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Oven-roast Potato Wedges September 30, 2006

Posted by thelazychef in Others.
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Poh-ta-to... Po-tae-to... What ever it's called, its yummy! 

These potato wedges are a very healthy alternative to deep fried french fries and its really easy peasy! Healthy olive oil is used and you don’t have to worry about oil splattering all over the place! I first got this easy recipe on KC, from purplegirl. And I made this quite a number of times when I was in States during my exchange program. Its a fantastic side dish for my grilled chicken or any western style food you have…

And the guys whom I stay with, never fail to finish up all these wedges! Everytime I make it, I increase the quantity(as compared to the previous times) but they will definately finish up everything! haha…

This wedges are best eaten when fresh from oven as it is crispy on the outside and hot and fluffy in the inside. And it doesn’t taste that good once it’s cool. So it is very important to time your main meal appropriately when the potato is almost finish roasting. With this recipe, you can forget about buying all those frozen fries and deep frying it in all that oil. 
Whip up your own healthy version! :D
(This is more than enough for 2 person’s side dish)What you’ll need:
1. About 500g Russet potatoes, peeled & cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick sticks
2. salt
3. Extra virgin olive oil

1) Cut the potato sticks, and put them into a pot of water(tap water will do) to get rid of extra starch in the potatoes.

2) After soaking for a while, rinse the potatoes & drain well. Return them to the pot with enough water. Add 1/2 tsp salt. Put on stove and bring them to a boil.  As soon as it boils, reduce heat & boil for 3 mins. Drain the potatoes well & spread them on a kitchen paper towel to dry. 3) Preheat your oven to 220 degrees celcius. Place the potatoes strips on a large baking sheet. Make sure you do not overcrowd. Sprinkle olive oil generously over them. Gently toss it to mix well with the oil.

4) Put the baking sheet in the hot oven. Roast for 15 mins. Remove baking sheet & turn the fries over & continue to roast for another 15 mins or until it´s well browned & crisp.

5) Remove from oven & immediately sprinkle with salt over the hot wedges & serve immediately.

Notes: I normally do not sprinkle salt onto the wedges after it is out from the oven as I prefer the natural sweetness and taste from the Russet potatoes. And yes, USE Russet potatoes for best results!

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1. grace - October 1, 2006

rach rach,yummy potatoes wedges u have here! :) Gonna link u,hope u dun mind. :)

2. thelazychef - October 1, 2006

Hi Grace…

No probs.. Link away!
Will link you up too! :D

3. gracio - October 1, 2006

thanks rach! :) But the link is wrong lei, hehe,it’s graciocafe.blogspot.com :)

4. thelazychef - October 1, 2006

Sorry! Edited it already! ;)

5. gracio - October 2, 2006

No prob rach! *hugz* :)

6. small cookie - October 2, 2006

hey, your pix looks cuter by the day. Nice layout and so are the chips. yum.

7. sooi2 - October 3, 2006

hello lazychef (now, now, anyone who bakes this much can’t be that “lazy”), what a superb food blog u have here — u’re bookmarked!

8. thelazychef - October 3, 2006

Hi Edith…

Thanks! But they’re not as nice as your pretty cupcakes! haha… Love them!!!

9. thelazychef - October 3, 2006

Hi Sooi2,

Thanks for the compliments…
I try my best to cook/bake whenever I can… Really busy with sch work but cooking/baking helps ease whatever stress I’m facing… :)

Thanks for supporting my blog! :)

10. grace - October 6, 2006

happy moonie festive Rach! :) Have a great night! :) *hugz*

11. zn - October 7, 2006

Drool! i wish i could try out this recipe too!
definitely try it out one day! :D

12. Yummie dummieS - October 7, 2006

I’ve tried baking potatoes in the oven for health sake but always failed miserably. Now I now the right method to do it. Thanks! :)

13. thelazychef - October 8, 2006

Hi Grace! Thank you for the greetings!

I finally had my 1st bite of mooncake tonight! One night after the actual mooncake festival… haha…
Happy-belated moonie festival too! hehe…

14. thelazychef - October 8, 2006

Hello zn…

Yes! Please try it out! Its easy and healthy! Anyway, I checked out your blog… nice to know that a young lady like you appreciate food! :) Keep up that passion of yours!

15. thelazychef - October 8, 2006

Hello Yummie dummies…

I’m glad I could be of help! Tell me how yours turned out ya? :)

16. Icetrey - June 22, 2007

you should season your potato wedges with herbs like rosemary… salt seems kind of plain

17. thelazychef - July 1, 2007

Hi Icetray,

I’ll keep your suggestion in mind the next time I make this delicious potato wedges! Thanks. But yes, I think plain salt works fine too cos I get to taste the true flavour of the potatoes.

18. jj - December 30, 2008

excellent!!!

19. tirsden - April 11, 2010

These are awesome! I had to do the conversions from metric but it’s all good, and I have actually skipped the pre-soaking step at times. It makes the wedges come out a little more starchy inside, but when I’m being really lazy (or tired) it’s still quite yummy. Also I’ll usually take the just-boiled potatoes, mix them in a bowl with olive oil and usually salt, garlic powder, and rosemary, and throw them in the pre-heated oven right away. Seems to work fine. ^_^

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It’s become a staple for me, as I have a whole lot of food allergies and am always looking for something to make food un-boring. This definitely does the trick!


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