Who doesn’t like munching on some crispy, fried potatoes, I know I do! I love everything fried…it’s my happy place in heaven 😛 but I needed to stop eating fried stuff for a bit …had too much recently!
But I still believe fried food takes to me to heaven…LoL! Sabudana Wadas for my fasts and Pyaaz ki Kachori over the weekend kept me in my happy place for a good few days! But, now it was high time I behaved ☺️
Now seriously, look at these golden wedges! Don’t they look divine…?! All crispy and spicy on the outside…and perfectly mushy inside. That’s how I would like them had I fried them. But then again…I couldn’t let myself do that. And besides, hubby dearest had told me after his third kachori, “These are great and everything 😘 …. but quit feeding me fried food for a bit!”
I laughed! I knew it was a warning…I was wavering from my promise to avoid fried food 😇 so yesterday, I was craving for something crispy for munching a bit…and also a great ‘healthy’ cook-off has been happening in one of the food groups that I am a part of …so thought of baking some potato wedges ..perfect excuse for participating & going the healthy way ❤️ But just in case you want to bake something that screams ‘heavenly’ …have a look at my Loaded Potato Skins 😋
Too easy to do…just a few ingredients that are available in the pantry..& these humble potatoes won’t look all that humble anymore! I first made these last year after having tried some baked wedges at Chilis long back..Looked them up at Pinterest and I just knew what I had to do and immediately wanted to try them at home…so added the flavours basis whatever I could taste and they turned out very well! The recipe goes like this…
Yield: serves 2
Equipment: 2 mixing bowls, 2 baking trays, parchment paper/ baking paper/ aluminium sheet, a cooling rack, measuring cups/ spoons.
3 nos large potato
sea salt to taste (you can use regular salt)
1/2 tsp red chilly pwd
1 tsp garlic pwd (use fresh garlic paste if pwd is unavailable)
1/4 tsp black pepper pwd
1 tsp mixed Italian spice
a pinch of nutmeg pwd
2 tbsp refined oil (I ran out of olive oil)
1/2 tsp peri-peri spice mix (optional)
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (optional)
Wash the potatoes well. DO NOT peel them. Cut each potato into halves lengthwise and then cut each halve into 4 wedges. Soak these wedges in chilled water in a large bowl for about 30 mins.
After 30 mins, drain the water & pat them dry. Preheat the oven @ 230’C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper/ aluminium sheet. Set aside.
In another mixing bowl, add all the above ingredients except the peri-peri spice mix and coriander. Give it a mix and add the potato wedges. Mix well so that the oil & spice mix coats each potato wedge well. Now place the wedges separately on 1 baking tray and spread any remaining oil & spice mix over it.
Bake these @ 230’C for approximately 35 mins. I used the lower rods for the first 15 mins and both upper & lower for the last 20 mins while baking in the middle rack. Also, I placed another baking tray on the lower rack to avoid direct heat from charring/ burning the underside of these wedges. Once done, toss them in some peri-peri spice mix and chopped coriander leaves if you like.. & serve immediately with ketchup or any dip so that they are crisp.
That was easy…& trust me they are too delicious to resist 😉