rosemary baked sweet potato wedges served with a low-fat garlic aioli made with plain goat yogurt.
Ingredients
Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges:
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Pinch sea salt
Skinny Garlic Aioli:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F and set aside a small baking sheet.
  2. Thoroughly wash and scrub the sweet potato. Remove the tips from either end.
  3. Slice horizontally into thirds, then cut each section into thirds again. You should be left with a total of 9 wedges.
  4. Place wedges on the baking sheet and coat with oil, rosemary and salt. Place in the oven for a total of 25-30 minutes, filliping halfway through.
  5. Meanwhile, place all aioli ingredients in the bowl of your mini food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  6. When wedges are done, place on a cooling rack for a couple of minutes to avoid from getting soggy on the pan or plate.
  7. Serve with aioli and a place of fresh veggies.

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Feel free to double up on this recipe to serve more people. Kevin hates everything about sweet potatoes so I made this a snack for one.

I know… who doesn’t like sweet potatoes?

Weird.

I find the best way to slice up a sweet potato is to cut it in thirds, like this…

Then cut each section in thirds again.

Cover with oil, rosemary and salt and throw them in the oven.

Meanwhile, get your aioli ingredients prepped and ready to blend.

Garlic and goat dairy have to be my favorite combo. I’ve combined these two ingredients a bunch of different ways and love it more with each new recipe.

When the wedges come out of the oven, place them on a cooling rack for a couple of minutes to avoid them from getting soggy.

For a bit of extra protein you could try sprinkling the wedges with hemp seeds after they come out of the oven.

Dig in.

For more of my goat dairy recipes, check this out.

Do you enjoy dips for your fries or are you a straight-up salt-it-only kinda gal?

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  1. Yaayyyyy for mayo-free!!! To be honest I’ve never really liked it except on egg salad, and even then, I was more about the egg. I don’t even know if Greek yogurt was widely available in my mayo eating days (like when I was under the age of 10) but now I’d far rather put it in (or any yogurt for that matter) instead. Oh, and tell me, Miss Yam Queen, in your expert opinion, is there a difference between yams and sweet potatoes? ;)

  2. I saw sweet potatoes in the title and was so excited! I have been making your round sweet potatoes 2-3 times a week since I saw them on your page, now I can alternate with these! I swear I could never make them good until following your directions!

    Thanks for a tasty dip for them, I have been looking for something tasty to go with my sweet potatoes, I could eat them more than once a day. I used to be a sweet potato hater, then I came to my senses!

    Enjoy your day Leanne!

  3. In many cultures goat’s milk is used rather than infant’s formula when mother’s milk is not available b/c it’s as close to human milk (the perfect miracle food) compared to other options. I love goat’s milk – and sweet potatoes. And yours look gorgeous!

  4. Those wedges look awesome!!! Definitely one for pinning! More often than not sweet potato ends up getting baked in our house, don’t make wedges enough! Love that these ones are nice and chunky! Hope your having a great thanksgiving btw!

  5. Great job with this article! It was very well researched. Thanks so much for the info. I love sweet potato wedges and I’m very interested in trying goat products now.

  6. Made this last night for friends and fam. Soooo good I was craving it this afternoon….ha! I do have to say though…our breath was definite vampire amo…lol however, I’m a little obsesso about garlic. Thx Leanne

    • Yes, this is definitely not a vampire-friendly recipe, that’s for sure. Glad you guys enjoyed it!

  7. yam yammmmmmmmmmmmm yammmmmmm i adivse everyone to to try this …everyone loved it
    but we dont have gluten and caseine free yougurt so i put i tbs of the vegan cream cheese that you tought us and it was yammmmmmm b
    but please please please consider to advise how can we make yougurt vegan and soya and yeast free its not available in the place where we live pleaseeeeeeeeeeee
    thankssssssssssssss you really brightened our lifes

    • Hi Dana – you can use the cream cheese in place of the yogurt in this recipe :)

  8. Any advice on how to keep the wedges or “fries” from burning? Every time I’ve tried, they are burned and soft! How do you get the outsides crispy?

    • Hi Ria – I think it’s all in the cutting. If the edges are really thin they’ll burn. If you notice my slices, they’re a bit thicker. I hope that helps!

  9. I have been feeling ground down with school and work and not really in the mood to cook or do anything. Yesterday I decided to take some me time and go jogging (it had been weeks). I came home and refueled with my favorite smoothie: http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/2012/10/pumpkin-chai-smoothie/. Today sweet potatoes were calling my name and this recipe was AMAZING! I ended up creating a delicious roasted & sauteed veggie bowl based on a few of your recipes, yum! Thanks for helping me out of a rough patch, I can always count on success and inspiration from your hard work.

  10. This is the absolute best sweet potato recipe I have ever made!!! Hands down best. Next time though, I will either half the sauce or double the sweet potatoes because I had half the sauce left over. It was amazing though!! And my husband really loved it too. He was asking me if I had anymore sweet potatoes to make more (I didn’t). But I’m getting some tomorrow to make it again and finish the sauce up!

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