Potato wedges



Homemade potato wedges make a great alternative to chips. They’re easy to make and taste delicious.

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Homemade potato wedges make a great alternative to chips. They're easy to make and taste delicious.

You may have noticed that potato wedges have been cropping up quite a lot as “props” in my other food photographs… dipped in garlic mayonnaise or served with a delicious homemade beef burger.

Potato wedges dipped in homemade garlic mayonnaise Potato wedges served with a homemade beef burger

I decided that I was being a little unfair to these poor potatoes, a bit of an “always the bridesmaid, never the bride” scenario. So I decided to fix the situation and make the potato wedges the star of this post.

There’s not a great deal to say about them. They’re extremely easy to make, simply cut up the potatoes, toss them in some olive, salt and bake.

Decent seasoning with salt is very important. Potatoes can be a little boring, the salt elevates them to something delicious.

How to cut potato wedges

I use baking potatoes to make my potato wedges as I like the size I get from them. From each baking potato I get 8 wedges. You can use smaller potatoes but you’ll get fewer wedges from each potato.

To cut a potato into wedges, slice the potato in half lengthways. Then cut each half in half again. Next angle the knife at 45 degrees and cut again.

How to cut potato wedges

Homemade potato wedges make a great alternative to chips. They're easy to make and taste delicious.

Potato wedges

Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Serves 4

Potato wedges

Ingredients

  • 700g potatoes - I use baking potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Method

  1. Heat your oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan.
  2. Cut the potatoes into wedges.
  3. Place the wedges onto a baking tray and toss them in olive oil (I use about 2 tsp) and season with salt.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and use a fish slice (or similar) to turn them.
  6. Return them to the oven and bake for a further 15 minutes.
  7. Serve.
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Potato wedges nutritional information per serving

Calories: 166 kcal (8%), Fat: 2.9g (4%), Saturated Fat: 0.5g (3%), Carbohydrates: 30.1g (12%), Sugar: 1.1g (1%), Fibre: 2.3g (9%), Protein: 3.7g (7%), Salt: 0.4g (6%)

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This is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Free-From…

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • Soy-Free
  • Corn-Free

The ingredients for this recipe are commonly available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

 

 

 

6 Comments:

  1. I’ve suprisingly never made my own potato wedges before, but you have definitely inspired me too. These look VERY delicious!

    • Thanks Thalia. They are, and so simple to make. I keep mine pretty plain so that the boys like them, but you can really play around with herbs and spices too.

  2. Hey Charlotte, these potato wedges look amazing! I’ve been following your blog for a while and am really impressed with the recipes. I absolutely love your chicken chow mein recipe 😀

    • Thanks Ricky. I’m so glad you like the blog.

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I follow a lot of blogs but often don’t comment. Reading your comment reminds me how nice it is when someone who’s been reading for a while says “hi”. It reminds me that I should do it more for others too.

  3. Nice image on how to cut the potatoes! Very cool, I like. 🙂
    I make them quite often adding a little pepper and cayenne pepper. Great recipe!

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Howie. I love the kick of cayenne pepper but I’m not sure my boys would appreciate it so much! I’ll have to make a batch like that just for me

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