Potato Wedges: Easy and Healthy Alternative to French Fries
While I was out in Oregon visiting family, I enjoyed a few dishes that are old family favorites. One of the dishes that my siblings and I always loved to have was really only a side dish, and an incredibly simple one, at that. Potato wedges are surprisingly addictive and a healthy replacement for French fries that is still delicious without the mess, grease, and health risks of deep fat frying.
We made these to go with our dinner one night (burritos for my son and myself, and stir-fried sausage for everybody else) and they were delicious. We had some leftovers, and they were great fried up to go with breakfast the next morning as well.
Seasoned Potato Wedges
serves as many as you like
- Enough potatoes for the people you're cooking for*
- Olive oil in a spray bottle
- Seasoned salt (or seasoning of your choice)
- Catsup, ranch, barbecue, or tartar sauce to dip them in.
* As for the type of potato, russets or baking potatoes tend to be a little more earthy-flavored and hearty with thicker skins, while fingerling potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes have a lighter texture and thinner skins. Choose whichever sort of potato is most appealing to you.
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees celsius).
2. Thoroughly wash the potatoes and cut them lengthwise into wedges 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch thick at the thickest part.
3. Lightly coat your baking pan in olive oil, then arrange the potato wedges across it. Spray them evenly with olive oil and then sprinkle a light coating of seasoned salt (or seasonings of your choice) across the wedges.
4. Once the oven is pre-heated, bake your wedges for fifteen minutes, then remove them from the oven. Flip them all over, then spray again with olive oil, sprinkle with some seasoned salt or seasonings, and return them to the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes. They should be golden brown, and make sure to check them with a fork. When you can easily pass a fork all the way through the thickest part of the wedges, they are done. Remove them from the oven.
5. Allow the wedges to cool for about five minutes, then remove them from the baking pan and serve with catsup, ranch, barbecue, or tartar sauce to dip them in. These are a great side to burgers, veggie burgers, or any other dish that you might usually serve with French fries.
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