I am the avid potato fan. No matter how they are cooked; steamed, boiled, fried, chipped, curried, baked – you cook them, I love them.
In one of my various restaurant adventures, I came across the potato dish which I absolutely fell in love with – the baked potato wedges. They were so flavorful and tasty that I almost didn’t want to share.
When I searched around for the recipe, I realized that making this snack didn’t require a Master’s Degree in Cooking. All I needed were some large potatoes, some spices I liked, a knife, a mixing bowl, a convection oven, and the basic knowledge of how to mix – No rocket science, just a love for the potato.
Here’s how I first made this snack on a Sunday afternoon:
I mixed in all the spices I wanted, into a paste, with some coconut oil – I added fresh garlic, red chilli powder, and dried parsley. A friend once told me that adding a bit of oregano would improve the flavour of the baked potato. I haven’t tried that till now.
I cut the potatoes into wedges buried them in the spice mixture for a while.
I then tossed the potatoes around, and broke into a song – Until the potatoes were coated with the spice paste.
Into the oven they went to be transformed into this yummy potato goodness…. J
Here’s the simple recipe for whoever wants to try:
Potatoes – 4 large
Dried Parsely – 1 tsp (You could use fresh parsley, but make sure you chop them into real small bits – I couldn’t get hold of fresh parsley, hence the dried)
Fresh Garlic cut into small bits – 1 tsp ( I normally add some more because I love the taste of garlic – Garlic has to be fresh for the flavor)
Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp or more if you like them more pungent
Vegetable oil – 3 to 5 tsps (I use coconut oil – another thing that I love)
Any other dried herbs (oregano, thyme – I’ve never used any of these)
Salt – To taste
1) Mix in the spices – the parsley, garlic, red chilli powder, other dried herbs, and salt.
2) Add in some oil and make a paste.
3) Clean and cut the potatoes into wedges. Leave the skin on.
4) Coat the wedges with the spice mixture.
5) Place them on a greased baking tray lined with parchment paper
6) Preheat the oven to 250 Deg C.
7) Bake the potatoes at 250 Deg C for about 40 minutes or until the wedges are nicely browned on the outside.
8) Serve with Tomato Chilli ketchup.
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I am an Electronics Engineer by profession. Outside of my job, I can be described as a Jack of many trades and a master of some. I’ve made it my mission to learn something new every year. I sing, I dance, I roller blade, I cook, and as of recently – I hoop, and I kick ass!!! I was born with energy boots. I think there’s nothing that I can’t do, and nothing that I won’t do. I absolutely love anything to do with food – from the making to the eating. I’m also a dog lover, and live in Bangalore with Bruno – my six year old Indie.