potato wedges recipe
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5 from 4 votes

Potato Wedges

This recipe post details both the fried and baked methods of making potato wedges.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: world
Servings: 3
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

  • 250 grams Potatoes - 2 large potatoes or 3 medium potatoes or 6 small potatoes
  • 2 Small to medium garlic - minced or crushed to a paste in mortar-pestle
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper powder Or add as required
  • ½ teaspoon Dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon Thyme OR you can add overall 1 to 1.5 teaspoons of mixed herbs
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil - can also add 1 tablespoon oil (USE OLIVE OIL ONLY IF BAKING)
  • 1 tablespoon Rice flour - OPTIONAL, corn starch or corn flour can also be added instead of rice flour
  • Salt as required
  • Oil as required for deep frying - IF FRYING, use any neutral flavored oil like sunflower oil

Instructions

method 1 - making potato wedges (fried version)

  • In a mixing bowl or pan, take ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder, ½ teaspoon dried oregano, ½ teaspoon dried basil, ½ teaspoon thyme, 1 tablespoon rice flour, 2 small to medium garlic (crushed or minced) and salt as per taste.
  • Mix very well and keep aside.
  • Rinse, peel and then slice 250 grams potato (2 large or 3 medium or 6 small potatoes) in wedges. You can keep the peels of the potatoes if you want.
  • Add the potato wedges to the bowl containing the seasoning.
  • Mix well. Shake and toss the bowl so that the seasoning coats each potato wedge uniformly and well.

frying potato wedges

  • Heat oil for deep frying in a wok, pan or kadai. Keep flame to medium or medium-high. Gently place the potato wedges in the medium hot oil.
  • Begin to fry the potatoes on a medium or medium-high flame.
  • When one side is light golden, turn over the potato wedges with a slotted spoon.
  • Continue to fry and stir as required for even frying. fry them till crisp and golden.
  • Using the slotted spoon, remove them and place on kitchen paper towels to absorb extra oil.
  • While still hot, serve with any dip or sauce of your choice.

method 2 - making potato wedges (baked version)

  • In a mixing bowl or pan, take all the herbs, crushed garlic, rice flour, salt and olive oil. 
  • Mix everything very well. Keep aside.
  • Rinse, peel and then slice 250 grams potato (2 large or 3 medium or 6 small potatoes) in wedges. You can keep the peels of the potatoes if you want.
  • Add the potatoes to the seasoning mixture and mix very well.

baking potato wedges

  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper or aluminium foil. Also preheat oven at 200 degrees celsius for 10 minutes.
  • Line the potatoes on the parchment paper.
  • Place the baking tray in the oven with both the top and bottom heating elements on. Bake at 200 degrees celsius for about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Halfway through the baking, remove the tray and with the help of tongs or spoon turn over all the potato wedges. Keep back in the oven. 
  • Bake till the potatoes become crisp and golden. Timing varies from oven to oven. So do keep a check.
  • Serve hot or warm with tomato sauce, chili sauce or coriander chutney. 

Notes

1. If you don't have an oven then you can pan fry or shallow fry the potato wedges in a pan or tawa (griddle).
2. Herbs and spices can be adjusted as per your taste.