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Spicy Potato Wedges

These wedges are oven baked but oh so crispy.  They can be served as a side dish, a party nibble with sour cream and a spicy sauce or relish or have them as a treat any time.

You can vary the herbs and spices to your tastes and what you have available.  I like to use Cajun spice mix and I'm pretty relaxed about the quantities of chilli powder too. 

Ingredients:

  • 500g potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or seasoning of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon mild chilli powder or a pinch of cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Heat your oven to 200C and line a baking dish with baking paper.
  2. Peel the potatoes if you like - I usually leave the skin on.  Chop into wedges.
  3. Into a large freezer bag, put the oil, corn flour and spices and squish the mix until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Toss in the wedges and massage them until all are covered with the oil mixture.
  5. Empty the bag onto the paper lined baking dish and place into the hot oven.
  6. Check the wedges after 15 minutes.  When the bottoms are browned, turn the wedges over and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes until they are crispy.
  7. Do a taste test and add more salt or pepper if necessary.

Tips:

In a hurry? Precook your potatoes in the microwave until slightly tender.