Potato Wedges

Let’s face it, potato wedges are always a crowd-pleaser. After all, who can complain about crispy wedges that are fluffy on the inside? We certainly can’t.

Furthermore, this recipe combines a blend of herbs and spices to give them a delicious flavor. These potato wedges are great for parties and get-togethers – they’ll win over both young and old.

What are potato wedges?

Potato wedges are essentially a type of french fry but they’re thicker and often have the skin left on. As the name suggests, they’re cut into a wedge shape, consequently making them chunky and hearty. 

Five reasons you’ll love these potato wedges

  1. Simple ingredients: All the ingredients used in this recipe are easy to find.
  2. Versatile: These wedges are perfect for a quick snack, a party appetizer, or a side dish.
  3. Perfect texture: With a crispy crust and a soft, fluffy interior, these wedges hit the right balance of textures.
  4. Great flavor: The herbs and spices make these wedges super tasty.
  5. Adaptable: This recipe can be easily tweaked to suit your personal preferences. You can experiment with different herbs and spices to match your tastes.

Equipment needed to make potato wedges

Here are the kitchen appliances you’ll need to make these potato wedges:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Sharp knife
  • Large pot
  • Colander
  • Baking tray
  • Parchment paper
  • Slotted spatula
  • Oven

Potato wedges ingredients

  • Potatoes with the skin left on (we used British-washed white potatoes)
  • Oil (we used rapeseed)
  • Breadcrumbs (optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika powder
  • Oregano
  • Chili powder (optional)
  • Water (room temperature)

How to make potato wedges

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven and Prepare Your Potatoes

Firstly, set your oven to preheat at 225°C (200°C for fan ovens). Meanwhile, cut your large potatoes into evenly-sized wedges. To do this:

  1. Cut a potato in half lengthwise (from end to end) using a sharp knife.
  2. Take each half of the potato and place it cut side down on your cutting board. Cut each half into wedges. The cuts should be made from the rounded edge down to the flat base at an angle to create the wedge shape.
  3. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.

Step 2: Soak the Potatoes

Soak the cut potato wedges in a bowl of cold water for 20 minutes to remove some excess starch. Afterwards, drain the wedges and rinse thoroughly with cold water.

Step 3: Boil the Potatoes

Then, Place the potatoes in a pot of room-temperature water along with some salt. After this, bring the water to a boil on high heat. Let the potatoes boil for 3 minutes before draining the potatoes in a colander.

Once the potatoes have drained, gently shake the colander to roughen the edges. Then, transfer the potatoes onto a baking tray and let them cool for 20 minutes or until they’ve cooled completely.

Step 4: Season the Wedges

Place the cooled potatoes in a boil. Add two tablespoons of oil along with the breadcrumbs and spices. Mix well until the wedges are well-coated.

Step 5: Bake the Wedges

Subsequently, spread your seasoned potato wedges on a baking tray. Drizzle some extra oil over them, then bake them in the oven for about 30 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Be sure to stir halfway through to ensure the potato wedges cook evenly. Add more oil if necessary.

Is boiling the potatoes necessary?

Boiling the potatoes gives them a soft interior. It also helps to create a crispy exterior when they’re in the oven. 

Can you freeze the potato wedges for later use?

Indeed, you can freeze them after they’re seasoned. Freeze them on a baking tray lined with parchment, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. Be sure to add a few extra minutes to the baking time when you cook them.

Can potato wedges be made in an air fryer?

Yes, here’s how you can adapt this recipe:

  1. Follow the steps of the recipe until you have your seasoned wedges.
  2. Secondly, arrange the wedges in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don’t overlap.
  3. Cook them for 20 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remember to shake the basket halfway through the cooking time. Also, remember each air fryer is different, so the cooking time and temperature may vary.

Serving suggestions

Here are some serving suggestions for potato wedges:

  • Dip it: Pair the wedges with your favorite dipping sauce like barbecue, ketchup, mayo, or a creamy aioli.
  • Add cheese: Sprinkle some grated cheese over your hot wedges and pop them back in the oven for a couple of minutes for an irresistible cheesy twist.
  • Serve as a Side Dish: Potato wedges pair perfectly with various main dishes. Try them with a burger or alongside a veggie hot dog.

In sum, if you liked this recipe, you might enjoy our delicious homemade daal. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, be sure to check out our raspberry ripple ice cream

Golden-brown, crispy potato wedges generously seasoned with herbs and spices, fresh out of the oven and arranged on a baking tray.

Potato Wedges

Let's face it, potato wedges are always a crowd-pleaser. After all, who can complain about crispy wedges that are fluffy on the inside? We certainly can't. Here's how you can make these delicious wedges!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Sharp knife
  • Large pot
  • Colander
  • Baking tray
  • Parchment paper
  • Oven
  • Slotted spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg British-washed white potatoes (unpeeled) or potatoes of your choice
  • 75 ml rapeseed oil or any neutral oil of your choice
  • 50 g breadcrumbs optional
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Chili powder to taste (optional)
  • 3.5 litres water room temperature

Instructions
 

  • Start by preheating the oven to 225°C (200°C for fan ovens).
  • Cut large potatoes into evenly-sized wedges using a sharp knife.
  • Soak the cut wedges in a bowl of cold water for 20 minutes to remove excess starch. Drain them using a colander and rinse them thoroughly with cold water to wash off any starch,
  • Place the wedges in a large pot. Pour in the water along with a teaspoon of salt. Bring the water to a boil on high heat. Let it boil for 3 minutes, then drain the potatoes in a colander.
  • Roughen the edges by gently shaking the colander, then allow the wedges to cool completely on a baking tray.
  • Once cooled, place the wedges in a bowl. Add two tablespoons of oil, breadcrumbs, and spices. Toss until the wedges are well-coated.
  • Finally, arrange the seasoned wedges on a parchment-lined baking tray. Drizzle with extra oil. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until they turn golden brown, stirring halfway with a slotted spatula to ensure even cooking.
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