Spicy Potato Wedges

Written by  McDonald, T.  |  Date 7th of June 2021

Spicy potato wedges are potato cut into wedges and covered in spices.  I like eating this dish but i don't want the bag that comes with it if i buy them from a shop.  Since i can buy potatoes lose, i decided to make my own.  It is possible to use any type of potato such as white, red , new or even sweet potato . Likewise, the choice of spices is up to you although using hot spices like cayenne pepper is traditional.

I chose white potato of medium size and no eyes because when cooked they have a nice sweet taste with a soft texture and they is no need to boil them first or remove bits, which spoils the presentation.

The spices covered the potato wedges well, but i did need to add a bit more cayenne pepper.  Putting the spices in a bowl with the wedges and shaking them around worked well and will be my standard way to coat them from now on.  It also could work well for coating tofu in the future.  The spices coated the wedges well because the spices stuck to the juice oozing from the freshly cut potato.  As far as the spices where concerned, i chose paprika for its smoky flavour, cumin and cayenne pepper for their heat and ground coriander for flavour and aroma. 

The wedges turned out perfectly in taste and texture.  The seasoning tasted better than i had hoped for and the softness of the wedge inside was fantastic.  Even the outside crispiness of the wedges was great not to hard and not to soft.

Since these wedges where such a success, i wouldn't change a thing.  They went perfectly with some BBQ sauce and really made a great side dish to the rest of the dinner. 

Introduction

Spicy Potato Wedges are a classic dish that needs no introduction.  They go well with something light like a salad or they can accompany kebabs.  Whether it is hot out or cold, these have comfort and taste great.  These are quick and easy to make, so why not try them yourself.

Spices in a glass bowl
Mixed spices in a bowl

Potato wedges on a wooden chopping baord
Potato cut into wedges

Wedges coated in spices

Severs 2

Ingredients 

  • Potato x 2 medium sized (about 250g each is good)
  • Paprika x 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander x 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder x 1/2 tsp
  • Cayenne pepper x 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder x 1/2 tsp

Method 

  1. Add the spices to a bowl.
  2. Cut the potato into wedges.
  3. Coat the wedges in the spices by shaking them around in the bowl with the spices until coated.
  4. Spray with a little rapeseed oil. 
  5. Roast in an a preheated oven at 200 C for about 25 minutes.  If piercing with a fork is easy, they are done. 
  6. Leave to stand for two minutes before serving.

Wedges after roasting

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