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Herbed Potato Wedges and Homemade Ketchup Recipes

Updated on December 9, 2011
Potato wedges and ketchup
Potato wedges and ketchup

Herbed Potato Wedges and Homemade Ketchup

These are fun and refreshing as an appetizer or a snack or on the side of a great sandwich. Using fresh herbs makes the potatoes even more healthy than they already are.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees

Ingredients for potatoes:

Two large potatoes, suitable for baking, or approximately 8 ounces each

Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Two crushed fresh garlic cloves

Dash of Cayenne pepper

One teaspoon coriander (the seed of cilantro herb)

One teaspoon allspice

One tablespoon paprika

Sea salt

Cracked black pepper

Ingredients for Ketchup:

One can of pureed tomatoes, 28 ounce can whole tomatoes

One chopped medium sized onion

Two tablespoons olive oil

One tablespoon tomato paste

Two thirds cup packed dark brown sugar

One half cup of apple cider vinegar

One half to three quarters teaspoon of salt

Dash of Cayenne Pepper

Directions for Potatao Wedges

First, cut your potatoes in half, then cut into eight wedges.

Second, place your potato wedges into a pan of cold water. Bring this to a boil, and then lower the heat to a simmer. Simmer the wedges gently for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes have softened up a little bit. Take out, drain, and pat potatoes dry.

Finally, you will mix the oil, garlic, cayenne, coriander, allspice and paprika in a roasting pan. Add enough sea salt and cracked pepper to taste. Toss the potatoes in this herb and oil mixture until coated. Roast these wedges for about 20 minutes, rotating them during cooking. Do this until they are brown, crispy and cooked through.

When ready to serve, add some fresh herbs as a garnish.  Some good ones are thyme, basil, rosemary, but especially good is flat leaf parsley.  Even cilantro would be ok, as coriander is called for in this recipe.  Enjoy!

Directions for the Homade Ketchup

First, in a blender, you want to puree your tomatoes until they are very smooth.

Second, you will cook your onions in a heavy saucepan, over medium heat, stirring and cooking until they are softened, or about 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes, the tomato paste, dark brown sugar, salt and pepper and vinegar. Let these simmer uncovered, and stirring occasionally, until they are very thick. This may take about an hour, but you don't want to rush it and burn your ketchup. To prevent scorching of your ketchup, stir more often toward the end of the thickening process.

Chill your ketchup for at least 2 hours if you can, as flavors will really come out during this time. Make sure its covered and chilled.

Have extra salt on hand for those that like saltier potatoes and enjoy your creation!

Would you eat more potato wedges than french fries if they tasted better?

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Nicole, One source I saw said you can keep the homemade ketchup up to 3 weeks if stored air tight in your refrigerator. I don't imagine it will last as long as factory bottled ketchup, which can last up to 6 months. Its such a treat though to have homemade, its worth the effort. Glad it is tasting good to you!

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      Nicole 

      8 years ago

      Making this right now, I can't believe I can make ketchup! Turning out to be delicious! How long can you keep homemade ketchup?

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Phoenix, lol at your whataburger ketchup comment, haha. I still need to get that the next time I go there. I never really paid attention if you can imagine that. Thanks for coming by.

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      PhoenixV 

      8 years ago from USA

      I love potato wedges and ketchup , especially whataburger ketchup lol

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      BkCreative, I love your enthusiasm! Thank you so much for stopping by. I will definitely come and spend some time at your hubs. You brought a smile to my face :)

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      BkCreative 

      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Oooooh, what a photo! Wow! Ok I will certainly bookmark this because herbed potato wedges and with homemade ketchup - well, you just can't beat it.

      I can't believe how excited I can get over a photo of food - but this has made my evening. I think I am in love!

      Thanks so much. Rated up of course - and more! Mmmmmmm.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Onlinehub, Thank you for stopping by and for the comment.

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      OnlineHub 

      8 years ago from Fresno, CA, USA

      Thanks for sharing this scrumptious Herbed Potato Wedges and Homemade Ketchup recipe. I like reading this article and I hope to make this one soon. 5* plus recommendation!

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