This picture was used in the post ‘Potatoes in Tambram cooking’ even though it had no relation to it whatsoever, just because I thought these crunchy golden wedges looked so beautiful. And there was the promise for the recipe soon…which I was reminded non stop by my reader turned good friend Subashree. I sent her the recipe per email, but then when Anita poked me on this today, it was time to post it on the blog 🙂
I have always loved the wedges as against the fries, because they are chunky, the skins turn delicious and crispy and there’s no frying involved. Last week, when we were in KL, we ordered a portion of wedges (for want of any other vegetarian options) at the premium coffee house cum diner, Dome and I haven’t had them any worse. They were batter fried and cold which made me miss these home-made beauties. Also check here.
These are perfect when you and your spouse want to sack out watching the latest season of Simpsons or Ugly Betty. The day it poured cats and dogs in Bombay, we enjoyed this, with lots of ketchup, even if we had to suffer ‘hot-potato-speech’.
We’ll 2-3 big sized potatoes for two greedy people. Wash well scrubbing with a brush, because we plan to retain the skins. Bring 2-3 L of water to boil in a large vessel. Once water boils, drop in the whole potatoes and boil for 5-7 minutes, till they are half cooked (that’s why not pressure cooking them). Remove and cool. Cut into half length wise and then into thick wedges.
Preheat oven at 200 C.
In a large dish, mix together 2 tbsp sesame seeds, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder / flakes, pinch of turmeric powder for extra golden colour, 1/2 tsp salt, crushed pepper and 2 tbsp olive oil / cooking oil. Transfer the potato wedges onto the dish and coat them evenly with spices.
Cover a baking sheet with foil / parchment paper, place the potato wedges on their bottoms (skin side down), sprinkle a pinch of coarse salt over the wedges. Bake for 15 minutes, until they are golden and crispy on the outside.
Eat as hot as your mouth can take 🙂
Oven baking these wedges makes them infinitely healthier than fries. They are chunkier hence more filling than the skinny fries. Keeping the skins on increases the fiber quotient, which is a great nutritional plus point.
Hi Nandita, Thanks for stopping by my blog! These potato wedges look delicious. I am going to try your recipe with red potatoes.
And here they are, at last! Looking every bit as good as I thought they would be!Thanks, N! These are going to be regular with this potato lover. Sesame seeds is a nice touch.
the title says it all…SImply Delicious! 🙂
Yaay..my kind of dish…I am terribly missing potato fries and since they are deep fried, I am not able to eat them currently. I will try these…they look so good :).Thanks for sharing nandita.
Now that is real comfort food, I could munch my way through them very easily. Nice recipe too, I will try it.
They are beauties!
am so glad for the step by step cos i have done to death any potatoes hoping to be wedges thus far!! looks super with the sesame seeds.
Hi Nandita! lovely and crunchy. Thanks for sharing.
Nandita, I love anything potato. This is a nice recipe, I like the addition of sesame seeds. Did you get my entry for JFI chillies?Hope you are doing well!Kanch
Oven and potatoes go well together. Less oil, more flavour and less guilt 🙂
Looks great! Ha, and there’s some nutritional values in them too. 🙂
That’s a great idea of baking. It looks perfect Nandita .Viji
Those wedges must taste simply awesome… thanks for sharing:)
Thanks for your comments, do try them and don’t miss out the sesame seeds!
I have been trying to find a recipe for this, thanks. My daughter likes “alu bhaja”, fried potatoes but I am going to give her this instead
Hi there, I like your blog! Nice recipe it looks yummy I love potatoe wedges and yours look delicious:) Feel free to visit my blog too :)Click here for jeenas food recipe blog 🙂
Nandita-I was tempted into making these today- what a great treat they were! It’s been a long time since I last ate potatoes, and these were quite a welcome use of them- thank you!
glad that you liked them Pel!!
Nice recipe… mine calls for grilling the potatoes http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2007/07/grilled-garlic-potato-wedges.htmlI will try baking them next time.
These look so delicious! I love home fries.
delicious…i love potato wedges too :))thanks for the recipe
Hi Nandita,I tried the potato wedges and they are superb.Thanks for posting this :)-Shilpa