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How to Cook Potato Wedges

potatowedgesPotato wedges taste delicious and go well with many dishes.  These are easy to cook, and make a great starter for barbeques and parties. Children love to eat yummy potato wedges, and even adults like this light and easy vegetarian snack. Learning how to make oven baked potato wedges at home can not only save money, but also help you eat healthier. Here’s a quick and easy recipe to make homemade potato wedges in a jiffy.

While baking them, make sure you make a lot of potato wedges, as they’ll inevitably go quickly!

The ingredients that you’ll need to make potato wedges yourself include 6 medium sized potatoes, 4-6 cloves of garlic (chopped), 6 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of red chili powder, and salt to taste.

Procedure:

Step 1: First, wash the potatoes thoroughly. Remove bad spots, if any on the skins of the potatoes.

Step 2: Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Step 3: In the meantime, cut the potatoes into wedge shape, without removing the skins. You can do this by cutting a potato into half lengthwise. Thereafter, cut each half into halves or thirds, depending on the size of the potato and how thick you want your wedges to be.

Step 4: Now blanch the wedges in hot salted water, and drain them using a colander.

Step 5: Take the blanched potatoes in a bowl, and add garlic, red chili powder, mixed herbs, and salt to them. Pour in 4 tablespoons of olive oil and mix well. Add lemon juice and mix.

Step 6: Put the potato wedges on a greased baking dish or tray. Pour rest of the olive oil over them.

Step 7: Put the baking dish or tray in the preheated oven. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 8: Remove the potatoes from the oven once they’re done. Serve potato wedges hot in accompaniment with ketchup, mayonnaise, salsa, barbeque sauce, or anything you fancy.

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