I do not know a single soul that dislikes potatoes! Although I know many that avoid for good reasons… It’s ridiculous how versatile this vegetable is and also how starchy it is. As a child, I remember making a meal out of it. I’m guessing every person goes through the ‘I only eat potato’ phase. I was a fussy eater… I wish I remained one 😉
Wedges are my favourit’est’ more than fries. I love the whole herby spiced thick potato rather than thin lanky fries that disappear soon. My friends and I, once upon a time, made a meal out of potato wedges at burger joints as we were foolish enough to think we were eating little to stay in shape (anorexic).
I tried to replicate the wedges from my favorite burger joint. Bang on! They were peerffeecct! It’s so simple and so unhealthy but so delicious. That obviously led me to trying a healthier baked version that was as delicious.
All you need is,
Scrub the potatoes and boil them until a knife pierces easily through it. Make sure not to completely boil and make a mushy mash out of it. This should take 10- 12 minutes.
Drain and cut into wedges.
As promised, there is a baked and fried version.
For the baked version, sprinkle corn flour over the wedges.
Add the herbs, garlic powder, chili flakes and salt. Toss gently.
Spread the potatoes on a lined baking tray and drizzle over oil.
Bake at 220 C for 45-50 minutes with gentle stirs every 15 minutes.
The fried version is less cumbersome and quick… perfectly suited for a party.
Make a thick paste of corn flour with water and add the herbs, chili flakes, garlic powder and salt.
Heat oil in a deep fryer or a deep pan, as I did, and fry the corn flour coated wedged for 1-2 minutes on a medium high flame until golden brown.
I know of the poor clarity of that image but I was scared of the oil spurting on my precious lens.
Here they are… the fried and baked wedges!
If you thought the fried were prettier…
And they compete…
Have a great day!
Corn flour 5 tbsp.
Chili flakes 2 tsp.
Garilc powder 1 tsp.
Mixed herbs 2 tsp.
Salt to taste.
Method to bake
Boil potatoes until a knife pierces easily. Cut them in wedges, sprinkle corn flour, garlic powder, mixed herbs and salt. Toss and spread on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle oil and bake in a preheated 220 C oven for 45-50 minutes tossing around every 15 minutes.
Method to fry
Heat oil in a fryer. Make a thick paste of corn flour and water 1:2 ratio and add herbs, chili flakes, garlic powder and salt. Coat the wedges in the batter and fry for 1-2 minutes on medium high heat until golden brown. Serve immediately.