Crispy Potato Wedges

Let’s make some spicy, tasty potato wedges today. Crispy and crunchy from outside and tender and spongy from inside, an easy solution when you are craving for potatoes. In this recipe I have marinated potatoes with oil, salt, pepper powder, onion powder, garlic powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder or paprika powder etc. As these wedges are pan fried in olive oil, they are less oily than deep fried potato wedges you find elsewhere and, they are much healthier. They are usually served as a side with burgers, sandwiches etc., but also can be enjoyed on their own with aioli, ketchup, ranch and chipotle mayo etc.

Ingredients:

2 Large Potatoes

3 tbsp.  Olive Oil

Salt to taste

1 tbsp. red chilli powder/ paprika

1 tsp pepper powder

1tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

A pinch of turmeric powder

Coriander for garnish

Direction:

Wash potatoes of all the dirt and debris. Cut into wedges and place them in saltwater and leave it aside. This will make sure that potatoes don’t turn black and potatoes absorb salt and becomes tastier.

In a pan put enough water to cover potato wedges, add pinch of salt. When water starts to simmer add potato wedges and blanch for 2-3 mins then flip the potatoes and cook for another 2-3 mins. Make sure potatoes are half cooked, they will fully cook when you pan fry. Remove in a plate and cool (this will make the wedges more crispy)

In a bowl mix 2tblsp oil, salt, pepper powder, onion powder. Garlic powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder or paprika powder. Marinate potatoes and leave aside for some time.

Heat a pan put remaining 1 tbsp. oil, when oil is hot place potato wedges. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until it makes a crispy coating and then flip and cook the other side until its crispy. Remove on a plate.

Garnish with Coriander and serve hot with Ketchup, Ranch and Garlic Mayonnaise